Universities in the Netherlands

English is a second language in the Netherlands, so it is not a big problem if you don't speak Dutch. Also it is quite easy to find a bachelors or masters program in English.

The tuition rates are average, compared to other countries which makes the Netherlands very attractive to study - figures show that more than 90.000 students from all over the world came to the Netherlands. Will you become one of the international students in the Netherlands? Make sure to get an ISIC card to get access to discounts and benefits! 

Universities in the Top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

#50 University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam, or the UvA is the biggest university in the Netherlands. There is a broad selection of bachelorstudies and masterstudies taught in English. This University is the highest ranked university from the Netherlands.

Ranked in NL: 1
Ranked in the world: 50
Amount of students: 30000

#74 Leiden University

The focus of Leiden University is on stimulating talent, innovation in education, and increasing an international research and teaching environment. This is the oldest university of the Netherlands and ranks 2nd in the Netherlands and 74th in the world.

Ranked in NL: 2
Ranked in the world: 74
Amount of students: 23000

#80 Utrecht University

International students are in good hands at Utrecht University. Every year more than 1.500 international students come to Utrecht University to follow an English master or bachelorstudy.

Ranked in NL: 3
Ranked in the world: 80
Amount of students: 30000

#84 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

All technical students can do their bachelor or masterstudies in Delft: the largest technical uni in the Netherlands. TU Delft is ranked 86th in the world, and focusses on mathematics, science, engineering and other technical studies.

Ranked in NL: 4
Ranked in the world: 84
Amount of students: 19000

#90 University of Groningen

All the way up north there is Groningen University. University of Groningen is known to be innovative, internationally oriented and research-driven. Groningen is ranked 5th in the Netherlands and ranks 90th in the world.

Ranked in NL: 5
Ranked in the world: 90
Amount of students: 28.000

#90 Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University in Rotterdam is quite young, but already ranked very high in the world. In Rotterdam you can do a lot of different English bachelor- and masterstudies. Erasmus University in Rotterdam is well known for their medical studies.

Ranked in NL: 6
Ranked in the world: 90
Amount of students: 21000

Other universities in the Netherlands:

  • Maastricht University
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Wageningen University
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • University Twente
  • Tilburg University

Source: QS World University Rankings

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