Study In Netherlands

Netherlands - Quick facts & figures




17.44 million


Euro (​€)

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Area Size:

41543 ​​km²

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Academic year:

September - June

The Netherlands is not only famous for its windmills, cheese markets, and the Amsterdam canals, it is also one of the safest cities in Europe and one of the most popular study destinations in the world. In fact, recent polls show that Amsterdam is the 5th best city in the world to live in by students. In the Netherlands, there is a lot of diversity. In the major cities, you will find people with all kinds of backgrounds, different beliefs, cultures, religions, and political parties. So study in the Netherlands for Indian students or from wherever you are, whatever nationality, and whatever religion, the Netherlands should be one of your top choices.

The country has a great rail system that links with its surrounding countries, meaning you will have freedom to travel and sightsee within mainland Europe. Connecting with a few friends to take a trip to a fantastic bustling city in the Czech Republic or Germany will be more fulfilling than just staying in bed and watching tv, you want to look at the city and experience city life or maybe you just want to take a breather from your studies. Most students use a bicycle for their transport in town. This is common and the least expensive transportation in the city, you can take your bike and go sightseeing and take scenic routes.

World famous paintings like the Starry Night, and the Girl with the Pearl Earrings are painted by Dutch artists, Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh. While you can visit their museums and get inspired by the arts and culture, The Netherlands is also home to famous art universities like Amsterdam University of the Arts, Royal Academy of Art and so much more. Who knows you may be the next Van Gogh of our time!

There are over 2,000 education programs in the Netherlands English offered by 55 universities. The two types of higher education institutions in the Netherlands are: universities of applied sciences, and research universities. A university of applied sciences normally offers courses to prepare students for a specific vocation and focuses on practical training and experience, whereas a research university offers more general courses and focuses more on theoretical education. Both are highly recognized internationally and offered at world renowned institutions in the country. The country is also home to

world-renowned universities such as the University of Amsterdam and the University of Leiden. If you are interested in programs like Engineering or Technology, I’m certain that you’ve heard about the Delft University of Technology or simply known as TU Delft. You will find most study programs in the Netherlands, whether it be Business, Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science - you name it, the Netherland got it. 

The Netherlands is also an internationally recognized academic center that upholds rich study traditions and a well-known university system. Dutch research universities produce a high proportion of leading scientists. The tuition fees in Holland are about the same compared to other countries in Europe. If you are a student from the European Union, you should expect to pay around 2,000 euros per year for your studies.
Most Dutch universities charge international students a tuition fee that varies by school and program. These fees tend to be higher for Bachelors programmes and Masters programmes. For example, in the Bachelor’s programme at the University of Amsterdam (UAm), the tuition fee is currently 15,220 euros per year for non-European students.

Which documents are usually required for admission? The best way to submit a complete application is to contact GroupL Education before you submit your application. Your dedicated consultant will inform you about all formal and academic requirements your university of choice requires.

Usually the following documents are required for admission:

A copy of passport or ID card A passport photo
A personal statement in English
Copies of secondary school diplomas, certificates and/or grade lists in English, French, German or Dutch Transcript of records
Proof of English/Dutch language proficiency
Some universities may require extra documents, such as:
Recommendation letter(s) Motivation letter
Sample of academic written work Portfolio for art programs

The earliest application deadline in the Netherlands is on JANUARY 15 for Numerus Fixus programs. Some universities have a policy known as the Numerus Fixus which strictly limits the number of admission to certain programs. It is meant to provide students and professions with lower entry possibilities and a similar level of prestige as more demanding programs. These include medicine, psychology, artificial intelligence, international business administration, international relations and physiotherapy. Universities can set their own rule regarding this, so it is possible that different universities that offer the same program will have different deadlines and criteria. You have to be extra vigilant when it comes to this as it differs from one university to another. GroupL Education is here to help you submit your application documents in time!

Study in the Netherlands for Indian students has never been this easy, GroupL Education helps with your admission process so you can be worry free! We provide you with the services, information and support needed for the Admission Process of the Universities in Europe, and of course, the VISA application assistance. Study in the Netherlands for Indian students, study in the Netherlands for students in the UAE, study in the Netherlands for everyone. Wherever you are in the world, whatever your nationality is, GroupL Education is here to help. Contact GroupL Education today and let’s start your study abroad journey. 

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Number of public Universities: 40

Number of private Universities: 15

Top University Cities: Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam, Groningen

Tutuion Fees:  from 6000 Euro to 20000 Euro

Estimate costs of living in ​Netherlands per month

Monthly basics Lower range Upper range
Living Costs:
Rent: 350-600EUR (room in 2bd apartment) 1000 EUR (1bd apartment)
Utilities (varying monthly, depending on heating costs): 150 EUR 280 EUR
Internet & TV: 40 EUR 60 EUR
Phone: 20 EUR 50 EUR
Food prepared at home: 170 EUR 250 EUR
Transportation: 90 EUR (public transportation pass) 450 EUR (Taxi: 2.20 EUR/km)
Laundry/toiletries: 20 EUR 35 EUR
Clothing: 50 EUR 100 EUR
Books, printing, photocopying: 30 EUR 65 EUR
Entertainment: 45 EUR 80 EUR
Total: 1215 EUR 2370 EUR

Two easy steps to access a study program in The Netherlands:

Send an email to europe@groupleducation.com and request your 1st meeting, online, via Skype, Zoom or Google, or onsite in our office with one of our consultant or call us at: +971 56 410 4830. You can register directly on our website Contact Us

Attend your 1st meeting as scheduled and get to know our services, connect with our team, and get your customized admission process plan.

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