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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.


At the webinar, Leiden University’s staff members will tell which programme fits your goals, what you need in order to apply and how to increase your chances for a scholarship. After presentation current university student will share her student life experience. At the end of the event they will answer any questions you may have.


Zuyd University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor’s programme in Interdisciplinary Arts for creative students from all over the world. The programme is taught in English and takes 3 years to complete.


VU University Amsterdam invites prospective students to visit Dutch capital and attend its Open Day on 5 November. During the event, students will explore VU’s international programmes in Business, Economics, Computer Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.



Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences invites you to visit the Netherlands to experience being a student at the school for one day. You can attend a lesson, watch presentations, or take part in a seminar alongside current university students. During this “Experience Day”, you will also be able to ask questions regarding studying at the university and take a tour of Wittenborg and its facilities.


From 15 until 19 September, Saxion University will participate in two education fairs in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. On 17 September, a staff member will be attending the Begin Group Fair in Moscow and on 18 September we will be attending the Begin Group Fair in Saint Petersburg.


Fontys University of Applied Sciences invites Russian-speaking prospective students to take part in its informational events. Russian university students will talk about studying at Fontys at the webinar on September 13th and then visit seminars and education fairs in Moscow and St. Petersburg from 14th to 19th of September, 2016.


The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, recently released their 2016 edition of the top 500 universities in the world. Many of the Netherlands’ research institutions, which offer higher education for international students, maintained their high standings and good reputation. Some of the institutions improved their overall global positions and also excelled in specific subjects and fields of science.


NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has released a web application to help more students find a job during their study at a Dutch university. The app is easy to use; students just put in their specialisations and desired work schedules and interested employers can then make them job offers. Named “JAM@NHTV”, the online app was designed in collaboratin with the JAMwerkt.nl startup.