1. A region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands.
  2. Holland is also frequently used to informally refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands.
  3. Holland is situated in the west of the Netherlands.
  4. Area: 5,488 Km2
  5. Population: 6,318,401
  6. The predominant language spoken in Holland is Dutch.


  1. The Netherlands have a temperate maritime climate influenced by the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, with cool summers and moderate winters.
  2. Daytime temperatures vary from 2°C-6°C in the winter and 17°C-20°C in the summer.

    Why Holland

  1. Dutch universities offer programmes in English
  2. • The Netherlands is known as the first non-English speaking country in which universities started to design higher education study programmes in English to accommodate students coming from abroad.

  3. Internationally recognized degrees
  4. • The Netherlands has been recognized as a knowledge centre with rich study traditions and well-known universities. Scientific research done at Dutch universities is very highly valued at both the national and international level.
    • A diploma from a Dutch university provides an opportunity to start one’s own business and can be very useful in terms of having a successful career in any country of the world.

  5. Innovative education system
  6. • The Dutch educational system is interactive and focuses on teamwork, helping international students meet one another. During their studies in Holland, students become open minded specialists with a global outlook and an international orientation.

  7. Multicultural environment
  8. • International students from all over the world come to study in Holland. With its key role in the European Union and multinational markets, The Netherlands is recognized as an expert in the fields of know-how and academic education. The Netherlands is a unique non-English speaking country in which 95% of inhabitants speak English.

  9. Affordable study costs
  10. • The tuition fees and other expenses for those who come to study in Holland are relatively low compared to other European countries.
    • For students from the EU, the annual tuition fee for a degree programme or course at a Dutch university starts from €1,906. The cost of study programmes for non-EU students may vary from €5,800 to €20,000 a year.
    • In addition, many Dutch universities offer grants and scholarships that can reduce or fully cover the tuition fees of study programmes.

  11. Holland — The gateway to Europe
  12. • Due to its central geographic and economic position in continental Europe, The Netherlands is often described as the gateway to Europe. It takes only about an hour to fly from Amsterdam to Paris, Berlin, Brussels, or London.

    Documents required for application

    • Diploma or certificate of secondary (high) school with list of subjects and hours per subject for the Bachelor's programmes.
    • College or university diploma with list of subjects and hours per subject for the Master's Programmes.
    • Results of TOEFL or IELTS test for non-native speakers. Some universities accept results of other English language proficiency tests. Please check with the respective university for details. Required scores are at least 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) for TOEFL. For IELTS test, score of at least 6 is required.
    • Results of Dutch language test NT2 only for enrolment for programmes in Dutch. Language requirements for individual programmes or courses are indicated in the database of international study programmes.
    • Curriculum Vitae (resume), reference letter(s) and a letter of introduction (an essay, personal statement or motivation letter) with the information about candidate's background and reasons of choice studies in Netherlands.

    Photocopies of these documents should be translated in English, France, Spanish or German and certified by educational institution (school) or by notary.


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1Technische Universiteit Delft
2Universiteit Twente
3 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
4 Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
5 Fontys Hogescholen
6 Hanzehogeschool Groningen
7 Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
8 Hogeschool Utrecht
9 UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
10 Hogeschool INHolland
11 AVANS Hogeschool
12 Hogeschool Zeeland
13 De Haagse Hogeschool


1 Universiteit van Amsterdam
2Universiteit Twente
3 Universiteit Utrecht
4 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
5 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
6 Wageningen Universiteit
7 Universiteit Leiden
8 Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
9 Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
10 Universiteit Maastricht
11 Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
12 Hogeschool Utrecht
13 AVANS Hogeschool
14 Viaa