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Study in the Netherlands: A Guide for International Students

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The Netherlands is located in Mainland Europe bordering Germany and France. The country is known for its innovative education methods. If you pursue an education in Netherlands you get to experience visionary architecture, contemporary fashion and tons of street markets.

Consider getting your education in Netherlands, where there are over 1,500 education programs in English offered by 77 different higher education institutions.  Many of these programs are geared towards 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 educational institutions in the Netherlands are renowned for being some of the best in the world.

Whether you’re looking for a bachelors degree, diploma program, a masters or PhD, the Netherlands has it all. Many opportunities await you after completing your education  in the Netherlands. You’ll be prepared to enter numerous professional fields or continue your education in Holland or at other international universities.

Quick facts on Netherlands

Netherlands is a densely populated country situated in Western Europe. The country is influenced by its low land and flat geography with around 50% of its submerged land its one meter above sea level. Nevertheless, Netherlands is the world's largest exporter of food and agricultural products. Studying in Netherlands, you can benefit from the mild weather and fertile soil.

Netherlands currently has an elected parliament. Since 1848, the country has been governed by a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy organised by the state. Nevertheless, consider education in Netherlands for its social tolerance  and being a liberal country. Students who pursue their education in Netherlands can benefit from the open minded and tolerant nation as well as a divergent culture within Dutch Universities. Moreover, while pursuing your education in Netherlands, you can benefit from the excellent transport links from Netherlands to other European countries that gives students the option of travelling and sight seeing other popular cities in Europe broadening your study abroad experience.

The capital of Netherlands, Amsterdam is the cultural hub of the country. Choose to undertake your education in Netherlands and benefit from over 20 well recognized educational institutions. The Netherlands also has one of the most active social scenes and night life, making it a student centric, enjoyable city. For those who are not into loud music and bars however, Netherlands has some of the most famous museums and tourist sites within Europe. There is always something for all students to enjoy during your education in Netherlands!

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This country study guide was published in cooperation with the Dutch organization, Nuffic

About 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.

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Last update: 20 Jan 2020

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