Why study in Netherlands?
The Netherlands is a small country in Western Europe, with a rich cultural tradition, great higher education and an open minded and pioneering people. Its relatively small area of just over 41,000 square kilometres is home to more than 17 million people.
Summary of Information
Here are our top reasons why you should study in the Netherlands
Wide range of English programmes
Dutch universities offer the largest number of English-taught programmes in continental Europe. About 2,000 programmes are taught entirely in English.
Also, 95% of the Dutch speak English, so it’s easy to communicate in daily life.
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Good value for your money
Also, there are lots of scholarship opportunities.
The Dutch teaching style is interactive and student-centred. You will develop valuable skills such as analysing, solving practical problems and creative thinking.
Big international community
NL’s many international students come from more than 160 different countries. Dutch society is diverse and inclusive. It is strongly connected to other cultures, the business community and the world. The Dutch are open-minded and direct, so it is easy to meet them and exchange ideas.
Read the stories of international students in the Netherlands.
Great place to live
The Netherlands is one of the safest countries in the world, according to the 2018 Global Peace index and belongs to the top 10 happiest countries in the world. Read more about the good Dutch standard of living in the OECD’s Better Life Index.
The Netherlands has a rich history with historic cities and the highest museum density in the world.
Discover the most beautiful places in the Netherlands.
Also, the Netherlands is the gateway to Europe! In just three hours you can be in Paris. London and Berlin are just a five- or six-hour train ride away.
Excellent career opportunities
The Netherlands is the 18th largest economy in the world. Some of the world’s biggest multinationals, including Philips, Heineken, KLM, Shell, ING and Unilever, are Dutch. The Netherlands is a world leader in many areas of expertise, including agriculture, water management, art & design, logistics and sustainable energy.
The Dutch government wants to attract knowledge and retain talent. International graduates can therefore apply for an orientation year. This is a residence permit of one year to find a job, or start a business within three years of graduation.