Study programs in the Netherlands

Netherlands is one of the most welcoming countries in the world for international students. It offers more than 2,000 programs taught in English and even more programs in Dutch. In 2002 it introduced three cycles of higher education: bachelor, master and doctoral studies. However, in the past Netherlands had two distinctive types of higher education institutions: research universities and universities of applied science, with the former providing research-oriented education and the letter specializing in professional education. This distinction exists even today, but become less important, because both types of universities use the same three cycles system.

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Bachelor programs in the Netherlands are taught in Dutch and in English. The duration of the studies is 3 years for BA and Bsc programs provided by research universities and 4 year for Bachelor programs in the universities of applied sciences. Requirements for every program are specified by the university, but prospective students have to be graduated from the high school and demonstrate a proper knowledge of English or Dutch. In some cases international students who are not eligible to study in the university of their choice may choose to enroll in a preparatory year.

Master programs in the Netherlands are even more popular among international students: many of them are taught in English. To apply for this programs, students have to have an undergraduate degree: high GPA as well as scientific and extracurricular activities increase the chances to be admitted. The duration of studies is between 1 and 3 years (depending on the program and the university). Doctoral programs (PhD) in the Netherlands are dedicated for those who want to pursue a career in academia. In this case the most important part of application is your research project, which should demonstrate your interest as well as your ability to conduct a high-quality research.

Universities in the Netherlands offer a wide range of programs in different areas. The Netherlands is especially famous for its programs in communication and engineering, as well as natural sciences.  

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University of Amsterdam logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
  • International students: $ 13.3k / Year
    University of Amsterdam logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
    • International students: $ 13.3k / Year
      Leiden University logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
      • International students: $ 17.5k / Year
        Leiden University logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
        • International students: $ 17.5k / Year
          Utrecht University logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
          • International students: $ 20.9k / Year
            Radboud University logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 2.22k / Year
            • International students: $ 10.4k / Year
              Fontys University of Applied Sciences logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
              • International students: $ 6k / Year
                Tilburg University logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 2.1k / Year
                • International students: $ 15.5k / Year
                  Stenden University logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                  • International students: $ 7.4k / Year
                    Utrecht University logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                    • International students: $ 20.9k / Year
                      Tilburg University logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • Domestic students: $ 2.31k / Year (EEA)
                      • International students: $ 16.2k / Year (EEA)
                        Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                        • International students: $ 6.9k / Year
                          University of Amsterdam logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                          • International students: $ 13.3k / Year
                            Tilburg University logo
                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • Domestic students: $ 1.84k / Year
                            • International students: $ 7.5k / Year
                              Tilburg University logo
                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • Domestic students: $ 2.03k / Year
                              • International students: $ 13.8k / Year
                                Utrecht University logo
                                • Tuition Fee:
                                • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                • International students: $ 20.9k / Year
                                  University of Amsterdam logo
                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                  • International students: $ 11.6k / Year
                                    University of Amsterdam logo
                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                    • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                    • International students: $ 13.3k / Year
                                      Radboud University logo
                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                      • Domestic students: $ 2.37k / Year
                                      • International students: $ 12.7k / Year
                                        Leiden University logo
                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                        • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                        • International students: $ 11.1k / Year
                                          Leiden University logo
                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                          • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                          • International students: $ 17.5k / Year
                                            Leiden University logo
                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                            • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                            • International students: $ 17.5k / Year
                                              Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                              • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                              • International students: $ 16.8k / Year
                                                Leiden University logo
                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                • International students: $ 17.5k / Year
                                                  Leiden University logo
                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                  • International students: $ 22k / Year
                                                    Free University Amsterdam logo
                                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                                    • International students: $ 8.31k / year
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                                                    • 3 years
                                                      Radboud University logo
                                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                                      • Domestic students: $ 2.28k / Year
                                                      • International students: $ 10.4k / Year
                                                        Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                                        • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                                        • International students: $ 6.9k / Year
                                                          Fontys University of Applied Sciences logo
                                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                                          • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                                          • International students: $ 6k / Year
                                                            Eindhoven University of Technology logo
                                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                                            • Domestic students: $ 1.91k / Year
                                                            • International students: $ 8.46k / Year
                                                              University of Twente logo
                                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                                              • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                              • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
                                                                Fontys University of Applied Sciences logo
                                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                                • Domestic students: $ 2.16k / per year
                                                                • International students: $ 6.87k / per year
                                                                  Free University Amsterdam logo
                                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.03k / Year
                                                                  • International students: $ 13.3k / Year
                                                                    University of Amsterdam logo
                                                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                                                    • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                                    • International students: $ 13.3k / Year
                                                                      University of Twente logo
                                                                      • Tuition Fee:
                                                                      • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                                      • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
                                                                        Leiden University logo
                                                                        • Tuition Fee:
                                                                        • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                                        • International students: $ 22k / Year
                                                                          Utrecht University logo
                                                                          • Tuition Fee:
                                                                          • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                                          • International students: $ 20.9k / Year
                                                                            Utrecht University logo
                                                                            • Tuition Fee:
                                                                            • Domestic students: $ 2.2k / Year
                                                                            • International students: $ 22.2k / Year
                                                                              Utrecht University logo
                                                                              • Tuition Fee:
                                                                              • Domestic students: $ 2.2k / Year
                                                                              • International students: $ 9.97k / Year
                                                                                University of Twente logo
                                                                                • Tuition Fee:
                                                                                • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                                                • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
                                                                                  Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
                                                                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                                                                  • Domestic students: $ 2.11k / Year
                                                                                  • International students: $ 16.8k / Year
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                                                                                    Bachelor programs in Netherlands

