The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian. The six largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Tilburg. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the seat of the State’s General, Cabinet and Supreme Court. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, and the largest in any country outside Asia.
Area Size: 41,543 square kilometer
Currency: Euro, USD
Official regional languages: West Frisian, Papiamento, English
Official languages: Dutch, English, Papiamento, Frisian, Yiddish
Victory day: 5 May 1945
Constitution: Third oldest constitution still in use worldwide.
Famous For: Tulips, Windmills, cheese, Wooden shoes, delft blue
Calling Code: +31
Why Study in Netherlands:
Education in the Netherlands is intensive and whilst in some circumstances you may be able to complete some part-time work you should expect to commit most of your time to your studies. The Netherlands (Holland) is in North-west Europe across the sea from the UK and with borders to Belgium and Germany. It is easy to visit other countries during your studies as the country offers extensive transport links by aero plane, train and bus into most European countries and almost everyone in the country speaks fluent English as well as their native Dutch language. You will also find the Dutch people very welcoming and happy to help you on your travels.
Here are some reasons why study in Netherlands:
· An International and multicultural environment
· Affordable study cost
· Innovative teaching methods
· Affordable living expenses
· Excellent opportunities for travels
· Internationally recognized degrees
Required application documents:
· Scanned copy of passport or ID card
· Passport size picture
· A personal statement in English (should contain around 500-800 words answering questions such as: Why and what would you like to study at the university? What are your plans after graduation?)
· Copies of obtained secondary school diplomas, certificates and/or grade lists (uploaded diplomas and/or grade lists which are not in English, French, German or Dutch need to be accompanied by an official English translation)
· Transcript of records
· Proof of English/Dutch language proficiency
· Proof of payment of application fee (50 EUR)
Some universities may require additional documents, such as:
· CV or resume (including two referees)
· Motivation letter
· Sample of academic written work
University application deadlines for the Netherlands:
Check the application deadline directly with the universities you are interested in because they may vary.
· The application deadline for most courses: 1st of May
· In some universities, the application deadline is: 1st of February or the 1st of March
· For the Numerous Fixus and DUO platform, the deadline is typically 15th of January.
· The general recommendation is that you apply by mid-April at the latest so that you will have enough time to arrange your visa (if you need one) and housing before you start your studies.