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International student numbers have increased in the Netherlands for the third year in a row. This year saw an increase of 5% for those coming to study full-time, adding 11,756 international students to the student body.


The World MBA Tour will come to Amsterdam’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, March 11th. This tour showcases the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) programmes at some of the biggest and best business schools in the world. It is also a chance to receive a scholarship for your future MBA!


Oxfam’s “Good Enough to Eat” index was recently published. It determined that the Netherlands is the best country out of those studied to access good food. The country has the most plentiful, affordable, nutritious, and healthy diet.


The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) named the Netherlands 6th overall out of 103 the countries in its rankings for the year. The report identified the Dutch as being very capable of attracting, developing, and keeping talent in the country.


Many of international students in Holland tend to leave country upon completing degree programme, either due to the difficulties in finding work, or immigration and work visa problems. The Dutch government, industry, organisations, and educational institutions are hoping to make the changes necessary in order to reverse this trend and to help more international students remain in the country after graduating.



Finding accommodation in major Dutch student cities is not an easy task due to the gap between the number of students looking for a room and the number of available rooms. Browsing such websites as Kamers.nl is one of the valuable options to start your search for a room.


The 2013 Financial Times business school rankings for Europe, measuring business schools across the continent on their executive MBA, MBA, and Master in Management programmes, have been published. 4 Dutch institutions have made the ranking which lists 75 schools across the continent.


QS recently released their Best Student Cities 2013-2014 ranking, a list of the top 50 student cities in the world. Amsterdam ranked 5th in the quality of living category, taking 36th place overall.


Numerous studies have suggested significant growth of demand for higher education in India and Indonesia. Because of this growth, Dutch higher educational institutions have become more and more interested in attracting students from these countries.


The Netherlands is the host country offering the highest amount of English-taught Master’s programmes in Europe according to newly published IIE briefing paper. The data collected showed an overall rise of 25% in Master’s programmes across Europe between June 2011 to June 2013.


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