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The Kingdom of The Netherlands means ‘low country’ stating the fact that it is below the sea level. This country has always been associated with windmill and clogs but is also one of the most stable and wealthiest countries in the world. Also known as Holland with its glorious and long colonial history it is one of the most esteemed members of the European union, spread a little of 41,000 sq. kms and Amsterdam as its capital, Netherlands has to offer a variety of courses to abroad education aspirants from around the world.


Offering a relaxed, easy and fun filled lifestyle, Holland makes sure that the students have a pleasant stay in the country. With a stable and constant growing economy, Netherlands has much to offer in term of a bright andsuccessful career options for students opting to study here. Our specialty and networking in the European union enables us to help students clear the formalities of immigration and student visa requirements for this Netherlands.

Education In Netherlands

With a constant exposure in the European union, The Dutch offers a broad list of curriculum choices to choose from. It has more than a 1600 study programs catering to the needs of more than 50,000 foreign students. Netherlands comprises about 95% of English speaking population making it easy for foreign students to learn and stay in this country. Holland has many universities that are ranked in the top 500 institutes of the world.


The Netherlands was the first non – English speaking nation to provide courses delivered in English language for foreign students coming to study from around he globe. Known for its expert research and fellowships, Dutch people are warm and make sure that any of the cultural differences are tackled with a sensitive outlook. The education control is mostly with the government which means that the fee is subsidized and the living expenditure for students are also limited and controlled.

With most of the education system controlled by The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The quality of Dutch education is ensured by a strict legal system prevailing in all of country. Dutch degrees are recognized everywhere in the world as it is one of the most prestigious study destinations in the European Union. To ensure the quality of education being imparted, intake standards are tough and mostly academically brilliant students are preferred.


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More than 1600 courses and 400,000 students studying in Netherlands, there is a wide of professional, part time, diploma courses for students to choose from. Various universities, colleges, schools and professional provide students with MBA, law, engineering, hospitality etc. as areas of expertise through undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and professional courses.


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Being a member of the European Union, Dutch education is slightly flexible in the higher education level where as the education is compulsory to all. Major flexibility is observed in the lower levels of education. The universities cooperate in term of work timings to support a student's education, tuition fees. Extra classes can also be opted by students.


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The application procedure followed by the most of the college and universities is:

Eligibility for Undergraduate Courses

  • Relevant school leaving certificate
  • Minimum first class marks in the final examination taken
  • Character certificates
  • Letter of recommendation
  • A minimum of 5 in IELTS and 215 in TOEFL scores are accepted

Eligibility for Postgraduate courses

  • Bachelors degree in the specific field.
  • Good academic in graduation program
  • A well written statement and essay
  • The minimum score of 215 in TOEFL and 6 in IELTS
  • In case a student does not speak the English language, separate exams are conducted.
  • Certificates for extracurricular achievements.

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Tuition Fee

The average cost of study for a foreign student may could be as high as 15,000 Euros per year.


Students have various options for availing financial aids. Scholarships, loans, sponsors and other various methods are at a students disposal. Some scholarships provided by The Dutch are:

  • Undergraduate International scholarship granted by Kingston University London
  • Estonian Language and Culture, Beginner,granted by Estonian InsituteNetherlands
  • Semester at Sea: ScholarshipSponsored by The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE)
  • Math Mods Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications Offered by European Commission (Erasmus Mundus)

The Netherlands is an expensive, The living cost for students range between 700– 1000 Euros/ month. The assumption includes their living, clothing, Fooding and living styles. There are options of dormitories, flats, shared apartment etc. to make to life easier for a struggling student.


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Undergraduate courses – Bachelor’s Degree – 3 - 5 years – 180 – 240 credits


Postgraduate course - Masters Degree takes around 1 - 3 years – 60 – 120 credits


Diploma courses - 6 months – 2 years, depending on the course and level.


PhD - 4 years, decided by the university offering the program.


The number of years given to a particular course depend upon the course and the university applied for.


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The two major intake months for the universities in Netherlands are September and January.


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