- Holland appeared to be the first non-English-speaking country with courses taught in English for international students.
- Higher education in Holland has a higher reputation for its best quality. Moreover, 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 reliable 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 offers 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 the Netherlands is offered at 2 Types of Universities:
- Research Universities: Offering research-oriented programs. Research universities include comprehensive universities, universities specializing in engineering and agriculture, and the Open University.
- Universities of Applied Sciences: Offering programs of higher professional education as well as agriculture, excellent and performing arts or teacher training
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.
Required Language Test(s)
- IELTS and TOEFL are available language tests option for international students who want to pursue a degree in the English language in the Netherlands.TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) at least or 213 (computer-based). For IELTS, a score of at least 5.5 is required.
- GMAT is required for certain Business School
Students are required to have an entry visa called MVV plus residences permit called VVR. Sponsor institution usually applies to these on behalf of the international students.
The residence permit is valid for the entire duration of the study program.
Once the students get a VVR visa, they are free to travel from Holland to any Schengen countries for a period of a maximum of 90 days within 180 days.
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.
International students can work limited hours during term time, but they are entitled to work full-time during June, July and August in the Netherlands.
Post Study Options
After completing the study in Netherlands student can have the opportunity to stay a period of up one year in the Netherlands to find a job as a highly-skilled migrant (kennismigrant). During this period the student has free access to the Dutch labour market to find a suitable job
Additional Information about the Netherlands
United States Dollar, Euro
Atlantic Ocean, with cool summers and moderate winters.