7 reasons to study in the Netherlands

By Tio University of Applied Sciences

Tio University of Applied Sciences

Want to study abroad? The Netherlands is an excellent choice In the pre-COVID academic year of 2019, more than 85,000 students from all over the world came to Holland for their studies. Right now, the number is still high and rising again! 7 reasons why studying in the Netherlands might be the best decision you’ll ever make.

1. Excellent education

The Dutch educational system is of high quality. The programmes in the Netherlands are highly ranked and valued at international level. Did you know that Tio University of Applied Sciences has been renowned for over 50 years for the quality of its education? Its bachelor programmes in the fields of hospitality, entrepreneurship, tourism and business have been earning the highest scores in the independent Higher Education Guide for over 10 years in a row.

2. Fantastic student life

There are many student societies in Dutch universities and cities, which is the best way to meet new friends and have incredible experiences. Tio University has such a student society called Cognatio. With more than 500 members across six Tio campuses located in the main city centres all over Holland, Cognatio helps you to make the most out of your time as a student.

3. Windmills, tulips and Rembrandt

The Netherlands is the country of water, windmills, cheese, wooden shoes and tulips. But also the country of Rembrandt, bikes, more than 1,200 castles and the Dutch Golden Age. Holland has a rich culture and history, and has international students so much to offer!

4. Unique way of teaching

The Dutch way of teaching is interactive and student focused. Tio’s unique teaching style takes the personal approach even a few steps further. Its education is very personal and small-scaled; the average class consists of only 12 students! Aside from that, students will have a student coach assigned throughout their entire study.

5. Central location

The Netherlands is centrally located in Europe and has excellent opportunities for traveling. Cities like Berlin or Paris are only a train ride away and by plane it takes less than 1.5 hours to fly from Amsterdam to London or Copenhagen. How about studying hard all week and then spend your weekend in, say, Ibiza or Rome?!

6. Stay in the Netherlands?

The Dutch government offers international students who graduated from a bachelor’s or master’s programme at an accredited Dutch institution for higher education in the Netherlands, the opportunity to apply for an Orientation Year Visa. Once this will be granted to you, you can go and find your first job or start your own company!

7. Safe country

The Netherlands is among one of the safest countries in the world, making it to the top with Iceland, Japan, Portugal, New Zealand or Switzerland. Not only the safety measures and the efficiency of the Dutch police and security system, but also the mentality of its citizens have to do a lot with the creation of such a safe environment.

Extra benefits: online open days

Would you like to visit an online open day? Some universities in the Netherlands, like Tio University of Applied Sciences, offer the possibility of visiting an online open day. What’s more, Tio even has recorded online open days! Check them out here. Taste the atmosphere from your lazy chair, whenever and wherever you want. Just sit back and relax, and find out all about Tio and its possibilities for you!

Admission deadlines until June and September

Are you used to hearing that you need to apply before January for the following academic year? At Tio in the Netherlands for your start of the academic year in September, the application deadline for non-EU students is the 1st of June and for EU-students the 1st of September! It’s also possible to start your bachelor programme in January.

Want to know how international students like studying in the Netherlands? Check out this short video!

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