ABOUT Netherlands

Located in the Northwestern Europe, Netherlands is famously known as Holland. It is popular for its Dutch culture and low lying geographic position. The Netherlands is a highly modern country with temperate climate, gentle winters, cool summers, and rainfall in every season. The state-owned Netherlands Central Bank supervises the banking system which has a significant contribution towards the strong dutch economy. Tourism also has a great share in the industry base of Netherlands. The GDP growth rate of Netherlands is 2.9% per year.

WHY STUDY IN Netherlands ?

The prospects of studying in Netherlands are very promising. The scope and exposure international students gain while studying in Netherlands is phenomenal. It transforms them as professionals and makes them job-ready. Netherlands has many opportunities post education and while studying as well. Netherlands has much to offer to students from the point of view extra-curricular activities, participation in social life, cultural programs, college events, etc.


2 types of institutions cover the higher education system in Netherlands :

  • Research universities:
    • Research Universities include general universities, universities specializing in engineering and agriculture, and the Open University.
  • Universities of applied sciences:
    • Universities of applied sciences include general institutions as well as institutions specializing in a specific field such as agriculture, fine and performing arts or teacher training.


What is the cost of studying in Netherlands?

Cost of Education USD per year

Tuition Fees (variable: university and program) Application fees (variable: university and program)
Public Private
$7500- $16,000 $12000- $27500 $60- $95
Tuition Fees (variable: university and program) Application fees (variable: university and program)
Public Private
$9500 - $23000 $14800- $34800 $75- $110


In Netherlands, many types of scholarships are offered by educational institutions and universities. Few of them are:

  • Holland Scholarships
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Netherlands
  • Amsterdam Excellence Scholarships
  • University of Twente Scholarships
  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students, and many more.


For international students

Students are required to obtain Provincial Residence Permit, known as Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf (MVV). The host university applies for MVV on the student’s behalf.

Once you enter Netherlands, you immediately need to apply for VVR or a Residence Permit. The VVR might also be applied by the host university. VVR is valid for the duration of the study program and permitted for study purposes only. It stays valid only if the student scores 50% of credit throughout the course duration.

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