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Study in Holland

Why study in Holland?

There are a number of reasons why Holland is a popular choice for those looking to study (and start a career) abroad.

Home to world-ranking universities

VU Amsterdam ranks among the world’s best and is placed 115th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Dutch degrees are recognised across the globe

The Dutch education system is well known and respected for its high quality. University-level education has existed here as far back as the 16th century.

Courses are taught in English

Many degree programmes at Dutch universities are taught in English, meaning they attract students from all over the world.

Affordable courses

Degree programmes in Holland are a fraction of the cost of those in North America and the rest of Europe. 

A welcoming environment

Holland is a proudly multicultural nation, with a long history of immigration. You will find influences from all over the world here.

Holland International Study Centre 

The International Study Centre prepares international students for degree-level study at top universities in Holland. 

Find out more about the whole university experience and what it’s like to study abroad in Holland. Explore the education system, culture and career opportunities.

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World class universities

Holland is home to world-ranking universities offering a wide range of degrees taught in English. High quality teaching and interactive classes are all part of Dutch education.

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Life in Holland

Find out what it's like to live in Holland, from culture and customs to practical matters like banking, healthcare and travel.

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Career opportunities

Holland offers value that lasts a lifetime with affordable fees and the opportunity for international graduates to stay and work in Holland after their degree.

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International Study Centre

Prepare for university Holland with a specialist programme, designed for international students.

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Our university partners

The programme at Holland International Study Centre offers direct progression to top universities in Holland. 

Tashi from Tibet

I really like the Netherlands culture. For me it is very safe, open, tolerant, and also very lovely and friendly. Also, it is important that there is more reasonable tuition for the students.

Tashi from Tibet studied International Foundation Year in Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Progressed to study International Business Administration