Reasons to Study in the Netherlands

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Five main reasons to Study in the Netherlands

1. A variety of study programs are taught in English

Universities in the Netherlands offer the largest number of courses taught in English on the European continent. More than 2,100 study programs are taught entirely in English. 95% of Dutch people communicate using English in their daily lives.

2. Good value

The quality of Dutch higher education is well recognized. The cost of education and living costs is much lower compared to other study destination countries. Scholarship opportunities can be obtained in the Netherlands. The teaching style in the Netherlands is interactive and student-centered. You will develop the ability to analyze, solve problems practically, and think creatively.

3. International community

Many international students in the Netherlands come from more than 160 countries. In other words, Dutch society is diverse and inclusive. This is closely related to diverse cultures, the business community, and worldwide. Dutch people who are open-minded and direct, making it easier to meet and exchange ideas.

4. A good standard of living to live in

The Netherlands is one of the safest countries in the world, according to the 2018 Global Peace Index and is among the top 10 happiest countries in the world. Read more about living standards in the Netherlands in the OECD's Better Life Index. In addition, the Netherlands is rich in history and a high number of museums scattered in cities.

The Netherlands location is the gateway to Europe! In just three hours you can be in Paris. London and Berlin are only five or six hours away by train.

5. Career Opportunities

The Dutch economy is ranked 18th in the world. Some of the largest multinational companies in the world such as Philips, Heineken, KLM, Shell, ING, and Unilever are Dutch ownership. The Netherlands is a leader in several areas of expertise including agriculture, water management, art and design, logistics, sustainable energy. Graduates from Dutch universities can apply for work orientation visas. This visa is a one-year residence permit to find work or start a business, the visa registration period is maximum within three years of graduation. Join the Holland Alumni Network to get more global job opportunities!

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