Are you an international student interested in studying abroad? Consider getting your education in Holland, where there are over 1,500 education programmes in English offered by 77 different higher education institutions.
Many of these programmes are geared toward international students who want to study abroad, making it the perfect place for you to study. Not only will you be part of a highly international student body, but the education institutions in the Netherlands are renowned for being some of the best in the world.
Whether you’re looking for a bachelor degree or diploma programme, a master or PhD, the Netherlands has it all. Many opportunities await you after completing your education abroad programme in the Netherlands. You’ll be prepared to enter numerous professional fields or continue your education in Holland or at other international universities.
Why should I study abroad in Holland?
Holland is pioneering. From day to day problems to the education system, Holland is at the forefront of global trends.Still not convinced that Holland is the right choice for you? Here are three more reasons you should study abroad in Holland:
- Holland is creative. Students in Holland are pushed to find creative solutions to solve complex problems using knowledge sharing and teamwork.
- Holland is connected. Cooperating with other countries is important to the Dutch; not only are there numerous international students in Holland, but the education programmes will prepare for work in an increasingly internationalised world.
Information about studying abroad in Holland
The education system in Holland is defined by two different types of higher education institutions: research universities and universities of applied sciences. Programmes in the universities of applied sciences will prepare you for specific careers within your field. Research universities prepare students for working in research for both academic institutions and private enterprises.
There is also a third branch of higher education geared to international students studying abroad in Holland. The courses offered at these institutions prepare students for a variety of jobs requiring highly specialised knowledge.
Quick facts about an international education Holland:
- Inhabitants: 16,730,000
- Education expenditure as percentage of GDP: 5.9%
- Number of higher education institutions: 77
- Number of total students: 656,000
- Number of international students: 81,700
- Academic year: September to July
In this study in Holland guide
A great reason to study in the Netherlands is the broad spectrum of educational opportunities offered here. Read more about the different types of higher educational institutes available in the Netherlands and a few practical details you should consider during your preparations for studying in the Netherlands.
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What is Nuffic?
This country study guide was published in cooperation with Nuffic. Nuffic is the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education. Nuffic works to bring people together by connecting international students to Dutch universities. Nuffic’s motto is “Linking knowledge worldwide.” By enabling Dutch universities to share their knowledge with international students through a study abroad education, Nuffic not only links knowledge on a worldwide scale, but also connects people from many different countries.
Nuffic helps international students studying abroad in Holland
Nuffic ensures the quality of Dutch universities by holding them to a code of conduct. This code requires universities to provide reliable and easily accessible information to international students. To view the institutes that have signed the code of conduct, click here.
Nuffic has local offices in 10 different countries to act as a point of contact for the local students and universities. They provide students interested in studying abroad with information about international programmes, courses, and training. The local offices also prepare students who are about to go study abroad in the Netherlands.
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