Studying in The Netherlands
As one of the best educational centers in Europe, the Netherlands offers more than 1400 internationally-orientated degree programs and courses in English. Higher education in the Netherlands can be divided into three main streams: Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences (Hogescholen) and International Institutes. The Netherlands isone of the most popular countries in Europe for international students. No wonder, with some of the world’s finest universities, a modern approach to education and a welcoming environment.
Universities in the Netherlands
In Europe, the Netherlands was very early to adopt the Bachelor/Master system and offer degree programmes in English. This has lead to one of the largest selections of courses on the continent. You can choose between plenty of Bachelor and Master degrees at around 70 institutions of higher education.
You can also expect a large community of international students: More than 112,000 students from around the world. Around 16% of all students come from abroad - one of the highest ratios anywhere in Europe.
As in other European countries, universities in Holland are commonly classified as either “research universities”, offering more research-oriented academic programmes, or “universities of applied sciences”, offering more practice-oriented study programmes.
Universities in Holland
Of the fourteen government-funded research Universities in the Netherlands, three specialize in engineering, one in agriculture, and one is part of the Open University. These institutes instruct students in all aspects of academic study and research, although many programs also contain a professional component and most graduates find employment outside the research community. The Universities vary in size, ranging from 6,000 to 30,000 students. Altogether they enroll some 205,000 students.
» PhD: 4 years.
» Master of Arts (MA): 1 – 2 years.
» Master of Science (MSc): 1 – 2 years.
» Bachelor of Arts (BA): 3 years.
» Bachelor of Science (BSc): 3 years.
See the government funded and private Universities
Study in Holland
Universities of Applied Sciences (Hogescholen) in Holland
The programs offered by Universities of Applied Sciences (Hogescholen) focus on the practical application of knowledge. Acquiring work experience through internships is an integral part of professional study programs. The Netherlands has 45 government-funded Universities of Applied Sciences. The largest institute enroll between 20,000 to 39,000 students. Altogether some 365,000 students are enrolled on professional programs.
» Master (M): 1–2 years
» Bachelor (B): 4 years
See the list of Universities of Applied Science (Hogescholen) in the Netherlands:
Tuition fees in the Netherlands
If you are a student from the European Union, you should expect to pay around 2,000 euros per year for your studies.
The tuition fees for non-EU students vary from school to school and from programme to programme. Bachelor’s programmes typically cost between 6,000 and 15,000 euros per year; Master’s programmes in Holland usually cost between 8,000 and 20,000 euros per year.
International institutes in Holland
« Berlage Institute Rotterdam
« Institute of Social Studies
See more information on Institute for International studies