Universities in Netherlands

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Avans University of Applied Science is a Dutch vocational university, founded in 2004. It is located in three cities: Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch, and Tilburg. The school consists of nineteen schools, one Learning and Innovation Centre and four support units. Avans University’s vision has been concentrating on two main issues: education and applied research. Moreover, the institute is especially proud with it English-language study programs and the close ties it has formed with various businesses. The degrees granted include bachelor’s master’s, Erasmus exchange opportunities, as well... See full description.

Duisenberg School of Finance

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duisenberg school of finance has firmly established itself as an educational institution which effectively bridges the gap between industry and academia. As a result, our students gain a more comprehensive and rigorous understanding of finance than in any other traditional Master's or MBA programme. Through our emphasis on building 'thoughtful financial leadership', we produce leaders who are well-rounded experts in finance. Our students emerge from DSF as honest leaders with a healthy worldview and a critical, but innovative approach to finance. Upon graduating, students are directly... See full description.

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a university offering study opportunities in ICT and Engineering. The international study program is based in Eindhoven, Nederland. Their aim is to provide knowledge about related courses and assist individuals to succeed in their career by basically ‘’Thinking Big’’. The university offers over 200 bachelor’s and master’s programs in ICT and Engineering with a population of over 30,000 students (about 5000 of which are international students). Most of the courses taught at the institution are completely in English language, and are... See full description.

Hanze Institute of Technology

Assen, Netherlands
Hanze Institute of Technology is an institute in Hanze University of Applied sciences that provides education on sensor technology and its application in our daily life. The University of Applied Sciences was created in 1798, in Netherlands and displays over a century of experience in providing advanced education. The Hanze Institute of Technology provides bachelor programs in Advanced Sensor Application and minors in Sensitive Innovations. Their specific goal is to become Europe’s most advanced international technological/engineering institute, specializing in sensor technology. The... See full description.

Hotelschool The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands
To prepare for top-level career in the hospitality industry anywhere in the world, one must star at one of the leading hotel schools of the world. And such is Hotelschool The Hague. The school was founded in 1929 as a public institution. Currently, it offers bachelor and master programs, summer courses, and a special two-year International Fast Track program.
Study Programs: Hotel Management... See all programs.

Utrecht University

Utrecht, Netherlands
The Utrecht University was founded in 1636, being today a modern and internationally renowned institution and classified as one of the best in the world. Part of his teachings are conducted in English. It welcomes over 30,000 students, being more than 2,000 coming from different countries.

Universities in Netherlands by City:

AmsterdamAssenBredaEde GelderlandEindhovenGroningenHertogenboschLeidenThe HagueUtrechtVlissingenWageningen

About universities in Netherlands

Higher education in the Netherlands follows a binary system and is delivered by two types of institutions: research universities (universiteiten or WO) and universities of professional education (hogescholen or HBO). WOs consist of general universities as well as universities specializing in engineering and agriculture, whereas HBOs have institutions that specifically specialize in a single field such as agriculture, fine and performing arts. Both types of universities in Netherlands can be either state funded or private, and both are authorized to award bachelor’s as well as master’s degrees. A bachelor’s degree course typically spans four years while a master’s degree in Netherlands may last one to two years.
Higher professional education in Netherlands:
Students who are interested in higher professional education in Netherlands need to enroll in the hogescholen or HBO. The hogescholen institutions are for students aged 17 and above.
Admission to these universities requires successful completion of a senior general secondary education (HAVO) certificate or an MBO middle-management or specialist training certificate or a pre-university education (VWO) certificate. Students must apply to the Central Applications and Placement Office stating their preference. HBO colleges in Netherlands can also opt to have a decentralized selection process but currently, they can allot not more than 50 percent of stipulated seats to this process.
State funded HBO universities in Netherlands offer courses in- Education, Economics, Behaviour & Society, Language & Culture, Engineering & Technology, Agriculture & Natural Environment, and Health Care. Private institutions may opt to offer only some and not all of the above mentioned courses.
A student completing a bachelor’s course from an HBO institution is qualified for admission to master’s programs at both HBO and general universities. Universities in Netherlands, however, may require the degree holder to complete a bridging program.
Universities in Netherlands:
Universities in Netherlands offer various degree courses. These courses are taught at 14 universities in Netherlands, including the Open University. The Universities of Technology at- Delft (TUD), Eindhoven (TUE) and Twente (UT) are three universities that exclusively focus on engineering and technology studies. Besides these, other approved institutions offer other courses like theological studies and other subjects like humanism. This program (called the WO bachelor’s program) spans 3 years.
Admission to universities in Netherlands requires a pre-university (VWO) school-leaving certificate or an HBO qualification or HBO propaedeutic certificate. Courses at universities in Netherlands primarily have an academic focus and are aimed at developing analytical and research capabilities in the attending students.
All students of an accredited full-time course, who satisfy the necessary conditions, are entitled to receiving financial assistance. Assistance is usually an allowance towards expenses such as living costs, books, study materials, tuition and travel. Financial assistance may include a basic grant, a supplementary grant and an interest-bearing loan and is, usually, performance-related. Besides financial aid, the government requires higher education colleges in Netherlands to provide vocational and research training guidance.
Post graduate education in Netherlands
Graduates of higher education universities in Netherlands, who are interested in a doctoral degree, can apply for posts such as research assistants (AIOs), research students (OIO) or grant-funded PhD students. AIOs and OIOs are appointed temporarily by universities and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) respectively. They conduct academic research and receive training that leads them to become full-fledged researchers or design engineers. PhD students receive a four-year grant for their four-year research training which concludes in a presentation of their thesis.

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