Study programs in the Netherlands

Netherlands is one of the most welcoming countries in the world for international students. It offers more than 2,000 programs taught in English and even more programs in Dutch. In 2002 it introduced three cycles of higher education: bachelor, master and doctoral studies. However, in the past Netherlands had two distinctive types of higher education institutions: research universities and universities of applied science, with the former providing research-oriented education and the letter specializing in professional education. This distinction exists even today, but become less important, because both types of universities use the same three cycles system.

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Bachelor programs in the Netherlands are taught in Dutch and in English. The duration of the studies is 3 years for BA and Bsc programs provided by research universities and 4 year for Bachelor programs in the universities of applied sciences. Requirements for every program are specified by the university, but prospective students have to be graduated from the high school and demonstrate a proper knowledge of English or Dutch. In some cases international students who are not eligible to study in the university of their choice may choose to enroll in a preparatory year.

Master programs in the Netherlands are even more popular among international students: many of them are taught in English. To apply for this programs, students have to have an undergraduate degree: high GPA as well as scientific and extracurricular activities increase the chances to be admitted. The duration of studies is between 1 and 3 years (depending on the program and the university). Doctoral programs (PhD) in the Netherlands are dedicated for those who want to pursue a career in academia. In this case the most important part of application is your research project, which should demonstrate your interest as well as your ability to conduct a high-quality research.

Universities in the Netherlands offer a wide range of programs in different areas. The Netherlands is especially famous for its programs in communication and engineering, as well as natural sciences.  

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University of Amsterdam logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
  • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
  • Language:
  • English
    University of Amsterdam logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
    • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
    • Language:
    • English
      Leiden University logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
      • International students: $ 19.5k / Year
      • Language:
      • English
        Leiden University logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
        • International students: $ 19.5k / Year
        • Language:
        • English
          Utrecht University logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
          • International students: $ 23.2k / Year
          • Language:
          • English
            Radboud University logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 2.47k / Year
            • International students: $ 11.6k / Year
            • Language:
            • English
              Utrecht University logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
              • International students: $ 23.2k / Year
              • Language:
              • English
                Tilburg University logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 2.34k / Year
                • International students: $ 17.3k / Year
                • Language:
                • English
                  Tilburg University logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year (EEA)
                  • Language:
                  • English
                    Stenden University logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                    • International students: $ 7.4k / Year
                    • Language:
                    • English
                      Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                      • International students: $ 6.9k / Year
                      • Language:
                      • English
                        Tilburg University logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 2.26k / Year
                        • International students: $ 15.4k / Year
                        • Language:
                        • English
                          University of Amsterdam logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                          • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
                          • Language:
                          • English
                            Wageningen University logo
                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                            • International students: $ 18.3k / Year
                            • Language:
                            • English
                              Tilburg University logo
                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • Domestic students: $ 1.84k / Year
                              • International students: $ 7.5k / Year
                              • Language:
                              • English
                                Utrecht University logo
                                • Tuition Fee:
                                • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                • International students: $ 23.2k / Year
                                • Language:
                                • English
                                  University of Amsterdam logo
                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                  • International students: $ 12.9k / Year
                                  • Language:
                                  • English
                                    Leiden University logo
                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                    • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                    • International students: $ 19.5k / Year
                                    • Language:
                                    • English
                                      University of Amsterdam logo
                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                      • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                      • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
                                      • Language:
                                      • English
                                        Radboud University logo
                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                        • Domestic students: $ 2.54k / Year
                                        • International students: $ 11.6k / Year
                                        • Language:
                                        • English
                                          Leiden University logo
                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                          • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                          • International students: $ 19.5k / Year
                                          • Language:
                                          • English
                                            Tilburg University logo
                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                            • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year (EEA)
                                            • Language:
                                            • English
                                              Leiden University logo
                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                              • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                              • International students: $ 24.5k / Year
                                              • Language:
                                              • English
                                                Leiden University logo
                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                                • International students: $ 11.1k / Year
                                                • Language:
                                                • English
                                                  Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                  • International students: $ 18.7k / Year
                                                  • Language:
                                                  • English
                                                    Leiden University logo
                                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                                    • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                    • International students: $ 19.5k / Year
                                                    • Language:
                                                    • English
                                                      Fontys University of Applied Sciences logo
                                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                                      • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                                      • International students: $ 6k / Year
                                                      • Language:
                                                      • English
                                                        Free University Amsterdam logo
                                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                                        • International students: $ 9.25k / year
                                                        • Language:
                                                        • English
                                                        • Ranking:
                                                        • 1702 StudyQA
                                                        • Duration:
                                                        • 3 years
                                                          Radboud University logo
                                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                                          • Domestic students: $ 2.54k / Year
                                                          • International students: $ 11.6k / Year
                                                          • Language:
                                                          • English
                                                            University of Amsterdam logo
                                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                                            • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                            • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
                                                            • Language:
                                                            • English
                                                              Leiden University logo
                                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                                              • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                              • International students: $ 19.5k / Year
                                                              • Language:
                                                              • English
                                                                Free University Amsterdam logo
                                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                                • Domestic students: $ 2.26k / Year
                                                                • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
                                                                • Language:
                                                                • English
                                                                  Leiden University logo
                                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                                  • International students: $ 24.5k / Year
                                                                  • Language:
                                                                  • English
                                                                    Utrecht University logo
                                                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                                                    • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                                    • International students: $ 23.2k / Year
                                                                    • Language:
                                                                    • English
                                                                      Fontys University of Applied Sciences logo
                                                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                                                      • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                                                      • International students: $ 6k / Year
                                                                      • Language:
                                                                      • German
                                                                        University of Twente logo
                                                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                                                        • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                                        • International students: $ 16.3k / Year
                                                                        • Language:
                                                                        • English
                                                                          Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                                                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                                                          • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                                          • International students: $ 18.7k / Year
                                                                          • Language:
                                                                          • English
                                                                            University of Twente logo
                                                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                                                            • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                                            • International students: $ 16.3k / Year
                                                                            • Language:
                                                                            • English
                                                                              Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                                                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                                                              • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                                                              • International students: $ 6.9k / Year
                                                                              • Language:
                                                                              • English
                                                                                University of Amsterdam logo
                                                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                                                • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                                                • International students: $ 14.8k / Year
                                                                                • Language:
                                                                                • English
                                                                                  Eindhoven University of Technology logo
                                                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.35k / Year
                                                                                  • International students: $ 16.3k / Year
                                                                                  • Language:
                                                                                  • English
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                                                                                    Bachelor Programs in Netherlands

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                                                                                    Master Programs in Netherlands

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                                                                                    This programme provides students with a unique opportunity to specialise in European private law, with a coherent set...
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                                                                                    Advertisement This interdisciplinary specialisation offers a strong focus on skill development and the ability to...
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                                                                                    Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st Century? The Radboud Master s programme in Political Science...
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                                                                                    Description Stenden trains its students for leadership positions in the hotel industry. We provide our students...

                                                                                    PhD Programs in Netherlands

                                                                                    phd  programs
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