Studying in The Netherlands
The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying and densely populated country. The etnic origins of it's 16,4 million inhabitants are diverse. Nevertheless, the majority still remains indigenous Dutch. The cities are modest in size compared to international standards. However the very high number of middle sized cities and towns accounts for a high degree of urbanisation.
The Dutch are a highly educated people.One out of three school-leavers now completes a first university degree. There are thirteen 'regular' universities in the Netherlands, including three technical universities and one agricultural university.
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Information about visa and residence
For concrete information and advise about visa and residence you can visit the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your country. On the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs you can also find a lot of useful information. You can also use this Student Visa Wizzard application.
Social support and grants
Grantfinder is the online search engine which brings together a range of Dutch scholarships for international students who wish to come to the Netherlands. Visit it at http://www.grantfinder.nl
Cost of living and tuition fees
Tuition fees for bachelor and master's programmes are set by the government. These fees are intended for EU nationals and are at the moment around €1500.
Experience shows that to live and study in Holland for one year costs a student between 700 and 1,000 euro a month. This is needed to cover daily expenses, to pay the rent, and for registration and tuition fees.