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Holland International Study Centre offers a choice of pathway programmes for undergraduate level. Each pathway leads to a range of degrees at our partner universities.

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a preparation programme that directly leads to the first year of a three-year undergraduate degree. As well as learning about your subject, you will get help with study skills and English language. After completing the International Foundation Year and meeting the requirements, you will progress to the first year of your chosen degree.*

Subject pathways available:

If you would like to study at Holland International Study Centre, you will need to meet our English language and academic entry requirements

During your course you will study in small classes and have regular support from a personal tutor. You will receive individual attention from our teachers who are experienced in teaching international students. Classes are interactive and you will be encouraged to take an active role in discussions. You will also have an academic personal tutor. 


We reserve rooms at The Student Hotel for International Study Centre students. There is no accommodation at the International Study Centre itself. The Student Hotel has two locations in Amsterdam – Amsterdam City and Amsterdam West.

You do not have to choose this option but we do highly recommended it as alternative housing in Amsterdam is limited. 

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You can book accommodation once you have accepted your offer of a place and paid the confirmation payment. We encourage you to book accommodation as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a place. 


When considering studying in Holland, you need to consider the tuition fees and accommodation costs, as well as your living costs. There are no scholarships available at this time. 

Accommodation fees vary according to the length of stay and which room type you choose. For a guide on prices, visit The Student Hotel pages for Amsterdam City and Amsterdam West.


You will need a visa and a residence permit to study in Holland. Find more information on the visa process

The first step is to apply to the International Study Centre, receive an offer of a place, and accept your place by paying a deposit. By this point you will have a conditional offer for a degree at your chosen university. The University will then start the visa application process for you. 

Your chosen university will manage the visa application process when you confirm your place at the International Study Centre. The visa process usually takes four to six weeks, so make sure to confirm your place early enough for the visa to be processed before you travel to Holland.

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Where to find us

International Study Centre location

Holland International Study Centre
Piet Heinkade 55
1019 GM

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