Announcement: Global School for Entrepreneurship evolves into Unknown University of Applied Sciences

Start and grow
Your business
While getting
Your degree

Highly Practical Education

We know that even the most experienced entrepreneurs learned their traits THROUGH trial and error.

At Unknown University of Applied Sciences, we stimulate students to think, decide, and act as entrepreneurs. We give entrepreneurship the attention it deserves. Many universities offer entrepreneurship as an add-on to their program; some through hands-on minors, others by touching on popular tools such as the business model canvas. Our program takes a radically different approach as we aim to develop Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs: professionals with an entrepreneurial mindset who feel comfortable in unpredictable environments…

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4 Years
The Hague

Program overview

We challenge, inspire, and facilitate students to become entrepreneurs by being one. Our five-week modules provide students with practical learning methods and the latest knowledge from the field to develop entrepreneurial competencies. As Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs, you have to be effective in dealing with unpredictability and become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Entrepreneurship is not something you learn by reading a book. It demands learning through application; therefore, we are proud to be a UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE with a FULLY ACCREDITED cutting-edge bachelor program by and for entrepreneurs. Our modules are designed to help you BUILD YOUR STARTUP and are therefore timed to meet your development needs, allowing you to focus on becoming the architect of your own life.

That is why we fully focus on applied sciences. We see entrepreneurship as a way to shape your own destiny and make a meaningful, direct contribution to society. The only way to learn how to do this is by actually doing the work and starting your business.


Start working on your future from day one.

Our program puts your business development first. You don’t have to wait four years to put your knowledge into practice, in our program you do it from day one. Each block consists of one module, which focuses on a specific topic. The entire curriculum follows this structure and is designed in such a way that all modules follow the process of building your business. From ideation to validation to scaling, the program covers it all. 

Between sessions of the modules, we offer incubator time. The incubator is an essential part of our program as you’ll receive personal coaching and mentorship that works to help you apply the lessons learned during the modules immediately into YOUR OWN START-UP.  

And as an added bonus: it fits within the framework of accreditation, which means your degree is fully accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). So even if you want to gain more experience by working at another company, your bachelor’s degree is just as competitive as all Business Administration degrees.

For whoM is this Bachelor?

Our Bachelor Profile For Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Each module is created along four learning lines intertwined throughout the four-year program.

1. Personal Development
The first learning line focuses on developing the entrepreneur on a personal level, focusing on developing competencies such as assertiveness, creativity, perseverance, persuasiveness, and adaptability.

2. Methodological Learning
The methodological learning line is focused on discovering opportunities for the entrepreneur and their business. The related skills are critical thinking, problem analysis, customer orientation, vision development, and value creation.

3. Interpersonal Learning
The interpersonal learning line aims to develop competencies that help develop relevance in the market and to become a good leader. The skills developed throughout are the leadership of groups, social awareness, curiosity, cooperation, and networking.

4. Effectuation
To ensure that the entrepreneur is capable of coming up with concepts and developing them, the final skills concern developing the Effectuation mindset, learning ability, business orientation, commercial power, and verbal expression.

Graduates from our bachelor’s program are capable of developing a vision, discovering opportunities by making the offer relevant to the customer, and persevering when it gets difficult in order to achieve success.

  • Students help each other out because they are all on the same entrepreneurial journey.
  • Continuous access to a broad scope of experienced entrepreneurs who want to help Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs succeed.
  • With access to a learning coach, students are challenged, inspired, and understood. These coaches recognize when times are tough and work to help students work through personal pitfalls.

  • Access to a cutting-edge incubator workspace which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and during the holidays.

  • Hands-on, relevant forms of assessment that tests the ability to apply knowledge to a business instead of simple memory testing.

Entrepreneurial Types


Are you aspiring to develop your passion into an actual start-up and even grow it into a scaled business in the future?

Meet Alessandro he is doing just that with his exclusive Sneaker business SOLESHAPE.

Are you aspiring to develop a social venture and are you willing to play the long game to achieve massive societal impact in the future?

Meet Sonia. She is building her own travel agency, GROOTTRAVELS.COM making the world accessible to everyone.

Do you aspire to take on the leadership role and grow new opportunities for the family business in the near future?

Meet Lieke. She is introducing new healthcare products to the market on behalf her grandfathers’ company, EUROSTERIEL MEDICAL.

Do you want to contribute to the impact of organizations and run their inspiring innovation projects?

Meet Jord. He is working on introducing hydrogen to shipping as a business innovator at FME with GREEN SHIPPING WADDENZEE.


To submit your application, apply now, fill in the form, upload the appropriate documents, and book the admissions interview.

To support our students in their transition to a new country, Unknown University of Applied Sciences arranges visas for students who need one.

Dutch diplomas: We can accept completed HAVO, VWO or MBO-4 diplomas; it is not required to provide an English language proficiency certificate such as IELTs

International Baccalaureate / European Baccalaureate: We can accept the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career Related Programme; no IELTS required. We also accept the European Baccalaureate. If English is one of the two main languages, IELTS is not required. 

EU diplomas: We accept most EU qualifications which give access to higher education in your country. Students whose qualification is equated with the Dutch HAVO, VWO or MBO-4 diploma are exempted from needing to provide a sufficient English language proficiency certificate such as IELTS.  

Non-EU diplomas: We can accept most non-EU qualifications which give access to higher education in your country. Our team will assess your high school diploma. If your non-NL qualification is not equated with the Dutch HAVO, VWO or MBO-4 diploma,  IELTS is required in most cases; exceptions are made for qualifications obtained in the UK, Ireland, Canada, the US, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and some other English-speaking African nations. 

If you do not meet the above requirements, we may be able to offer you an entrance test. Passing this test would allow you to join our Bachelor of Science, but only if you are 21 years old. Please contact us for more information:

English Language Requirements: Applicants that are required to submit an English Language proficiency certificate will need to have obtained any of the following minimum scores of IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 80 or FCE/CAE 169

EU/NL € 14.200 (€ 13.500 if paid in full directly.)
Other € 14.200 (No rebate due to visa application costs).

EU/EEA: 1st of August for a September start

EU/EEA: 1st of February for a February start

NON-EU/EEA: 1st of June for a September start
NON-EU/EEA: 1st of December for a February start

As we are a privately held boutique University of Applied Sciences we are free to accept late applications. Please contact us as soon as possible as enrolment after the dates mentioned above could still be possible.

As our program is fully accredited, it is possible for Dutch and European students to finance the tuition fee in full, and even a small part of the housing/living costs, using DUO Student Finance. We can help you apply for it once you are enrolled.  For more information please take a look at our finance page


Find out more about Unknown University of Applied Sciences. By scheduling a call, we will provide more information about our program, go over the application process, and share more about studying at here in general. 

You do not need to prepare for the call, but feel free to provide us with extra information prior to our call if you think it will help, you can do so when scheduling the call. 

If you need to reschedule your call, please use the link that you have received in the confirmation email.

Looking forward to speaking with you!

Until then, 

Unknown University of Applied Sciences Recruitment Team