BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN HOLLAND
STUDYING HIGHER EDUCATION IN HOLLAND
Eindhoven University of Technology is one of the top public universities in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives. We are innovative, we are open minded, we are at the heart of society. We are Eindhoven University of Technology.
TU Delft is the largest and most all-round university of technology in the Netherlands. The University enjoys a good international reputation. We lead the way in research into technological innovations. Our teaching is always up-to-date, practical and constantly fueled by our research. As exchange student you can follow part one of our 16 Bachelor’s programmes or 35 Master’s programmes in the fields of science, engineering and design. All our Master’s programmes are taught in English. Only the Bachelor’s programmes Aerospace Engineering, Applied Earth Sciences, Computer Sciences & Engineering and Nanobiology are fully taught in English.
STUDY IN HOLLAND
ALL BACHELOR’S TAUGHT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ALL MASTER’S TAUGHT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A retrospective approach
Until recently, very few British students decided to study in the Netherlands. Ten years ago, there were 54 British nationals studying there and now there are around 3,000. It is possible that we have now reached the peak of British interest in the Netherlands as departure from the European Union has changed the financial reality. While we believe that Dutch universities have a lot to offer British and other international students, we have to accept the reality that Brexit has changed its affordability for many students. Indeed, in the coming years it is likely that other EU nationals wishing to avoid the UK will become more numerous at Dutch universities. For anyone with an EU passport, no matter that they might also be British, there is nothing to worry about from a financial perspective. For 2021-22 Dutch tuition fees are €2,168 per year for EU passport holders. This is significantly cheaper than English university fees which can be up to £9,250. However, the cost for British and other non-EU passport holders is higher, typically ranging from around €7,000 to €14,000 per year. We have never advocated Dutch higher education for purely financial reasons; there are lots of other reasons why studying in Holland is a good idea. British students who start in 2021 will have to pay full international fees. It is worth pointing out that fees will definitely not increase for anyone with a passport from any EU member state. Throughout the site we list EU fees and we are in the process of adding international tuition fees. These can vary from one course to the next and from one university to the next. They are almost always significantly lower than full international fees at British universities. In the Netherlands there are now around 400 Bachelor’s degrees taught entirely in English and many more that include a significant English-language component. The Netherlands is a highly outward-looking country and its economy is perhaps the most international in Europe. Knowledge of English is so good that it is possible to survive almost entirely in the English language. British students who have gone to study in Holland recently have found it to be a very welcoming and supportive study environment. Studying abroad is a big decision to take; there are many things that you need to consider if you want to study in Holland. The application process, securing a student loan, finding accommodation will all be more complicated than going to a university in your home country. Having said that, it doesn’t need to be that difficult and, as with most things, the more time you allow for the process, the smoother it will go.
Until recently, very few British students decided to study in the Netherlands. The last few years have seen more people attracted to their excellent research universities and universities of applied sciences. There are many reasons why you might consider studying in Holland but the most important is probably tuition fees. For 2016-17 Dutch tuition fees are EUR 1,984 per year. This is significantly cheaper than English postgraduate fees which are almost always more expensive. Because of the current lack of funding for postgraduate students in England, many students are faced with a dilemma when considering the value of a postgraduate qualification. After amassing considerable debt as an undergraduate it is often impossible to fund a higher degree. Dutch student finance offers you not only lower tuition fees but also access to loans to cover these. However, we don’t believe you should go abroad just to save money and there are lots of other reasons why studying in Holland is a good idea.
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Until recently, very few British students gave any thought to studying in the Netherlands. The rapid expansion of British higher education and the forthcoming changes in tuition fees have led many to question the value-for-money of an English university degree. Many European countries have also invested heavily in their higher education provision ensuring that it fits the needs of students, industry and other employers in the 21st century. In many countries one of the ways that this investment has manifested itself is in the development of English-language courses designed to attract the best and brightest students from around the world. In most countries this has so far been seen mostly at the postgraduate level. In the Netherlands however, there are now around 200 bachelor qualifications taught entirely in English and many more that include a significant English-language component. The Netherlands is a highly outward-looking country and its economy is perhaps the most international in Europe. Knowledge of English is so good that it is possible to survive almost entirely in the English language British students who have gone to study in Holland recently have found it to be a very welcoming and supportive study environment. In the Netherlands there are around 850 Masters programmes taught in English. The Netherlands is a highly outward-looking country and its economy is perhaps the most international in Europe. Knowledge of English is so good that it is possible to survive almost entirely in the English language British students who have gone to study in Holland recently have found it to be a very welcoming and supportive study environment.
Financial information for Postgraduate Students
Many students are first drawn to the idea of studying in Holland for financial reasons. Almost all Masters degrees are cheaper in the Netherlands than in England if you have an EU passport. If you are British, Brexit has totally changed the financial calculation.
The reality of Brexit for British nationals is:
No financial support from Student Finance England
No financial support from the Dutch government
Full international tuition fees
Limited scholarship availability
Brexit has completely changed the financial reality when it comes to studying in the Netherlands. We have left our original calculations on this page because they are still relevant to anyone who has an EU passport and has been resident in the UK for at least five years, or for anyone who has both EU and UK nationality and is ordinarily resident in the UK. Before we get to those examples, we will now outline the new reality for British students. In the past, the difference was largely determined by your family’s income. This is now a largely irrelevant factor because the Dutch system cannot make any allowances for your individual circumstances. If you are British, you will be paying full international fees and will have no recourse to loans and grants either in the Netherlands or the UK. The cost of studying in the UK versus the Netherlands will still vary in future but this will be determined by the subject you intend to study.