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The Netherlands is truly a diverse country that is readily embracing multiculturism. It has the highest population density of any European country with over 1 million inhabitants.

The microscope, the telescope, pendulum clock and the mercury thermometer are all 16th or 17th century Dutch inventions. 'Philips', The Dutch company invented the audio tape (in 1967), the video tape (in 1972), the Compact Disk (in 1982) and the CD-ROM (in 1985). This beautiful country has produced many world-class painters, such as Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Jan Steen.

The Netherlands has an astounding 13 globally-ranked universities in QS's World University Rankings 2014-2015 which, considering its size, is pretty impressive.

Why Study In Netherlands?

Highly Ranked Universities:The Dutch universities have a reputation for being at the forefront in the development and introduction of new teaching methods. Dutch education is both efficiently run and internationally oriented.

QS World Rankings - 11 Netherlands universities in QS ranking among top 200 world's best universities in 2013-2014.

Creative Sector: Holland has a major creative sector, including many fashion designers, advertising people, ICT workers, journalists, film producers and visual artists.Dutch design is famous around the world. Dutch designers produce unique furniture and graphic designs, as well as haute couture. An example is the famous fashion designers duo Victor & Rolf.

High Quality Education: Higher education in Holland has a worldwide reputation for its high quality. This quality is guaranteed through a national system of regulation and quality assurance

Become a part of an international and multicultural community: Dutch society is strongly connected to other cultures, the world and the business community. This means that as a student you will take part in international classes. Holland in fact has more than 80,000 international students.

How much it will cost?

Foundation Studies: 1700 Euro
Bachelor Degree: 6000-10000 Euro
Postgraduate &Masters Degree Courses: 8000-20,000 Euro
MBA programs: 20,000 Euro

Living Expense for a year: 12,000 Euro 

Work and Career

Working in Holland While Studying : One is free to work without restrictions of the person is from the EU/EEA (but not from Bulgaria or Romania) or from Switzerland.However, residents from Bulgaria or Romania, or from a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland have some restrictions if you want to take a job next to your studies. A work permit is required and you can work for a maximum of ten hours a week or, you can work full-time during the summer months June, July and August.

Industries : For centuries, international trade has been a key element of the Dutch economic system. Because of its location in the delta through which several major European rivers connect to the North Sea, Holland was ideally situated to become a centre of trade and transport for all of Western Europe. Holland’s main trading partners are its neighbors Germany, Belgium, the UK and France. Today, over 80 % of Dutch economic activity is service-based. The main multinational industries in Netherland are Philips, Unilever, Ranstand, KLM, Royal Dutch Shell.


Netherlands Fellowship Programme: An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.

 Holland Scholarship : Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as 49 Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences handles the finances of the Holland Scholarship. This scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland.

Other international scholarships: Click on the link to access the complete list >

Indian and Dutch scholarships: Click on the link to access the complete list >

Process to Apply

The Major Intakes to apply are February, September and to be admitted to a higher education program, it is advisable to contact the institution that offers the Program for the application process to get an offer letter. The Dutch education institution of your choice can provide you with a conditional letter of acceptance in case you do not fulfill the requirements. Dutch immigration law then allows you to come to the Netherlands for a maximum of one year prior to your studies to follow preparatory courses and pass the examinations set by the institution.

Visa Process: Although the IND will generally process your application within two weeks, we recommend that you start the process early (about three months before you plan to enter the Netherlands). It may take some time for you to collect all the relevant documents.

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Accommodation Information

Even though Holland does not have a tradition of on-campus accommodation, more and more universities offer on-campus housing these days.

There are many options for arranging the accommodation that suits you best, but make sure you start looking for a room as soon as possible.

Housing: An average room in Holland costs somewhere between €300 to €600 a month.

Before you take on a room, make sure you check what bills are included in the rent, as this may have a large impact on your budget. Some accommodations include gas, electricity, TV and Internet in the rent, for others you are expected to pay them separately.

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