Higher education in the Netherlands is becoming increasingly attractive for students from outside for many important reasons: education at universities in the Netherlands for foreign students is conducted in English, the cost of training is low in comparison with other countries. When choosing the Netherlands for further admission and higher education, students should take into account the peculiarities of enrollment in Dutch universities, especially if it is a question of admission to Research Universities. Due to the high study load at research universities most foreign students choose to buy coursework to get higher grades.
Those who have seriously thought about studying at the University of Holland probably already know that all universities in this country are divided into 2 types:
- Research Universities
- Universities of Applied Sciences
Foreign students can enroll in universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands after the 11th grade. If the level of English allows you to start studying, there is no need to take additional courses or a training program.
The situation is a little more complicated with research universities in the Netherlands. Since the bachelor’s program in such educational institutions lasts for 3 years, students must provide an appropriate level of secondary education, which corresponds to the Dutch VWO Diploma. The certificate of secondary education of the foreign school corresponds to the level-HAVO Diploma-secondary education, a general education cycle of subjects.
The Dutch secondary education system is divided into general education (Hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs – HAVO) and pre – university education (VWO-Voorbereidend wetenschappelijk onderwijs). The type of program that a Dutch student chooses (the choice is made after finishing primary school, usually in the 4th-5th grade) depends on his further academic prospects. Leading universities in the Netherlands accept only graduates with VWO diplomas, which are considered to be at a level higher than HAVO.
What to do if your goal is to study in a Research University in the Netherlands?
If you are a graduate of the 11th grade and are planning to enroll in one of the research universities in the Netherlands, first of all, study the university’s requirements for applicants. Educational consultants will be able to give you more detailed information on enrollment for each educational institution.
Be prepared that to enter the Research University, you will need to complete the International Foundation Year training program. The program is conducted based on international training centers. It was developed jointly with the leading research universities of the Netherlands for the professional preparation of students for the chosen course. The training takes place for 1 year (3 trimesters) and includes language and academic training in one of the chosen fields – ” Business and Management ” or “Science and Technology”. At least 20 hours of classroom instruction and at least 20 hours of self-preparation are provided per week. The program starts in September, the required age of students is 16 years. After successful completion of the program with the necessary academic grades and the required IELTS score, students can enroll in the first year of their bachelor’s degree at Dutch universities.
General information about the programs of preparation for admission to universities in the Netherlands:
Duration of study: academic year (9 months)
Start of training: September or January
Areas of study: business and engineering
Number of hours per week: 20 hours
Minimum age: 16 years
The minimum level of English: IELTS 5.5
There are two main training programs that we can recommend:
- ONCAMPUS Amsterdam
- Holland International Study Centre
International Training Center for International Students at the University of Amsterdam. This is the only program that allows international students to prepare and study at the University of Amsterdam in two main areas:
Business and Economics
Further training in the following programs: BSc Business Administration, BSc Economics & Business Economics, BSc Econometrics, and Operations Research, BSc Actuarial Science
PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law, Economics)
Further training on the program: BSc PPLE
Holland International Study Centre
The International Preparatory Center in Amsterdam and the city of Groeningen prepares students for admission to research universities in the United States in two main areas:
Students of the preparatory program can enroll in the 1st year of the bachelor’s program at the following research universities in the Netherlands:
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The training program leads to admission to the first year in the following areas: International Bachelor Economics & Business Economics (IBEB), International Business Administration (IBA)
University of Twente
The training program leads to admission to the first year in the following areas: International Business Administration, Advanced Technology, Chemical Engineering, Creative Technology, Electrical Engineering, Technical Computer Science, Industrial Design, Business & IT, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
The training program leads to admission to the first year in the following areas: International Business Administration, Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The training program leads to admission to the first year in the following areas: International Business Administration, Industrial Design Engineering, Business Analytics, Computer Science
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
The training program leads to admission to the first year in the following areas: International Business & Management Studies, International Financial Management & Control, International Sport Management, Process Food, and Technology
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
The training program leads to admission to the first year in the following areas: International Business Administration in Entrepreneurship & Small Business
The cost of training on training programs
Tuition at Dutch universities is paid for all students without exception. More detailed information about the cost of training can be found on the official websites of the universities. The cost of studying at the preparatory program is from 15,000 euros per year (depending on the direction and university).
Advantages that you will receive when enrolling in universities in the Netherlands with educational agencies
A unique admission strategy is selected for each student, by the country, university, and program chosen by the student
With the purchase of the service, you will be able to focus your attention on finishing school or university, preparing for international exams, and we will take care of your enrollment in universities abroad
*Proper registration of the necessary documents for enrollment and a student visa.
Your documents will be prepared with specialists who have experience in effective enrollment in universities and colleges abroad for more than 5 years