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Study Options in Netherlands

#1 Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is the largest university of applied sciences in the northern Netherlands. In addition, they were the first university of applied sciences to found an international business school in the Netherlands. Moreover, they are the only large higher education institute in the country with an art academy and a conservatoire. 

Situated in the north of the Netherlands, Groningen is a young and vibrant student city, with half of its citizens under the age of 35. Groningen has a population of 202,747 with more than 50,000 students and boasts a picturesque and safe city centre, surrounded by relaxing countryside. Groningen was even elected best student city of the country in 2015 and 2016 (Elsevier). The map of the inner city of Groningen dates from the early Middle Ages and many old buildings in the centre still show Groningen's great history. The city is not only historically interesting, however, as it also has impressive modern architecture, excellent and affordable sports facilities as well as a nightlife that never sleeps. 

Bachelor's Degree taught in English

Intake: Sep

Duration: 3 or 4 years

Tuition fees: € 7,700

Language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no sub score below 5.5

Programmes offered: Classical Music/ Jazz, Game Design, Electrical and Electronic Engineering major in Sensor Technology, Fine Arts, International Business, International Communication, International Facility Management, International Finance & Control, Marketing Management, Mechanical Engineering, Physiotherapy, Sport Studies, Popular Culture

International Study Centre programme:

Progression degrees to Hanze University of Applied Science:

  • International Business

  • Sport Studies

  • Mechanical Engineering

#2 Holland International Study Centre

Holland International Study Centre has been preparing international students for English-taught degrees in Holland since 2013. It is location in the heart of Amsterdam. Students benefit from purpose-built classrooms, a riverside setting, proximity to Amsterdam Central station and panoramic views of the city.


The one-year International Foundation Year programme at Holland International Study Centre develops English language and academic knowledge, while helping students adapt to the Dutch education system. Students can progress to a range of English-taught degrees at one of the Dutch partner universities which ranked in the global top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).

#3 Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a world-class research university. It is globally recognised for high-quality education and research, and it ranks 70th in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019. A thriving port and one of Holland's largest and diverse cities, Rotterdam is an exciting home for your university education.

International Study Centre programme:

  • Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Progression degrees to Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • BSc International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics (IBEB)

  • BSc International Business Administration (IBA)

#4 Tilburg University

Tilburg University is a top 250 world university  and ranks 28th in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019) and is located in the south of Holland. The city is home to 200,000 residents and 28,000 students. As a relatively small city compared to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Tilburg offers the perfect study environment as well as a lower cost of living.

International Study Centre programme:

Progression degrees to Tilburg University:

  • Global Management of Social Issues

  • Human Resource Studies

  • International Business Administration

  • International Sociology

  • Economics

  • Econometrics and Operations Research

#5 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a top research university offering a broad education. It is a place for new ideas, freedom of expression and a welcoming home to everyone - there's around 3,000 international students on campus. 

International Study Centre programme:

  • Business, Economics and Social Sciences

  • Science, Engineering and Computing

Progression degrees to VU Amsterdam:

  • International Business Administration

  • Business Analytics

  • Computer Science

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

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