Why Study In Netherlands
  • 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, 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
Education System
  • 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 programs, student recruitment, selection and counselling procedures in a Code of Conduct. The code sets out standards for Dutch the 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.

Student needs a work permit if they want to take up a job next to their studies. Employer will need to apply for this. They can only work for a limited number of hours: either a maximum of ten hours a week or full-time during the months of June, July and August.

After studies in Holland the student have the opportunity to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find a job as a highly skilled migrant (kennismigrant). During this period the student has free access to the Dutch labor market to find a suitable job

  • Intakes: February, September
  • Tuition fee: €6,000 and €12,000 for Bachelors , €8,000 and €20,000 for Masters
  • Living cost: €800 and €1,100 per month

Education in Netherland is not free, but tuition fees are reasonable. The latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey shows that the cost of living in Holland is modest compared with cities like New York, London, Paris and Beijing.

Yes, courses are taught entirely in English. 1800 international study programs and courses are taught entirely in English and are open for people from throughout the world to study degree programs. All programs and courses lead to a bachelors, masters or PhD degree, a diploma or certificate

Yes Universities require IELTS / TOEFL

Master degrees in the Netherlands can take one to two years to complete rather than the standard one year as in the UK, and Dutch Master programs in engineering can last even longer. The Dutch university year typically starts in September and finishes in June.

€800 and €1,100 per month which includes food, public transport, books, clothes, and cinema tickets, housing and insurance

Yes, major scholarships are available to foreign students in Holland. NUFFIC is the main organization managing information about scholarships in Netherland.


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.

List Of Universities
  • University of Twente, Enschede (UG Pathway and Direct entry- UG & PG)
  • 2 Tilburg University, (UG Pathway and Direct Entry – UG & PG)
  • Radboud University, Nijmegen
  • HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen
  • Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht
  • Fontys University, Eindhoven
  • Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Apeldoorn
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences (UG Pathway)
  • Rotterdam Business School, Rotterdam
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UG Pathways Programs)
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (UG Pathways Programs)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (UG Pathways Programs)