Internships are a mandatory part of the study programmes of all students at HAS University of Applied Sciences and ensure that all students have gained practical experience in the industry before they graduate. Since several years, at least one of these internships needs to take place outside the Netherlands. This policy ensures that almost 100% of all students of HAS University of Applied Sciences have relevant international experience upon graduation.
More and more students use their internship abroad as an opportunity to get involved in sustainable development projects. In order to support these initiatives, HAS University of Applied Sciences offers a special scholarship, the Anton Vermeer Internship Fund for International Cooperation.
In their final year, the students of HAS University of Applied Sciences complete a thesis or final project, which is usually a company assignment, procured directly from the industry. The project is executed under the professional supervision of the consultants of HAS KennisTransfer, a partner of HAS University of Applied Sciences. HAS KennisTransfer also provides training for professionals.