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Study in the Netherlands

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The Netherlands stands out when it comes to its inventiveness, its problem-solving attitude and its openness to the world. Studying here offers you the space to be a pioneer, be creative and get connected. All programmes and courses in the Netherlands lead to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD, a diploma or certificate.

10 reasons to choose the netherlands as a study destination

  1. Higher education in the Netherlands is known for its high quality
  2. Dutch people are innovators, entrepreneurs and discoverers
  3. Dutch society is multicultural, religiously very diverse and is focused on international relations
  4. Life is not expensive when compared to English-speaking countries
  5. You earn a quality degree at a comparatively low cost
  6. Holland is a safe country by international standards
  7. The rest of Europe is on your doorstep. In just three hours you can be in Paris. London and Berlin are just a five or six hour train ride away
  8. You don’t really need a car to get around in the Netherlands. Public transport and bike routes are sufficient
  9. The Dutch government wants to attract knowledge and retain talent. International graduates can therefore apply for a residence permit of one year to find a job, or start a business within three years of graduation
  10. Get access to plenty of international career opportunities
Small country, big opportunities
  • A relatively small area of just over 41,000 square kilometres
  • Home to over 16.7 million people. 95% of the population speaks English as a second language
  • The city of Enschede has a population of 158.402 (2018), made up of 160 different nationalities
  • A safe country by international standards
  • Well-organized, with a dense, safe public transport network
  • The Netherlands is home to more bicycles than people
  • Innovation campus Kennispark (where the University of Twente and  Novel-T are based) is one of seven leading Dutch innovation campuses
  • Great events and festivals throughout the year
  • A rich history and a tolerant society

More information

The Study in Holland website is the most comprehensive source of information on living and studying in the Netherlands. The website provides information on finance (funding, living expenses), the Dutch education system, the Netherlands, food, climate and cultural issues.

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