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Degrees in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, bachelor’s degrees, also known as undergraduate degrees, are offered across various types of institutions including universities of applied sciences (Hogescholen), research universities, and specialised institutions such as business schools. These bachelor programs, leading to qualifications such as Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), typically span three to four years.

English-taught programs are increasingly common in the Netherlands. However, Dutch remains the primary language for a number of courses, particularly at the undergraduate level. This should be kept in mind when considering your university education in the Netherlands.

How to Apply for a Degree in the Netherlands

Applications to universities in the Netherlands for international students can be done either through a centralised system known as ‘Studielink’, or directly to your chosen university. This will depend on the institution’s application process.

Required documents usually include a personal statement, a resume or CV, academic transcripts, and proof of language proficiency. For non-native English speakers, language tests like IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge English exams are often necessary. Academic requirements may involve a minimum GPA, and maybe specific subjects.

Undergraduate Tuition Fees for International Students

Tuition fees for international students outside the EU/EEA are generally higher than for Dutch and EU/EEA students. Fees can range significantly based on the university and type of program, often from around €6,000 to €15,000 per year. EU/EEA students benefit from reduced rates, typically under €2,500 per year.

Various scholarships are available for international students, provided by universities, the Dutch government, and other organisations, which can help with these costs.

Browse through the subject areas listed below to view the available undergraduate degrees that can be studied in the Netherlands.

Degree courses you may be interested in studying in The Netherlands

Highlighted courses in The Netherlands

Bachelor of Business Administration BBA

IC University of Applied Sciences – Amsterdam Netherlands

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Trend Research & Concept Creation in Lifestyle Bachelor Degree

Fontys Academy for the Creative Economy, Fontys University of Applied Science Netherlands

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Ethics of Education: Philosophy, History and Law Master Degree

University of Groningen Netherlands

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International Tourism Management BA

Tio Business School Netherlands

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Psychology of the Digital Media (online master) Master Degree

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) Netherlands

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Political Science MSc

Radboud University, Nijmegen School of Management Netherlands

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International Food & Agribusiness BSc

HAS green academy Netherlands

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Economics and Business BSc

Erasmus University College Netherlands

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