Why Study In Netherlands?
Holland is a popular choice for international students looking to study abroad. It has some of the best universities in the world, like Erasmus University Rotterdam which is ranked 69th in the world. The Dutch education system is well known and respected for its high-quality University level education that goes as far back as the 16th century. English is used to teach in most Dutch university degree programs, programs that attract students from all over the world.
Attitude and Etiquette of the local people
Major cities in Holland see people coming here from all walks of life, hence making Holland a place with huge diversity. Everyone in the Netherlands has the right to be who they want to be and to be with who they want. Dutch society is very international with a diverse environment. Since the 17th century, major Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and even Groningen have been international trading hubs, thereby resulting in a melting pot of many nationalities. This international character means the Dutch are generally tolerant and open about different cultures and beliefs.
Some of the recognized regional languages of the Netherlands are:
Dutch Low Saxon
Dutch Road Rules
Some of the general driving rules in the Netherlands are:
Drive on the right and overtake on the left.
18 is the legal minimum age to drive a car.
16 is the legal minimum age to ride a moped.
A helmet is necessary for motorcycle and trike riders.
Driving licenses, car registration, and insurance papers are compulsory to carry.
Holding a mobile in a moving vehicle is considered an offense unless hands-free is used.
Seatbelts are mandatory while traveling.
Stop for pedestrians on pedestrian crossings.
Major cities with varied course options
Dutch cities may seem incomprehensible and practically identical to an outsider. Once you get to know them, however, you will realize that they have different characteristics and it is crucial to take into account where to study in this beautiful country.
Below are the names of the cities to study in the Netherlands:
The Netherlands has one of the world's oldest and highly respected systems of higher education. Dutch universities provide high-quality education with affordable tuition rates.
The top Dutch universities are:
Delft University of Technology
University of Amsterdam
Eindhoven University of Technology
University of Groningen
Higher education in the Netherlands is of three types:
Government-funded institutions receive funding from the Ministry of Education
Legal entities providing higher education, covered by the terms of Higher Education and Research Act but not funded by the Ministry of Education, so they decide on their fees and admission policies
Private-sector institutions, which are covered by the same act government regulations.
Higher professional education
Higher professional education is provided at 'hogescholen' and is for students aged around 17 and over. They offer courses in several different fields. HBO stands for higher vocational education and is equivalent to a college education. The average size of HBO institutions is constantly increasing as a result not only of mergers but also of rising student numbers. There are 36 government-funded HBO and 60 legal entities providing professional education. A small number of advanced courses are also available, with most having been upgraded to a Masters's degree.
Fourteen universities, including the Open University, provide degree courses. Apart from them, there are a number of approved institutions, including six offering theological courses and one offering in Humanism and Nyenrode Business University.
Types of qualification awarded:
No significant difference is there for the Dutch system and European study system; thus, the following degrees are awarded to students:
Degree types in the Netherlands:
In the Dutch higher education program, students obtain a bachelor's degree upon completion of their undergraduate and master's degrees upon completion of their graduate phase. A research university bachelor's degree program in the Netherlands requires three years of study with 180 credits and depending on discipline, they will obtain their specified courses degree. Universities of applied sciences, however, require four years of study with 240 credits.
With Masters, however, a research-oriented master's program in the Netherlands requires 1 to 3 years with 60-180 credits. A Masters's degree in applied arts and science requires the completion of 60-120 credits.
For Ph.D., the researchers carry out their research within a University setting or at an organization. Students start doing their research from day one as it is a hands-on activity that involves little coursework. Students develop their ideas and priorities while performing their research through work with their supervisors.
Fee Range in Local Currency
For one study year, depending on their country of origin, students pay between €2,000 and €20,000 and also expect to spend €10,350 on accommodations, food and health insurance. Students can apply for scholarships to reduce expenses in the Netherlands
Tuition fee per year, in euro
For EU students
For non-EU students
Preparatory courses (1–12 months)
6,000 — 12,000
6,000 — 12,000
Bachelor’s programs (3–4 years)
6,000 — 10,000
Master’s programs (1–2 years)
7,000 — 20,000
Tuition fee for MBA programs can reach € 40,000 — € 50,000
Employment opportunities after completion of degree:
After you graduate, you are welcome to stay in Holland to look for employment with a post-study work visa, especially since knowledge and talent are highly valued. Fast-growing industries and universities linked to employers from different companies employ students after graduation.