University partners

Pathways to world-ranking universities in Holland

The Holland International Study Centre partners with world-leading universities. Whether you’re looking for a broad research-focused degree or a practical degree preparing your for a particular profession, we’ll help you get the preparation you need for success. 

Amsterdam progression

From the Holland International Study Centre Amsterdam you can progress to one of the following universities:

Consistently listed among the world’s top universities, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) encourages you to develop your opinions and prepares you for the real-life challenges of the workplace. 

  • Research university, ranked 156 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
  • Modern, campus university with industry links in the commercial (business and IT) district of Amsterdam
  • Open to all cultures, nationalities and religions
  • On-campus housing available for international students

The University of Twente (UT) offers degrees focused on the development of technology and its impact on society – it’s high tech, with a human touch. UT wants to see its graduates go on to contribute solutions to issues on health, ageing, water, green energy, security and smart cities. 

  • Research university, ranked 153 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
  • One of the largest green campuses in Europe
  • Industry links and work placement opportunities – recent companies include Google, Philips, Boeing and Siemens
  • On-campus tools and resources to start your own company

Live in the international city of peace justice – the Hague. An important city, the Hague is home to the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court and the Council of the State, and it hosts the United Nations. 

  • 150 student nationalities on campus
  • Industry links and work placement opportunities at companies such as Unilever, DSM, Shell and the International Criminal Court
  • Paid internship opportunities nationally and around the world
  • Located in Holland’s third largest city, surrounded by culture and creativity
     

Tilburg University

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tilburg University is a top-class research university in the south of Holland, specialising in business, economics, social sciences and law degree programmes. It’s a green campus university and offers the opportunity to spend a semester abroad with one of its partner universities.

  • Research university, ranked 198 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
  • Ranked 11th for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject 
  • 1,500 international students from 102 different nationalities
  • Spend a semester abroad with opportunities in Denmark, Singapore, Canada, France, Turkey, Australia and Colombia
     

Wittenborg University Amsterdam is in the heart of the city’s start-up scene. Specialising in business and entrepreneurship, you can benefit from the university’s excellent network of successful start-ups, coaches, mentors and advisors. A partnership with the University of Brighton gives Wittenborg students the chance to graduate with two bachelor’s degrees in business – one from Brighton and one from Wittenborg.

  • A university of applied sciences in central Amsterdam 
  • 60% international students
  • Opportunity to achieve a double degree from a UK university and a Holland university
  • Academic study trips around the world
  • Opportunity to study in the UK, Germany and China

Erasmus University Rotterdam 

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a top-ranked institution with a global reputation for its high-quality education and research programme. It's located in a city that prides itself on developing new and creative ideas every day. The University's School of Economics offers opportunities to study abroad, and Rotterdam School of Management has AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA accreditation.

  • Research university, ranked 69 in The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2016-17
  • Ranked 17 in the world for Business and Economics by The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2016-17
  • Located in one of Europe's biggest ports, and a base for multinational companies, including Unilever, Shell, PwC and ING
  • A multicultural city with an energetic atmosphere that makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive

Groningen progression

From the Holland International Study Centre Groningen you can progress to one of the following universities:

The University of Groningen is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a rich educational history dating back to 1614. As a student at the university you’ll become an active, independent, critical and responsible global citizen ready for your future career.

  • Top research university, ranked 80 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017
  • 4,000 international students from 115 different nationalities
  • Groundbreaking research and innovation
  • Influential alumni, including the first Dutch astronaut and a Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry

Gain a real-life, practical education that will prepare you for your future career at Hanze University of Applied Sciences (UAS). You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in International Marketing, International Management, International Strategy and Business Development, or International Finance and Accounting.

  • Global top 25 for applied research and spin-offs U-Multirank 2016
  • Home to 27,000 students from more than 80 different nationalities
  • Work placement opportunities in Holland or abroad
  • Great career prospects with graduation research projects with a company 
  • Opportunity to spend a semester at a partner university abroad

Dutch education system

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Amsterdam degrees

Progression from the Holland International study Centre Amsterdam

Groningen degrees

Progression from the Holland International study Centre Groningen