Holland stands out for its great inventiveness, its problem-solving attitude and its openness to the world. Dutch higher institutions offer more than 2,100 study programmes and courses taught in English cover a broad range of fields. All programmes and courses lead to a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree, a diploma or certificate.
Why study in the Netherlands?
1. High quality education
Higher education in Holland has a worldwide reputation for its high quality. This quality is guaranteed through a national system of regulation and quality assurance.
2. The Dutch way of teaching
The Dutch teaching style is interactive and student-centred. It focuses on teamwork, which makes it easy to meet other international students.
3. Value for money
The tuition fees are relatively low compared with English-speaking countries. With the renowned quality of education and the comparatively low cost of living, studying in Holland will give you true value for money. Visit: www.grantfinder.nl to check if you are eligible for a scholarship.
4. Programnmes taught in English
There are over 2,000 English-taught study programme and courses in Dutch institutions. See a complete overview here: www.studyfinder.nl
Career & working in the Netherlands
Once you have finished your studies in the Netherlands, you are ready to start your international career. The Dutch government welcomes international knowledge workers and talent from abroad, as retaining this talent will strengthen the Dutch knowledge economy and its international competitiveness.
International students therefore have the opportunity to spend a period of up to one year to find a job as a highly skilled migrant. During this period you have free access to the Dutch labour market. Visit www.careerinholland.nl for information on starting a career in the Netherlands.
The Dutch have a saying: “A good preparation is half the work”. Meaning that once you have prepared yourself for what is about to come, the rest will follow easily.
When you have made the decision to go study in Holland, you will need to prepare for your stay. You will have to decide what to study and where, you will have to apply to an institution, finance your studies, look for a place to live and so on. The step-by-step checklist will help you determine what to do when and where.
*Pictures come from The Holland Toolkit of the Dutch Consulate General.