⦁ Holland was the first non-English-speaking country with courses taught in English.

⦁ Higher education in Holland enjoys a worldwide reputation for its high quality. This is achieved through a national system of regulation and quality assurance.

⦁ Located in the heart of Europe, many European capitals are within easy reach.

⦁ Innovative education system Dutch educational system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, helping international students meet one another.

⦁ Holland is well connected. A strong connection between Dutch higher education institutions and the business world creates possibilities for practical assignments and internships to prepare students for a career in an international environment.

⦁ Friendly and Comfortable Environment.


⦁ The Netherlands is also home to one of the world’s oldest and most highly respected systems of higher education, dating back to the 16th century.The education system in Holland is known for its high quality in education and research and its international study environment.

⦁ Higher Education in Netherlands is offered at 2 Types of Universities:

⦁ Research Universities: Offering research-oriented programs. Research universities include general universities, universities specialising in engineering and agriculture, and the Open University.

⦁ Universities of Applied Sciences: Offering programs of higher professional education. Universities of applied sciences include general institutions as well as institutions specialising in a specific field such as agriculture, fine and performing arts or teacher training.

⦁ The Dutch institutions offer international students a guarantee of the quality of their programmes, student recruitment, selection and counselling procedures in a Code of Conduct. The code sets out standards for the Dutch higher education institutions in their dealings with international students. Only institutions that have signed up to the code are allowed to recruit international students.


⦁ The main requirement for admission to a bachelors program is a secondary-school diploma at the appropriate level. For admission to a master’s degree program, applicants must have at least a bachelor degree or its equivalent.


⦁ IELTS and TOEFL are commonly accepted language tests.The required scores are at least 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) for TOEFL. For IELTS a score of at least 6 is required.

⦁ GMAT is required for certain Business School


Students need an entry visa (MVV) plus residences permit (VVR): host institution needs to apply for these. Student need to collect the visa at a Dutch Embassy or Consulate

The residence permit is valid for the duration of the study program, provided that the students obtain 50% of study credits every year.

Once the student has a VVR visa they are free to travel from Holland to any other Schengen country for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-days period.


To obtain a residence permit immediately student will need to take out health insurance. They must be insured against the cost of medical treatment in Holland. Note that as soon as the students pick up a job or paid internship they are obliged to take out Dutch basis healthcare insurance.



⦁ The Netherlands is the 27th most densely populated country in the world, which can make finding accommodation as an international student difficult.

⦁ On-campus accommodation is extremely rare in the Netherlands; it’s much more common for students to rent a single room in a house or apartment in the town close to your chosen university.


What is the average tuition fee of a degree program in Netherlands?

The average tuition fee for them for bachelor’s programs lies between €6,000 and €12,000, whereas the costs for a master’s programs lie between €8,000 and €20,000.



·         University of Amsterdam

·         University of Groningen

·         Leiden University

·         Maastricht University

·         Radboud University Nijmegen

·         Erasmus University Rotterdam

·         Tilburg University

·         TiasNimbas Business School

·         Utrecht University

·         Delft University of Technology

·         Eindhoven University of Technology

·         University of Twente

·         Wageningen University

·         Nyenrode Business Universiteit

·         Vrije University

·         HAN University of Applied Sciences

·         The Hague University of Applied Sciences

·         Stenden University of Applied Sciences

·         Fontys University of Applied Sciences

·         Saxion University of Applied Sciences

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