Why study in Holland?
» 1,462 international study programmes
Holland was the first non-English speaking country to offer courses taught in English. Dutch higher education institutions offer a combined total of 1,462 international study programmes and courses, of which 1,455 are taught entirely in English. This makes Holland the frontrunner in continental Europe.
» Excellent education and research
The Dutch system of higher education enjoys a worldwide reputation for high quality. This quality is achieved through a national system of regulation and quality assurance. The Times Higher Education Supplement even ranks 11 universities in Holland among the top 200 in the world.
» International study environment
For a small country like Holland, an international orientation – extending into education and training – is a must to be a successful competitor in our increasingly internationalized world. The Dutch education system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, which makes it easy to meet other international students. Studying in Holland means developing an open mind and increasing your international orientation.
» The Dutch way of teaching
Respect for each individual’s opinions and convictions is a national virtue that gives strength to the fabric of Holland’s diverse and plural society. This is the foundation of the teaching method used at Dutch education institutions. The teaching style can be described as interactive and student-centred, providing students with both the attention and freedom they need to develop their own opinions and creativity in applying new knowledge. A dominant feature of higher education in Holland is the Problem-Based Learning system, which trains students to analyze and solve practical problems independently through an emphasis on self-study and self-discipline. All programmes place a significant emphasis on writing papers, working in groups to analyze and solve specific problems, acquiring practical work experience through internships and conducting laboratory experiments.
» Tuition fees
Education in Holland is not free, but tuition fees are reasonable compared to other countries.