Why Amsterdam?

Pathways to top universities

Holland International Study Centre Amsterdam is located in an inspiring, multicultural city and partners with leading universities in Amsterdam and beyond. Whether you choose to stay in Amsterdam for your degree or progress to one of our other university partners, there’s no doubt that this vibrant city will be an exciting start to your education in Holland.

Dutch degrees are globally-recognised and we offer pathways to some of the best universities in Holland, including Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, University of Twente and The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS).

  • VU Amsterdam specialises in Business and IT degrees
  • Twente specialises in Technology and Engineering degrees
  • THUAS specialises in Business and Engineering degrees with internships 

Find out more about our partner universities.

Exciting work placements

Many of our partner universities offer degrees with work placement opportunities in Amsterdam and other cities, too. This gives you the chance to build on your theoretical knowledge and apply it to real-life situations. Our university partners have great reputations with employers and have close links to industry, so you are in the ideal place to starting thinking about your future career.

Best for business

Amsterdam has joined London and Berlin to be among the top three European cities for startups, hosting festivals such as The Next Web Conference and being named the European Capital of Innovation 2016/17 by the European Commission. Zuidas is an emerging business district of Amsterdam and it’s already home to 700 businesses, including leading international names such as Google and ABN AMRO.

Multicultural and English-speaking

Amsterdam is a popular tourist destination and English is widely spoken, with English menus, TV channels and friendly locals to help you get around. You'll have lots of opportunities to practise your English but around 95% of Dutch people speak English so you can easily ask for help and directions if you need to. 

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Holland International Study Centre Amsterdam

Find out more about programmes taught at the Holland International Study Centre Amsterdam.