Why should I study in Holland?
What makes Holland an attractive country to study? What can you expect of the higher education system and how diverse is the range of international study programmes offered? What is day-to-day life like in Holland and how international is Dutch society?
In short: why should you as an international student choose to study in Holland?
Reasons to study in Holland:
- 1,462 international study programmes and courses.
Holland was the first non-English-speaking country to offer courses taught in English. The Dutch higher education institutions together offer 1,462 international study programmes and courses of which 1,455 are taught entirely in English. This makes Holland 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.
The Times Higher Education Supplement even ranks 11 universities in Holland among the top 200 in the world. Holland 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
For a small country like Holland, an international orientation – including in the field of education and training – is a must for survival in our increasingly internationalized world.
The Dutch education system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, which makes it easy to meet other international students. Studying in Holland means developing an open mind and increasing your international orientation.
So the students get education of high quality and they learn to develop new skills and how to use these skills. These skills are very useful for their futuring jobs. The students will be much better (for example) businesspeople at the and and that is what the labour market of every country needs. People who know how to work and people who do have some kind of skills, which make them more attractive employees for the employers.