Universities in Holland offer higher education in English for international students already for more than 60 years. They have reputation of forefront institutions in the development and introduction of new education methods. Degrees they provide are valued very high in any country of the world.
Dutch universities are divided into 3 main groups: research universities, universities of applied sciences, and institutes for international education and other institutes. Their classification is based on type and level of study programmes they offer, although all of them have a wide range of education options available in English. Furthermore, some universities establish colleges and business schools, which can be also marked as separate groups.
- There are 14 research universities in Holland. Education in these universities is focused on scientific research, but many programmes have practical components as well. Their students can choose between Bachelor, Master, and PhD programmes in English and have a wide range of options upon graduation, from academic career to professional employment.
- 39 universities of applied sciences provide students with vocational education and prepare them for the career in the certain professions. These universities offer Bachelor and Master programmes, many of them are international.
- There are also 3 institutes for international education (IE) and 10 other institutes in the Netherlands. These universities offer specific higher education in English mostly at the Master’s level and often in the network with the Dutch research universities. Their study programmes cover a variety of topics, usually related to problems of developing countries.
Universities in the Netherlands constantly increase the number of education options in English while maintaining tuition fees at affordable levels. This state of facts lures even more international students every year from all over the world.
Find more about certain Dutch institutions at our catalogue of universities.