Study in one of the happiest places in the world, in the heart of Europe ! Every year over 100,000 international students come to the Netherlands to attend universities. Dutch Universities offer their programmes in English and most of the locals English proficient, making it easy for newcomers to assimilate. Education system in Holland is similar to those in other European countries. The Universities offer various programmes for all courses. There are 41 Applied science universities and 14 research universities.
What is unique to Dutch Universities are their encouragement of students to gain practical skills and work experience alongside the theoretical knowledge. This puts students at an advantage when entering the labour market and opens networking opportunities with potential employers.

Entry Requirements

Requirements differ depending on your chosen course. You will need to prove your English proficiency TOEFL (550, 213) or IELTS (min average of 6).

Higher Education System

Bachelor’s degrees in the Netherlands are split into three groups:

  • Research Universities (Universiteiten)- these are research universities, mainly research focused.
  • Universities of applied sciences (Hogescholen)- for sciences practice
  • Higher Education Institutions- they are number of private universities that offer higher education, they include University Colleges and Arts Universities.

Popular Courses

Popular courses in private universities include courses in Dutch business schools for master’s programmes. Moreover, other options include full-time bachelor programmes in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences are also popular amongst students who are looking for practical work experience. These Universities usually encourage a work placement in the duration of the programme.

Popular Cities

Among the popular destinations in the Netherlands are the main cities; Leiden, Groningen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Delft, the Hague, Utrecht and Tilburg.

Tuition Fees

For students from EEA country or Switzerland, tuition fees are around €2,060 to €2,087 per annum. For students from other countries bachelor’s programmes are between € 6,000 and € 15,000 and for master’s it is around € 8,000 and € 20,000.

Cost of Living

Cost of living in the Netherlands are relative to the location of the university and the city in which you are residing.

On average rent per month is between €350-800
Food expenses per month are an estimate of €180
Health Insurance per month €80