Higher education in the Netherlands

The Netherlands was the first non-English-speaking country to offer courses taught in English. The Dutch higher education institutions together offer 1,560 international study programs and courses, 1,543 of which are taught entirely in English. This makes the Netherlands the front-runner in continental Europe.

Excellent education and research
The Dutch system of higher education enjoys a worldwide reputation for high quality. Experience shows that people who have studied at a Dutch higher education institution perform very well in other parts of the world. This quality is achieved through a national system of regulation and quality assurance.

International acclaim
The Times Higher Education (THE) Magazine ranked 10 universities in the Netherlands among the top 200 in the world. This puts the Netherlands in fifth place internationally. The highest ranking of Dutch universities is Eindhoven University of Technology in 114th place.

Problem-Based Learning system
The Netherlands has also received international acclaim for its groundbreaking Problem-Based Learning system. This system trains students to analyze and solve practical problems independently through emphasis on self-study and self-discipline.

International study environment
The Dutch education system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, which makes it easy to meet other international students. Studying in the Netherlands means developing an open mind and increasing your international orientation.