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 past academic year alone more than 85,000 students from all over the world came to Holland for their studies. 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 regarded at international level. And did you know Tio University of Applied Sciences, for example, has been renowned for over 50 years for the quality of its education? Its bachelor programmes have been earning the highest scores in the independent Higher Education Guide for several years in a row.

2. An international’s dream

In the academic year 2018-2019 no less than 85,955 students from 170 different countries enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a Dutch university. This is 11.5% of the total number of enrolled students! Besides, the Netherlands is renowned as an open-minded and multicultural society that welcomes international students.

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3. Huge variety of English-taught programmes

With more than 2,100 study programmes and courses, Holland has the largest offer of English-taught programmes in Europe. Tio also offers a variety of bachelor programmes and vocational training courses in the fields of hospitality, tourism and business.

4. 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 of the Dutch Golden Age. Holland has a rich culture and history, and has international students so much to offer!

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5. Unique way of teaching

The Dutch way of teaching is interactive and student focused. Students and teachers are seen as ‘equals’, as students are encouraged to approach their teachers and even have discussions with them. This is, for example, definitely the case at Tio: its education is very personal and small-scaled. The average class consists of only 11 students!

6. 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?!

7. Happy people

Still not convinced? The Netherlands is not only one of the safest countries of the world, according to the 2019 Global Peace Index, but it also appears to be one of the five happiest countries of the world (World Happiness Report)!

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Extra reason: online open days

Can’t make it to an 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!

How does an online open day work?

The online open day is an 1-hour English webinar, which you can follow via a live stream, about Tio University of Applied Sciences and one of its bachelor’s degree programmes: Hotel and Event ManagementInternational Business ManagementInternational Tourism Management or Commerce Entrepreneurship and Organisations. After the informative part there is time for a live Q&A. During this webinar you will find out all about:

  • the study programme of the study in question
  • internships and international (study) opportunities
  • admission and tuition fees
  • job opportunities after completion of the study
  • personal experiences of one of the students

How to take part?

To attend a webinar you can sign up for free. After your registration you can attend the open day on the day mentioned from your lazy chair. Besides, the recorded online open days mentioned earlier can be viewed anytime and anywhere. Visiting an open day has never been so easy!

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