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Why study in the Netherlands?

Enjoy high quality education

Higher education in the Netherlands has a worldwide reputation for its high quality

Get connected

Dutch society is strongly connected to other cultures, the world and the business community.

Be pioneering

The country is the birth place of Nobel Prize winners, daring philosophers, groundbreaking artists and scientists.

Be creative

The Netherlands is a creative nation. Dutch people enjoy innovating and constantly ask themselves and others questions to come up with new ideas.

Enjoy value for money

Life in the Netherlands is not expensive compared with English-speaking countries, and tuition fees are relatively low.

Prepare for the career of your dreams

The Netherlands has a big international presence. It is the 21st largest economy in the world.


  • Amsterdam is one of the best cities in the world to live, according to Mercer’s 2012 ‘Quality of Living Survey’. It is also one of the safest capital cities in Europe.

  • There are people of over 180 different nationalities living in Amsterdam. The Dutch have an openminded approach to cultural diversity and welcome international students. Although Dutch is the national language, most people speak English to a very high standard.

  • Amsterdam is a major financial centre and was the birthplace of the world’s first stock exchange. It remains a prestigious centre for international business today, with over 286,000 people working in financial industries.

  • Amsterdam packs a lot into its relatively small space. It is a major cultural centre and hosts international music and sporting events. It is easy to get around, either by bike or public transport, and there are lots of green spaces. The beach is only a 20-minute train ride away.

  • Find out more about Amsterdam City

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