The Netherlands gets its name from the fact that around a quarter of this small north western European nation lies below sea level. Beyond its traditional associations with windmills and clogs, it is one of the most developed and wealthy nations in the world, with a largely urban population (it is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe). The country is known for its tolerant and liberal ethos, and boasts a wealth of great student cities – none of which are more than a bicycle ride (the nation’s preferred mode of transport) away from some picturesque countryside.


The Netherlands has over 50 years of experience with offering international programmes in English. The Netherlands is also home to one of the world’s oldest and most highly respected systems of higher education, dating back to the 16th century. Moreover, 95 % of the inhabitants speak English which makes international student easy to communicate with the locals. In 2009 alone nearly 45,000 international students were studying in the Netherlands. With quality and relatively favorable tuition rates and plenty of English language courses, undergoing education in the Netherlands is the key for a successful worldwide career.