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Study Abroad - Netherlands


The Netherlands consistently ranks high among the best countries in Europe to study abroad, especially when it comes to the access to higher quality teaching and achieving career goals.

Consider getting your education in the Netherlands, where there are over 2,000 education programs in English offered by 77 different higher education institutions. Many of these programs are geared towards international students who want to study abroad, making it the perfect place for you to study. Not only will you be part of a highly international student body, but the educational institutions in the Netherlands are renowned for being some of the best in the world.

Whether you’re looking for a bachelor’s degree, diploma program, a master’s, or PhD, the Netherlands has it all. Many opportunities await you after completing your education in the Netherlands. You’ll be prepared to enter numerous professional fields or continue your education in Holland or at other international universities.

Moreover, while pursuing your education in the Netherlands, you can benefit from the excellent transport links from the Netherlands to other European countries that give students the option of traveling and sightseeing other popular cities in Europe broadening your study abroad experience.

If that sounds at all interesting to you, join the over eighty-five thousand students for an adventure of a lifetime in the Netherlands!

Why Study in Netherlands?

In Europe, the Netherlands was very early to adopt the Bachelor/Master system and offer degree programmes in English. This has lead to one of the largest selections of courses on the continent. You can choose between plenty of Bachelor and Master degrees at around 70 institutions of higher education.

You can also expect a large community of international students: More than 112,000 students from around the world. Around 16% of all students come from abroad – one of the highest ratios anywhere in Europe.

As in other European countries, universities in Holland are commonly classified as either “research universities”, offering more research-oriented academic programmes, or “universities of applied sciences”, offering more practice-oriented study programmes.

The tuition fees in Holland are roughly on par with other countries in Europe.

If you are a student from the European Union, you should expect to pay around 2,000 euros per year for your studies.

The tuition fees for non-EU students vary from school to school and from programme to programme. Bachelor’s programmes typically cost between 6,000 and 15,000 euros per year; Master’s programmes in Holland usually cost between 8,000 and 20,000 euros per year.

Eligibility Criteria for study in Netherlands

In the Netherlands, there is an abundance of degrees taught in the English language, which means that course options are almost unlimited for Indian students. Currently, more than 2,100 courses are taught entirely in English and they range from training seminars to Master’s degrees. Browse through the database of English-taught study programs and courses in Netherlands here.

For each course, a minimum academic record of 55% and above in Standard XII will be required. Foundations and Diploma programs are available for students who have secured around 50%. The student should have completed 18 years of age before joining a degree program. For the province of Groningen, the required academic records might be different. So if you are applying to a university in Groningen, check with the institute. It is important to remember that even though entry requirements are lower at Dutch universities, the standards are not. So you need to think carefully beforehand whether you will be able to cope with the high standard of education through the course of the next few years or not.

The following documents also need to be submitted:

  • 1) Mark sheets of Standard X, XII, and the bachelor’s degree (if applicable)
  • 2) Results of TOEFL or IELTS
  • 3) Results of Dutch language test Staatsexamen NT2 only for enrolment for programs in Dutch. 
  • 4) If you have work experience then two letters of recommendation (LOR) from the employer/manager who knows you well and can comment on your professional abilities
  • 5) Motivation Letter (similar to SOP)
  • 6) Resume
  • 7) Portfolio (in case of students applying for art and design courses or architecture programs)
  • 8) Others (Certificates/achievements at the state and national level and extracurricular activities)
  • 9) Proof of funds
  • 10) Health insurance
  • 11) A copy of your passport
  • 12) Photocopies of these documents should be translated in English and certified by the educational institution or by a notary.

What after Study?

Knowledge and talent is valued in Holland. That’s why after you graduate, you are welcome to stay and look for employment with a post-study work visa. Fast-growing industries and universities linked to employers are waiting for you, and you can look forward to an exciting career.

Holland has fast-growing industries and is a key player in the business world thanks to its highly innovative and entrepreneurial population. Key sectors offering great employment opportunities in Holland include: agriculture and food, creative, chemicals, energy, high-tech systems and materials, horticulture, life sciences and health, logistics and water. 


If you want to apply to any university in the Netherlands, you need to meet certain requirements. You need to submit some of the supporting documents while applying. These documents serve as proof of your skills, abilities, nationality, and identity. Universities in Netherlands ask for documents depending on your study level and course of study. However, to study in the Netherlands, you will need the following documents: 

  • 1) Copy of passport – You will need to upload a copy of the page(s) in your passport containing your details and photographs. If you are from the EU or EEA,  your identity card can be accepted instead of a passport.
  • 2) Updated Resume/ CV – The CV (curriculum vitae) must be written in English and should contain the basic personal data and a clear overview of your educational and professional history to date.
  • 3) Academic documents – 10th & 12th onwards (Mark-sheets)
  • 4) Transcripts – Copies of diplomas and transcripts are required. The documents must be in the original language. If these documents are not in Dutch, English, German, or French, their official translations into one of these languages should be attached with the originals. If you have not yet completed your current study program, mention your expected graduation date and submit copies of all transcripts obtained to date and an official list of subjects still to be completed.
  • 5) Two Letters of Recommendation (if required) –  Letters of recommendation must be written on letterhead paper, signed, and (for verification purposes) they must bear the full contact details of the applicable referee. 
  • 6) Statement of Purpose / Motivation Letter – The letter of motivation should be a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue that specific study program, why you want to study at a particular University, and what makes you an eligible candidate.
  • 7) Passport size Photograph – You need to arrange the correct sized and latest photographs to apply. 
  • 8) Language proficiency – If you want to apply for an English-taught degree, you need to prove your efficiency in the language through the test. Check this out: English Language Requirements to Study in Netherlands  
  • 9) Duly filled application form with Q/A – The Application form is the entry that you need to fill carefully to get admission at your chosen university. 
  • 10) Experience letters (If any) – If you are applying for any Business Program you might be asked to have work experience in the relevant field to get admission to any Business School in the Netherlands. The main documents you can present as proof of work experience are:
  1. > Latest Joining Letter.
  2. > Latest Salary Slip.
  3. > Employment Certificates from all Previous Employers.

Language requirements for universities in Netherlands

A minimum level of language proficiency is required before you can study at any degree level in the Netherlands. Depending on the language used to teach at the university, you will need to prove the language efficiency. 

The main accepted English tests are:

  • > TOEFL iBT
  • > IELTS Academic
  • > PTE Academic
  • > C1 Advanced

If you want to pursue your studies in Dutch:

  • > You need to pass the Dutch TUL intermediate exam or
  • > Hold a Dutch NT2-II diploma. 
Facts about Netherlands

The Netherlands for Indian students is a great place to study as it provides quality education in Europe. The Dutch people are very friendly towards the foreign students and there are many English taught-programmes available.

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    Top Universities in Netherlands

    Utrecht University
    Leiden University
    University of Groningen
    University of Twente

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