Why Study In Netherlands

Study in Netherlands, is an incredibly attractive prospect for international students. The quality of education in universities in Netherlands is among the best in the world, universities offer various English-language programs and studying in the Netherlands is affordable as compared to countries such as the UK and the US. A total of 122,000 students from 162 countries follow a degree program at a university of applied sciences or university, according to an analysis by Nuffic, the Dutch organization for internationalization in education.

Career Opportunities

If students wish to work, during their education in Netherlands, they need to apply for a TWV (Temporary Work Visa) work permit from UWV (Netherlands Employee Insurance Agency) and then they may work a maximum of 10 hours per week or for two months during the summer (June, July and August). A work permit is not required, however, for doing an Internship as a part of the course. The Internship Agreement, however, must be signed between the employer, the intern and the educational institution. Once their studies in the Netherlands are complete, graduates who wish to work may apply for a search year. This is a residence permit for one year that allows graduates to look for a job in the Netherlands. Netherlands is ranked quite highly according to the OECD Better Life Index. A thriving economy offering a wealth of job and career opportunities is one of the best reasons to work in the Netherlands.

Top Colleges List

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


Nyenrode Business Universiteit

The Hague Pathway College

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

University of Amsterdam



Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

University of Twente

Netherlands is a great location for study and home to some of the oldest and best universities and with remarkable access to domestic and international opportunities. The QS World University Ranking 2019 includes 13 universities of the Netherlands, all ranked within the world's top 350, and an impressive seven of these are within the global top 150. There are many options for courses offered by universities in Netherlands, which are often offered in association with degree programs, certificate programs or professional development series. Courses in Netherlands encompass a wide spectrum of topics such as:




International Business



Political Science


Social Media

According to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), students need € 10,412 per year (€ 867.68 per month) to cover living expenses that include accommodation, food, health insurance, and transport costs during their study in Netherlands.


Most universities in Netherlands offer temporary, short stay solutions for foreign students upon arrival. If they are part of an exchange program or enrolled in an international course, it is very likely that they will be offered accommodation.

Students can stay in various types of accommodation. They can choose to live in a student house or flat, which is a very common thing to do for Dutch students.

Student house

A vast majority of students in the Netherlands rent rooms in student houses, which are privately-owned houses designed to host three to six individuals.

University housing

Most universities in Netherlands offer student apartments or student houses through their housing offices or other housing organizations. Although both price and facilities are more or less the same as the privately-owned ones.

The main intake offered by all Colleges and Universities in Netherlands is September

English Requirement

As English is the language of instruction at all Institutions of higher education, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to be accepted in a Program. Generally, the required minimum score in TOEFL is 92 & IELTS 6.5 Internet Based Test which should not be older than 2 years.

Documents Required to study in Netherlands

· Passport

· Bachelor's degree (For master's)

· 12th Marksheet (For Undergraduate)

· Transcripts Secondary (For Undergraduate)

· Transcripts Bachelor's (For Master's)

· Grading Scale

· Thesis/ Abstract



· GMAT or GRE (Depends on the program)

· CV

· Financial Statement

· Portfolio

· Application fee

The Netherlands Education System is explained below

In the Netherlands, education is compulsory for children from the age of five to 16. However, most children begin their education at the age of four.

Primary education

Primary education is intended for children in the age group 4 to 12 and is compulsory for children from the age of 5.

Secondary education

At the age of 12 children go to one of the following types of secondary education:

Preparatory Vocational Secondary Education (vmbo) - 4 years in duration

Senior General Secondary Education (havo) - 5 years in duration

University Preparatory Education (vwo) - 6 years in duration

What options do I have for study in Netherlands?

You have several options for study in Netherlands. You can enroll in an English-taught Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree programme or a short course.

What level of English do I need to study in Netherlands?

This depends on the institution and study programme. The two English tests that are accepted in all institutions are:

IELTS: For this test you will need at least a score of 6.0. Some programmes may require a score of 6.5 or 7.0.

TOEFL: The minimum score for the Internet Based Test (IBT) is 90 (equivalent to 550 on the Paper Based Test, PBT). Some programmes may require a higher score. Computer based result should be 213.

How Can I Finance My Studies?

As compared to the cost of studying in India, Netherlands study abroad can seem to be steeply expensive. However, one must keep the possible returns in mind which are in the form of quality education, international exposure and boost to one’s career. A student can rely on sources like family funds, bank loans, scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships etc.

Are bank loans available?

Most nationalized banks offer students’ loans at competitive rates for considerable time periods which may enable a large section of students to study abroad. They will ask for a collateral security to be pledged. You can even consider the possibility of an international bank loan. Kindly ask your Career Asset counsellor for further details.

Do I need to speak Dutch to study in Netherlands?

No, there are more than 2,100 programmes taught entirely in English. Dutch people speak English fluently, so in public life you will also be able to manage with just English.