The Netherlands is rich in historic folktales and legacy, international students will be able to find acclaimed universities and promise. Below we will discuss what language should be understood before traveling to the Netherlands, and what the cost of living along with tuition costs may impact the student’s financial budget.
Universities in Netherlands:
- University of Amsterdam
- Utrecht University
- Leiden University
- University of Groningen
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Delft University of Technology
- Radboud University Nijmegen
- Wageningen University & Research
- Maastricht University
- Tilburg University
- Eindhoven University of Technology
- University of Twente
- The Hague University of Applied Sciences
- Hogeschool van Amsterdam
- Amsterdam University College
- Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
- Breda University of Applied Sciences
- Nyenrode Business University
- Hotelschool The Hague
- HAN University of Applied Sciences
- Open University
- Avans University of Applied Sciences
- Fontys University of Applied Sciences
- Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
- Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
- University College Utrecht
- Hanze University of Applied Sciences
- HAS University of Applied Sciences
- Amsterdam University of the Arts
- TIAS School for Business and Society
- University of Applied Sciences Leiden
- HZ University of Applied Sciences
- Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
- Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
- VU University Medical Center
Student Cost of Living
With generally all expenses covered such as rent, food, clothing, and daily transportation and necessities, students should budget for around at the lowest 850 – 1,250 EUR per month. The Netherlands can be affordable to live in, but if a student follows a strict budget. This means that the student would need to cook more at home and possibly live as close to their university or place of study instead of taking transit.
Cost of Tuition
The Netherlands only charges for undergraduate degrees for international students, a 730 – 2,250 EUR per academic year cost range. This range does greatly depend on what study subject the student has decided to major in.
The undergraduate tuition rate does steadily go up as the student continues on towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s and lastly a Ph.D. degree.
For a Bachelor’s degree students will be looking at a tuition cost range of 7,000 – 15,000 EUR per academic year.
For a Master’s degree students will be looking at a tuition cost range of 8,500 – 21,000 EUR per academic year.
Ph.D. degree level will cost over 24,000 EUR per year.
Languages Spoken in Netherlands
What is the most common and native language spoken in the Netherlands? Dutch, is the most used language in the country, this is also the official language.
Other languages spoken throughout the Netherlands includes West Frisian, English, Papiamento, dialects from the low Dutch Saxon variety, Limburgish, Zeelandic-West Flemish, East Flemish, Ripuarian, and many other languages.
The Netherlands has a large diverse population that speaks multiple languages, most of the population learns of these other languages at an early age. International students would do incredibly well if they were to learn Dutch before arriving to the Netherlands. Not only would this help the student to better understand their surroundings, but the universities in the country, give out many scholarships that revolve around the basis that a student is studying the Dutch language.
Universities in the Netherlands will grant full scholarships to international students who wish to study there and show their interest in the cultural aspects. Any linguistic, language, cultural, or historic studies would be guaranteed an automatic scholarship application submission.