Netherlands is a beautiful European country recognized globally as a country that is committed to international business and renowned as a hotspot of successful trading traditions. International students from all over the world come to study in the Netherlands. In 2014/15, international students came from a total of 157 different countries, mostly from Germany, China, Belgium, Italy and Spain. Most Dutch universities have international student associations, which help students throughout their studies.
The Netherlands is also a unique non-Anglophone country, where approximately 95% of locals speak English. This factor makes living, studying, and working in the Netherlands very convenient, comfortable and pleasant for international students. The Netherlands is also very open and tolerant, welcoming everyone to share their opinions and express themselves. This is very much encouraged during your studies.
In this article, we will provide information on universities operating low or affordable tuition fees for international students.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING IN NETHERLANDS
- It is worthy to note that tertiary institutions in the Netherlands offer courses or programs in English language. That said, Netherlands is one of the first non-English speaking countries to offer academic courses or programs in English language for international students who would like to study in English. More than 2,100 English-taught study programs and courses are available in the Netherlands, covering a broad range of fields, and leading to a bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, diploma or certificate.
- Netherland offers top quality education and endeavors to meet varying standards of educational experiences. The Dutch educational system is of high quality and Dutch universities are acknowledged worldwide for their well-designed, modern courses and facilities.
- The teaching style focuses on teamwork, which makes it easy for international students in the Netherlands to meet Dutch people as well as other international students.
- Also, the undergraduate or postgraduate degrees received by international students from universities in Netherlands are internationally recognized. The Netherlands has also been recognized as a knowledge center with rich study traditions and well-known universities. Scientific research at Dutch universities is very highly valued at both the national and international level.
Tuitions fees in Netherlands are not very expensive and are quite affordable/cheap when compared to other developed European countries. Compared with other western European locations, the cost of living in the Netherlands is relatively low. The tuition fee in the Netherlands for European Union (EU) students is about 1800-4000 Euros each year and for international students the fee is about 6000-20000 Euros each year.
Below is a list of universities in the Netherlands with the tuition fees for international students
UNIVERSITIES (with annual fees)
University of Amsterdam €12,000
University of Maastricht €8000 – €13,00
Utrecht University €6000 – €11,000
Delft University of Technology €8,464 – €13,226
Eindhoven University of Technology €6,700 – €15,000
Leiden University €10,000 – €13,500
Saxon University the Netherlands €7,800 – €11,000
University of Tilburg €7,000 – €14,000
University of Twente €5828 – €10,333