Experience of education varies from individual to individual depending upon the perspective, interests and expectations. In fact, all that a student asks for is a cultivating atmosphere where a curious mind can thrive. An ideal institution is the one that successfully caters to all the expectations of a student. Keeping that in mind, let’s explore some of the reasons that make Netherlands an international centre of attraction for higher education.

Netherlands is one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of international education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Dutch educational system is exceptionally well-organised, scientific, modern and easy to adapt with.

Interestingly, Netherlands is a non-Anglophone country wherein every nine out of 10 Dutch people communicate in English.

Located centrally in Europe, Netherlands is well-connected with other countries through various modes of transportation. You can take a train to the Paris or a flight to the neighbouring countries you’d like to visit within few hours of journey. The capital, Amsterdam, is rich in lifestyle, cuisines, culture and history. Besides, Dutch are open-minded, supportive and welcoming.

According to a Dutch website, 80% of the economy is service based making it one of the most industrialized nations in the world with excellent job opportunities. It is also the heart of brand companies such as Heineken, KLM, Shell, ING, Philips and Unilever. All the above reasons make the fact obvious why international students prefer to study in Netherlands.

Let’s look at the major aspects that makes Netherlands an obvious choice for students for studying abroad.

Popular Courses:
There are countless courses that you can search for using the navigation panel available on the official website of educational institutions and universities. Some of the courses in demand amongst students are-
• Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Bachelor’s in Computing Science
• Master’s in Environment and Energy Management
• Master’s in Industrial Design Engineering
• Master of Business Administration
• Master’s in Bio-Medical Sciences
• Master's in Finance and Accounting
• Master’s in Construction Management

Tilburg University is among the top 50 global universities in business, economics, law and psychology. It also offers B.Sc in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, B.Sc in Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation and lot more! University of Twente offers eight top rated bachelor’s programmes- Bachelor’s in Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Creative Technology, Communication Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, Technical Computer Science, and Chemical Science and Engineering. Fontys provides a wide range of high-quality bachelor’s and master’s program in Engineering, ICT, Logistics, Marketing and Communication.

Top-ranking Universities:
Netherlands is home to 13 globally recognised universities delivering excellent education experience to students from all around the world. Here’s a list of universities in Netherlands preferred by international students all of which offer English-taught programmes-

• University of Twente
• Tilburg University
• Radboud University
• Fontys University
• Maastricht School of Management

University of Twente has been awarded as the ‘Best Technical University’ for bachelor’s programme based on its multidisciplinary courses, student-driven learning, project-based approach and peer-based learning. It is not only ranked among top 250 universities worldwide but also considered as one of the best research institutes across the world.

Tilburg University ranks 28th in the World as per Times Higher Education Ranking in the field of economics and business that makes it a hub for young entrepreneurs.

Fontys University provides 33 bachelor’s and master’s programme to students to choose from with the feasibility to opt for full-time or part-time courses.

Radboud University ranks at 128 for the year 2020. Maastricht School of Management (MSM) ranks among top 300 worldwide in Business and Management Studies whereas Radboud at 101 in Life Sciences according to the Times Higher Education (THE) report.

Cost of Living:
As compared to UK and other European countries, cost of living and studying in Netherlands is within one’s pocket with an approximate monthly expenditure of 800-1200 euros on housing, basic meal pricing of 13 euros at the most, commuting charges through public transport sums up to 91 euros and 150 euros for the basic utilities. Annual tuition fees for any higher education programme are relatively lower.

University of Twente assist exchange students with an online housing portal to figure out a suitable rented house for the stay during entire program. International students admitting in Radboud University can subscribe to the service package wherein budget and requirements can be stated thereby ensuring an individualised support.

Higher education in Netherlands is notable and distinguished throughout the world. Each educational institution reticulated with internationally oriented student associations provides a platform for cross-social and -cultural interaction. If you are looking for a promising career in Netherlands but confused which university or course to go for, you can seek help of abroad education consultants. The consultants will also give you detailed counselling, clarify all your queries and assist you for financial aid and visa processing.

Go ahead and approach them at the earliest.

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let’s explore some of the top reasons that make Study in the Netherlands an international center of attraction for higher education.