The Netherlands, also informally known as Holland,is a very flat and lowest country. About 26 percent of Netherlands is below sea level and even the highest point in Netherlands is just 322m above the sea level. Also known for being the first country to legalize gay marriage, Netherlands is one of the best country for international students to live in. Netherlands ranks top as the country for plentiful, nutritious, and affordable food and has the highest English-proficiency in the world. According to English Proficiency Index (EPI), some nine in ten Dutch people speak English as their second language. Netherlands also is a home land of discovery of microbiology and virology.The first microscope was invented in Netherlands in 1670s by Antoine van Leeuwenhoek, who is also called 'the father of microbiology'. Along with all these amazing facts, Netherlands is one of the best countries to obtain tertiary education in the international scenario.There are many reasons for this and some of them are given below:
International students from about 160 countries come to study in Netherlands.Most of the students are from Germany, China, Belgium, Italy and Spain. The Dutch are very open and tolerant, welcoming everyone to share their opinions and express themselves. As more than 95% of Dutch speak English language, studying,living and woorking in Netherlands is very comfortable and convenient for international students.
Dutch universities offer the largest number of English-taught programmes in continental Europe all of which well recognized around the globe. The Netherlands has always been recognized as a knowledge center with rich study traditions and well-known universities. Research from Netherlands also receive value both nationally and internationally. A diploma from a Dutch university provides an opportunity to start one’s own business and can be very useful in terms of having a successful career in any country of the world.
Innovative Teaching Style
The Dutch teaching style is interactive and student-centred. Dutch universities give priority on good relation between professors and students. The study programs focusses mainly on developing your own opinion, an open mind and increasing your international orientation. You will develop valuable skills such as analysing, solving practical problems and creative thinking.
The Netherlands is one of the country with largest economy (17th in rank). Some of the multinational companies like Philips, Heineken, KLM, Shell, ING and Unilever, are from Netherlands. Netherland stands as a world leader in many areas including agriculture, water management, art and design, logistic and sustainable development. As the Dutch government wants to attract knowledge and retain talent, the graduates are provided with the opportunity to apply for a residence permit of one year to find a job, or even start abusiness within three years of graduation.
Universities of Netherlands
- Delft University of Technology
- University of Amsterdam
- Wageningen University and Research Center
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Leiden University
- University of Groningen
- Utrecht University
- Maastricht University
- Radboud University Nijmegen
- University of Twente
- VU University Amsterdam
- Eindhoven University of Technology
- Tilburg University
Popular Course in Netherlands
- Business Studies
- Economic Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Law Studies
- Life Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Performing Arts
- Social Sciences
Skill Shortages in Netherlands
- Science and Engineering Professionals
- Architects, planners, surveyors and designers
- Science technicals
- ICT professionals
- Installers and Repairers
Average Tuition Fee
The average tuition fee for bachelor’s programmes is between €6,000 and €15,000, for a master’s programme between €8,000 and €20,000.
Cost of Living
The average cost of living that is required in Netherlands is 800-1100 Euro per month.
In Netherlands, the minimum wage per hour is given on the basis of age and hours worked per week.
Fulltime workweek 23+ 18-22
36 hours per week 9.95 Euro 6.312Euro
38 hours per week 9.43 Euro 5.978Euro
40 hours per week 8.96 Euro 5.678Euro
Scholarships in Netherlands
For scholarship, we recommend to begin application procedure at least 12 months prior to the intake. Scholarship deadlines vary amongst institutions.
Major Intakes: September
For Offer Letter
-Academics (SLC and above)
-Certificate of English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE)
-Statement of Purpose (SOP)
-Recommendation letter from the college/Office
For Visa Process
-Letter of Acceptance
-All Academic Certificates
-Test scores ( IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT )
-Work Experience Certificates (optional)
-Translation of Citizenship + Date of Birth
-Bank Balance Certificate/Statement