Study in the Netherlands
Support for applying to University in the Netherlands
What the Netherlands can offer students
The Netherlands, also known as Holland, has a big international community. Known for welcoming international students and its high quality education. It is one of the top countries in Europe for offering courses taught in English with over 1,200 courses available. The 2018 Global Peace Index reports it to be one of the safest countries in the world and the Dutch teaching style is interactive and student centered making it an appealing option.
Tuition in the Netherlands isn’t free but it is subsidised by the Dutch government, keeping costs below those in the USA, Australia and the UK. For example in the 2018/19 academic year, annual fees for students from an EEA country started at £1,900. The cost of living is approximately £700 to £1,000 per month depending on the city where you study. We estimate a third of this will be accommodation with an average room costing £250 - £500. A good level of English language competence is necessary to study at degree level. If English is not your first language, you will need to show your results from an accepted English language test when applying for your course - no lower than 6.0 IELTS or TEOFL.
The Netherlands also offers excellent career opportunities after graduation. The government’s policy is to support its talented graduates to stay. International graduates can apply for an orientation year which is a 1 year residency permit, allowing time to find a job or start a business.