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Studies in The Netherlands

There are 41  Universities   which  offer  Programs of Applied Sciences  and  14  Universities  which  specialize in Research.    They are also offered more than 1800 English-taught study programs at various universities.  In addition, there are language centers for dutch  and  english. 

Important Details

General information

Although the time frames are not the same for all universitites, most of the time the application deadline is the first of May. However, those interested are encouraged to start the process at least half a year before the start of the semester (e.g. start the process of translating some documents which can be time-consuming.

Tuition fees range from 2300 euros for Undergraduate and Postgraduate study programs (with some exceptions).

Only a few universities in The Netherlands have residence halls. Usually students rent a room or apartment in the city. The universities offer assistance to students regarding accommodation. The cost of living ranges from 800-1000 euros per month (including accommodation, food security, etc.). For the big cities (eg Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht) a slightly higher cost of living is calculated.

The Netherlands maintain health insurance agreements with other countries (all EU countries and Switzerland). Therefore, if the student concerned is from an EU or EEA country or a Swiss citizen and studying in the Netherlands, without working or on a paid qualification/internship, then he/she is covered by the national policy applied in his country for health insurance.  The insurance company of each interested party may issue the European Insurance and Sickness Card (EHIC). Since the applicant is exclusively a student in the Netherlands and is not employed or in a paid internship/specialization program, he/she is not required to make any additional insurance in the Netherlands.

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