Study in Holland

In the Netherlands 1 in 10 students is an international student. At Erasmus University more than 20% of our student body consists of international students, with students from abroad accounting for about 50% of our English-taught programmes. Dutch universities offer the largest number of English-taught programmes in continental Europe: more than 2,100 at last check. Here, bachelor programmes generally take three years, after which most students continue to a one-year master. All our international bachelor and master programmes result in internationally-recognised degrees.

High quality education & notoriously reasonable tuition

The Netherlands is a tiny country, but it has a huge reputation for education. All 13 research universities in the Netherlands are ranked in the top 200 of Times Higher Education ranking (with EUR coming in at #69). Dutch higher education offers incredible value: programmes for the 2018–2019 academic year will cost roughly €2,000 for European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) and also for non-EU/EEA students prices are low compared to English-speaking countries. Even with reasonable tuition, it’s important to plan ahead.

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Two types of universities

There are two types of universities in the Netherlands. At an Applied Science university, you prepare for a specific career with a 4-year bachelor. However, at research universities – like EUR – you focus on quality, research-oriented studies applicable to both an academic and professional setting: most students at a research university continue to a master.

Orientation year

The Dutch government wants to attract knowledge and retain talent. International graduates can therefore apply for a residence permit of one year to find a job, or start a business within three years of graduation.

Read more about the orientation year