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As of 2017, VU University Amsterdam will offer a new Bachelor’s programme in Psychology, taught in English. The programme takes three years to complete and leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.


As a result of a research based on the 2016-2017 enrolments, we are happy to announce a noticeable increase in the percentage of first-year international students at Radboud University. The rate of these students grew to 21%, compared to the 12% of last year.


Dutch universities has began to accept applications for the Holland Scholarships. Within the framework of this bursary, 768 non-EEA international students enrolled in certain Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at Dutch universities in the 2017-2018 study year will receive a one-time grant worth € 5,000.


International students applying for the Master’s programmes at VU University Amsterdam may also apply for the university’s scholarships. Scholarships are tuition fee waivers and do not cover living costs and other expenses.


Elsevier Magazine publishes a ranking of Dutch universities of applied sciences and research universities every year. The score of each university is heavily based on the results of the annual National Student Questionnaire (Nationale Studenten Enquete, or NSE).



Our society is based on electronic technologies. Medical robots help to diagnose and cure diseases. Sensor systems automatise production. Web applications enable communication from anywhere in the world. That is why engineers are on the edge of social progress and results of their work directly affect our lives.


Gaining new knowledge is an important part of studying, but only learning theory is not enough to prepare for a career. To convert knowledge into professional skills, it is important for students to be able to apply newly gained theory to real-life practice. That is why Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences combines lectures with project weeks, internships, and graduation assignments.


Student feedback can help to choose a university abroad. While rankings reveal an overall university reputation and its academic strength, reviews of students who studied there provide real first-hand experience.


The World Economics Forum has published its Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) for 2016-2017. The Netherlands improved by one position since last year’s GCI, taking 4th place overall.


Times Higher Education has recently published the 2016-2017 edition of its World University Rankings. All 13 Dutch research universities were ranked within the top 200 results and 8 of them made it into the top 100 of the overall ranking. Four universities improved their last year’s results.