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University in the Netherlands: The best balance between quality and costs in Europe

PROS:

  • Employment rate of recent graduates among the highest in Europe: 90.4% (Times Higher Education, 2019)

  • English qualifications recognized by companies and universities around the world

  • University fees and cost of living similar to other Central European countries (fees between € 1500 and 4000 per year)

  • Multicultural environment, with 11.6% of international students (CBS, 2019)
     

CONS:

  • The rainy climate may require a spirit of adaptation those who love warmer, sunnier weather

  • The very liberal environment is suitable for responsible and mature students

How does the admissions process work?

1

Choose limited number universities

You can only apply to two limited number universities in the Netherlands. With our help, you can choose the ones that best suit your priorities (degree course relevance, costs, city of location, extra-curricular opportunities, etc).
 

2

Prepare your documents

Dutch universities require several documents. To apply, you will need to prepare a CV and, in many cases, a motivation letter, in addition to submitting your school transcripts. Our team of tutors will help you write CVs and letters to shine among the many candidates.
 

3

Register

Once you have prepared all the necessary documents, you will need to register on the "StudieLink" online platform and submit the material. The typical deadline for this phase is January 15th, so we recommend starting with phase 1 at least in August of the previous year.
 

4

Prepare for admission exams

Some universities require an admission test to be taken between January and March. We will help you identify the material to study and we will follow you throughout the preparation, relying on the most qualified tutors.

Which are the best universities?

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The University of Amsterdam

This is a public university in Amsterdam, with a high output of research and academic publications. It ranks among the "top 20" universities in Europe and "top 65" in the world (QS, 2020). It offers one of the largest selections of English courses among European universities.

2020-21 annual fee (EU / EEA students):

€ 2,143 (Source: University of Amsterdam)

Average cost of living for students in Amsterdam: € 900 - 1200 per month (Source: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)

University College Maastricht

It is an English-language university with a strong international character. It offers a great variety of courses and specializations. It follows the American model as a college of "liberal arts and sciences" and has the highest ranking in the Netherlands for this type of program (QS, 2020)

2020-21 annual fee (EU / EEA students):

€ 3,545 (Source: University College Maastricht)

Average cost of living for students in Maastricht: € 900 - 1000 per month (Source: Maastricht University)

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Erasmus University

It is a public university in Rotterdam that offers courses both in English and Dutch. It excels above all in the field of medicine thanks to its research centers. It is also a perfect environment to study business and economics at the Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management.

2020-21 annual fee (EU / EEA students):

€ 2,143 (Source: Erasmus University)

Average cost of living for students in Rotterdam: € 1000 per month (Source: Erasmus University)

Tilburg University

It is a public university specializing in humanities and behavioral sciences, economics, law, business, theology, and other humanities. For business and economy, it is ranked 17th in the world and 4th in Europe (QS, 2020).

2020-21 annual fee (EU / EEA students):

€ 2,143 (Source: Tilburg University)

Average cost of living for students in Tilburg: € 900 (Source: Erasmus)

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