Higher education in the Netherlands

Study in netherlands

Did you know that in the Netherlands ...

  • a liberal, open society with many cultures represented in the population
  • foreign students from 61 countries study
  • high-quality education system with universities and programs recognized around the world
  • many universities are among the top 200 best universities in the world in The Times Education Supplement ranking
  • an interactive approach to learning: teachers and professors are open to communicating with students
  • international learning environment and a large number of programs in English
  • along with a high standard of living, one of the lowest living costs in Europe (average € 750- € 1,000)

Education in the Netherlands

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Types of degrees:

Bachelor, Master (MA / MSc),


Language of study:

Dutch, English

Program registration deadlines:

February to May

Cost of programs:

€ 6,500- € 32,000 / year

Cost of living:

€ 700- € 900 / month

(accommodation, insurance, food)

Levels of Higher Education in the Netherlands

Bachelor's program

Master / Postgraduate Studies

MBA in the Netherlands

Undergraduate (Bachelor) - This is the first stage of higher education in the Netherlands, which is basic.

Duration of training:

3 years (BA / BMs), 4 years (Universities of Applied Sciences)

Compliance of certificates in the Netherlands and Russia:

High school graduates are allowed to study at undergraduate programs

Admission requirements

  • school certificate
  • confirmation of English proficiency TOEFL iBT 80+, IELTS - 6.0+

Master (Master) - This is the second stage of higher education in the Netherlands (1-2 years).

Graduate School (PhD) - Candidate of Sciences, the average duration of studies is 4 years.

Successful Applicant Profile


a specialist’s diploma in a related specialty, or a bachelor’s diploma + work experience of 2 years (in some specialties),

  • average diploma score 4.1.- 5.0
  • active academic / scientific activity
  • recommendations of teachers and / or employers

Language training

  • English TOEFL iBT 82+, IELTS 6.5+

Leadership skills

  • confirmation of an active social, student, sports life
  • international experience is welcome
  • motivation

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - professional qualification degree in management (1-2 years).

Entry conditions

  • bachelor / specialist diploma
  • work experience in a related specialty from 3 years
  • Good knowledge of English (TOEFL iBT - 92+, IELTS - 6.5+)
  • some programs require GMAT

Rating of Dutch Universities

Country rating

the name of the institution

World ranking


Utrecht university



Erasmus University Rotterdam



University of Groningen



Radboud University



University of Amsterdam



Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam



Leiden University



Maastricht University



Wageningen University and Research Center



Delft University of Technology



Eindhoven university of technology



University of twente



Tilburg university


Scholarships in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, in addition to grades from educational institutions, you can also receive the following scholarships:

Holland scholarship

government program available at any of the Dutch state universities and most other universities. Holland Scholarship provides a grant of € 5,000 in its first year of study. The student pays the further expenses independently.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

A program created by the Dutch government to find talented students from developing countries. The grant, as a rule, covers 50% of the cost of training for the entire period, but full coverage is also possible. The student pays the further expenses independently.

Global Ambassador specialists helped get scholarships totaling $ 2. See a summary of scholarships

Our customers in the Netherlands

See the list of educational institutions in which our students entered.

Educational institution

Level of education and direction of study

Delft University of Technology

Master of Materials Science and Engineering

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

School of Fashion and Design Bachelor of Fashion Design

Hague university of applied sciences

Bachelor of International Business and Management Studies

Fontys University Of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Bachelor of International Business and Management Studies

Hanze University of Science and Technology

Bachelor of International Business and Management Studies

HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen

Bachelor of science in life sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Science in International Business & Management Studies

€ 5000 scholarship for 1 year of study

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

International Business & Management Studies
Article Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Receipt stories


Medvedeva Daria (Ekaterinburg)

HAN University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Bachelor of International Business Management

I first found out about the Global Ambassador when I went to America’s 2015 Group Summer Program. The academic director of the education center Evgenia Efremova traveled with my group. Even then, I drew attention to the level of English and the willingness to help us. Since my first impression of the company was positive, my parents and I decided to contact the Global Ambassador again when they decided to send me to study in the Netherlands. I work with Evgenia Bryukhanova, head of the department of higher education abroad. I want to note that there have never been problems either with the preparation of documents or with their sending. Eugene is in correspondence with the university, always notifies me immediately. For all questions that arise along the way, I always get answers. My family and I are very pleased to work with people who are so friendly and so well know their job!
Other success stories

How to graduate in the Netherlands?

  • Learn all about your educational opportunities in the Netherlands and other countries in a free consultation (40-60 minutes);
  • Find out how you can get a scholarship or study grant in the Netherlands;
  • Get a selection of universities and programs according to your goals and capabilities (bachelor's, master's, MBA, PhD);
  • Entrust correspondence and negotiations with representatives of educational institutions to experienced specialists;
  • Learn to write essays, motivation letters, research plans and CVs, and we will edit at the level of native speakers;
  • Get ready for international tests and interviews and take tests directly in our office;
  • Entrust the preparation and submission of your introductory documents to professionals;
  • Simplify your life: order notarized translation of documents, affixing of an apostille;
  • Get a student visa

To get a free consultation, send a request to a specialist

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