The Netherlands is recognized as a country of know - how. Enjoying reputation of a centre of European science, possessing one of the advanced equipped laboratories, Dutch universities appeal young scientists from all over world. They offer excellent possibilities for the researches looking for scientific career and gaining a PhD degree in modern European scientific environment.
The University of Rotterdam and Business Universiteit Nyenrode are particularly well-known with their programmes in management studies - MBA (Master business administration).
Curricula are intensive, at advanced level, practically oriented, and designed to meet the real expectation of students seeking specialized knowledge. The courses alternate theory with practice in real or stimulated work situations.
Nowadays the universities are conducting a growing number of their programmes in English at various levels offering wide study possibilities for the owners of bachelor and master's degree. Most courses lead to a certificate; a number of the longer courses guide to a master's degree.
The most popular are programmes and specializations courses in field of business, commerce, communication, marketing, finance, law, tourism & leisure, medicine. The courses have been originally designed for people at postgraduate (bachelor or master) level who already have some professional experience.
Admission terms should be taken in consideration individually in a particular case depending of records providing by the applicant. For a master's degree programme, an undergraduate diploma or bachelor's diploma degree in a relevant field is required. Some professionally oriented programmes may have special requirements, such as related working experience.
The most essential requirement is that a standard test (equivalent to TOEFL 550 or 213 computer based or IELTS 6.5 ) or a test arranged by the Dutch University should be passed. It is recommended to have an English language test taken in home country before leaving for the Netherlands.
Certain universities provide preparatory courses in order to support smooth enrollment for a degree programme.