Holland a top choice for international students
THOSE looking to pursue a European undergraduate or postgraduate qualification that is recognised for its quality, offers international exposure, with reasonable tuition fees and affordable cost of living should consider a Dutch education.
Although Holland is known for beautiful tulips and tourist attractions, it is a choice destination for thousands of students from around the world.
One in 10 students in Holland is an international student and over 112,000 international students from 190 countries are recorded annually, and the number is increasing every year.
There are many excellent reasons for choosing to study in the Netherlands but here are the top five:
1) They speak and teach in English Studying in Holland, or even the Netherlands, is becoming more popular among international students, as a wide choice of world-leading Dutch universities teach in English.
Dutch universities offer the largest number of English-taught programmes in continental Europe with over 2,100 programmes available.
Also, as 95% of the Dutch speak English, communication is easy with locals during a foreign student’s European tertiary education experience.
2) Assurance of a quality education Higher education in Holland has a worldwide reputation for its high quality across all subjects of study and the quality of Dutch institutions is well recognised.
Dutch institutions score high in the main rankings where 13 of the universities are among the top 200 universities in the world. This quality is guaranteed through a national system of regulation and quality assurance.
3) Affordable tuition fees and cost of living
A Dutch education is affordable as the average tuition fee for bachelor’s programmes 6,000 are between (RM28,840) 15,000 and (RM72,101) while a master’s 8,000 programme costs between (RM38,454) 20,000 and (RM96,135); with scholarship opportunities, available.
The cost of living in Holland is also comparatively low with various discounts being offered for students.
4) Develop leadership skills
The Dutch teaching style is interactive and student-centred. Working in groups, students are encouraged to develop their own opinions and an open mind even as they acquire valuable skills such as analysing, solving practical problems and creative thinking.
5) Live in one of the safest and happiest
countries in the world
Peace of mind for both parents and students is very important so it is comforting that Holland is one of the safest countries in the world according to the 2016 Global Peace index; and belongs to the top 10 happiest countries in the world.
Holland performs well in many areas of well-being in the Better Life Index, where it is ranked top in work-life balance and above the average in jobs and earnings, housing, education and skills, subjective well-being, environmental quality, personal safety, and health status.
Those interested to learn about how to save money, get a great education in English and experience the best of Europe can stop by for a chat at the Study In Holland Booth at Lot A102 or attend a talk at 3pm on Saturday, June 6 at the Main Stage in Hall 4, KL Convention Centre.
For more reasons to study in Holland and to explore programmes and courses available, visit www.studyinholland.nl.
The Dutch teaching style is interactive and student-centred.