- The Netherlands ranks 7th among the world’s top 10 countries for higher education and also scored 3rd globally for teaching quality and 4th for career goals;
- Over 2,100 international study programs, taught entirely in English;
- One in every 10 university students is an international student;
- 1st in Europe and worldwide in the English proficiency index;
- 17th of 162 on the global peace index.
There are many reasons to study in The Netherlands. Dutch education is one of the most innovative and forward thinking systems in the world. It’s based on student-led learning, analytical debate and hands-on experience.
The Netherlands also offers a high standard of living at a fairly low cost. Dutch society is liberal and open-minded with a vibrant cultural scene. You’ll be part of a dynamic, cosmopolitan and multi-cultural community right in the heart of Europe. The Netherlands was the first non-native English speaking country in Europe to offer international study programmes taught entirely in English. We started a trend and there are now over 2.000 such programmes.
Big international presence
Although a small country in size, The Netherlands has a big international presence. It is the 17st largest economy in the world. Some of the world’s biggest multinationals, including Philips, Heineken, KLM, Shell, ING Bank and Unilever, are Dutch. In addition, companies such as Sony, Sara Lee and Microsoft all have their European headquarters in Holland. Your degree from a Dutch higher education institution and experience of living in Holland will be highly valued. You can improve your career prospects, either in your home country or elsewhere, for a comparatively small cost.