- The Dutch educational system is interactive, business-driven and it focuses on teamwork.
- The Netherlands has over fifty years of experience with offering international programmes and was the first non-English speaking country to offer higher education courses taught in English.
- The Dutch educational system is of high quality and our universities are acknowledged worldwide for their well designed, modern courses and facilities.
- The Dutch educational system can be classified as a problem-based learning system.
- 95% of the inhabitants speak English which makes communication with the locals easy.
- The Netherlands is centrally located in Europe and is in easy reach of all major European cities.
- The tuition fees and other expenses for those who came in the Netherlands to study are relatively low compared to other European countries.
- Dutch universities have good relations with foreign partner institutes and facilitates their students to engage in exchange programmes and study tours.
- With a residence permit for the purpose of ‘search year upon graduation’ foreign students have free access to the Dutch labour market for the course of one year after graduation.
Dutch way of teaching
Respect for each individual’s opinions and convictions is a national virtue that gives strength to the fabric of Holland’s diverse and plural society. This is the foundation of the teaching method used at the Dutch educational institutions.
The teaching style can be described as interactive and student-centred, providing students with the attention and freedom they need to develop their own opinions and creativity in applying their newly acquired knowledge.
Holland has received international acclaim for its groundbreaking problem-based learning system, which trains students to analyze and solve practical problems independently through emphasis on self-study and self-discipline.
A large portion of all study programmes is dedicated to writing papers, working in groups to analyze and solve specific problems, acquiring practical work experience through internships, and conducting experiments in laboratories.
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