                                                                                    bachelor  programs
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                                                                                    BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Inspired by the well-established degree created in Oxford over a hundr...
                                                                                    BA in Culture, Politics, and Society (CPS) The Austrian and U.S. accredited Culture, Politics, and Society (CPS) progr...
                                                                                    Description This Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Communications degree program gives students the opportuni...
                                                                                    Description With a focus on investigative approaches and techniques over practical laboratory-based analysis meth...
                                                                                    Description The LLB Law with American Law degree recognises the importance of the US in modern legal and commerci...
                                                                                    Description Your first step to studying a degree in areas such as Media, Advertising, Computing, Graphic Design, Land...
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                                                                                    Master programs in Netherlands

                                                                                    master  programs
                                                                                    This programme combines Earth Science courses with one specialised year concentrating on management aspects, interdiscip...
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                                                                                    European Women s and Gender History (MATILDA) / 2 years Offered jointly with the Department of Gender Studies, this pr...
                                                                                    MS in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) / 2 years The program prepares students to identify and i...
                                                                                    MA in Political Science / 1 year / 2 years Our international curriculum helps you develop a critical understanding of....
                                                                                    MA in Economics / 2 years Prepare for researcher and analyst positions in business, government, supranational and non-...
                                                                                    LLM/MA in Human Rights / 1 year Combining theoretical and practical perspectives, these programs prepare you to make a...

                                                                                    Most Popular programs in Netherlands

                                                                                    most popular  programs
                                                                                    This programme combines Earth Science courses with one specialised year concentrating on management aspects, interdiscip...
                                                                                    This programme provides students with a unique opportunity to specialise in European private law, with a coherent set of...
                                                                                    Advertisement In this research programme, which includes several specialisations, you will focus on the development o...
                                                                                    Advertisement This interdisciplinary specialisation offers a strong focus on skill development and the ability to con...
                                                                                    Advertisement Particle physics deals with the building blocks of matter and the forces between them. The programme of...
                                                                                    The curriculum of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at RTU Riga Business School is based on the curriculum o...
                                                                                    European Women s and Gender History (MATILDA) / 2 years Offered jointly with the Department of Gender Studies, this pr...
                                                                                    The curriculum of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at RTU Riga Business School is based on the curriculum o...
                                                                                    The leading universities in Latvia Riga Technical University (RTU) and the University of Latvia (LU), in cooperation w...
                                                                                    MS in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) / 2 years The program prepares students to identify and i...

                                                                                    PhD programs in Netherlands

                                                                                    phd  programs
                                                                                    Chemical Biology is an emerging discipline that sits at the interface of traditional chemistry and biology. It draws on....
                                                                                    Despite the diversity of their interests, researchers in the program are unified by a common desire to understand biolog...
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                                                                                    The Graduate Program in Cell Biology offers students outstanding opportunities for research and training leading to the....
                                                                                    Description Advertisement Research Areas:Applications are especially welcome in the areas of the School's research...
                                                                                    Description Advertisement The Doctor of Educational Psychology (DEdPsy) is a research degree accredited by the Bri...
                                                                                    The PhD Programme offered at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Sciences, University of Warsaw is addressed to Engl...
                                                                                    The Australian National University provides PhD students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program suppo...