The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canal side mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city’s 17th-century “Golden Age”.

The Netherlands is globally recognised as being deeply devoted and tied to international business, with strong trading traditions visible throughout its history. A country of creative discoverers and entrepreneurs, Holland became the home of many famous scientists and Nobel prize winners and has always been a progressive leader in continental Europe. This country is well known for the achievements in a wide variety of fields. 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 recognised 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. This factor makes living, studying, and working in Holland more comfortable and pleasant for those coming from abroad. Many international companies have departments in The Netherlands due to the favourable economic conditions. This feature helps students at Dutch universities by opening up possibilities to gain internships at many of these companies and allowing them to create their own professional networks for their future careers.


  • An international and multicultural environment
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Wide range of degrees taught in English
  • Live in one of the safest and happiest countries in the world
  • Internationally recognised degrees

The education system in the Netherlands has been organised around a three-cycle system consisting of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees, to conform and standardise the teaching in both the HBO and WO according to the Bologna process. Practically orientated students with their VMBO may attend a vocational training for 4 years. Those with HAVO may attend a university for professional education in a specific field. Those with their VWO gain access to research universities where a hierarchy of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD opportunities wait.

*Bachelor’s Degree – 3 to 4 years

*Master’s Degree – 1 to 2 years

*Medicine – 6years

*Pharmacy /Architecture – 5 years

Admission requirements vary based on the course that student is applying to and also the high school or University curriculum the student is currently studying.

**Registered students with Gyanberry are provided with detailed admission requirements as well as comprehensive guidance on the entire admission process.

a) Minimum AED 20,000 – Maximum AED 45,000 per academic year ( for Engineering, Business, Humanities, etc.)

b) Approx. AED 100,000 – 150,000 per year for Medicine/Dentistry related courses

Living Expenses: Approx. AED 30,000 – AED 40,000 per academic year

Part Time Work: Yes, Possible

Post Study – Work Visa: Yes

  • Netherlands is an old European capital city with a modern outlook. As such, it offers plenty of unique employment opportunities for internationals looking to develop their career
  • It is the 17th largest economy in the world. Some of the world’s biggest multinationals, including Philips, Heineken, KLM, Shell, ING and Unilever, are Dutch. Holland is a world leader in many areas of expertise, including agriculture, water management, art & design, logistics and sustainable energy
  • The Netherlands is a major exporter of high tech products and the largest natural gas producer in Europe
  • Nearly four fifths of Holland’s labor force of 7.6 million (2006) work in the service sector which accounts for around two thirds of the country’s GNP, with the remaining fifth mainly in industry
  • Recent years have seen expansions in the service sector, especially government, education and health care.
  • Oncampus foundation leading to University of Amsterdam
  • Oncampus foundation leading to Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Studygroup Foundation leading to Hanze University of Applied Sciences
  • Studygroup Foundation leading to Vrije University of Amsterdam
  • Studygroup Foundation leading to Tilburg University
  • Studygroup Foundation leading to Erasmus University of Amsterdam
  • Navitas foundation leading to University of Twente
  • Navitas foundation leading to Hague University of Applied Sciences