Why choose education in Netherlands?
About the advantages of the Dutch higher education, you can read HERE.
Why apply via the services of UNIFY?
UNIFY is not an agent, but it is an official representative and works directly with the marketing and communication departments of all Dutch Universities. There are no application fees for submitting applications to our partner universities and all accompanying requests are also free of charge. If you have chosen an university that is not in the list of our partner universities we can still help you with your application. Choosing to apply with UNIFY, we can provide you all the necessary information and we will keep assisting you until you reach the doors of the university. All of our employees have graduated or studied in the Netherlands and for that reasons they have experience and knowledge that will be quite valuable for you.
Is the education in the Netherlands only in Dutch?
No, every university offers programs in English. All of the programs, described on HERE are in English.
How many costs I will have as a student in the universities in the Netherlands?
The tuition fee is the same in each university, because all universities are public. You can see the tuition fees HERE. About the daily expenses you can read HERE.
Are the diplomas, given by the universities, represented by UNIFY fully internationally accredited?
All of the programs, represented by UNIFY are accredited by NVAO (Nederland's and Belgium Accreditation Association). With the bachelor diploma, received by these universities, you can work anywhere in the world and apply for a master degree at every university.
What is the difference between a Research University and University of Applied Science?
In the research universities usually apply students, who expect to become professors and PhDs. They study only by books and deal only with a theory of a subject. They do not have placements and trainings. They graduate with an academic degree.
The universities of applied sciences prepare you for a professional career. The assignments, on which you will have to work, are taken directly from the industry. You will have at least one semester placement in an international company. When you graduate, you will be prepared to start your professional career on managerial positions.
What are the deadlines for the application?
You can start preparing your documents in already in October. Deadlines are different for each university. You can check the deadlines HERE.
What are the application fees?
If you choose to apply through UNIFY, there is no application fee for the universities that UNIFY is an official representative HERE. If you wish to submit application to another non partner university that is possible but with an application fee.
Are there any scholarships in the universities?
Most of the scholarships are given to non-EU students, but students from EEA can contribute from reduction of the tuition fee. You can read more HERE.
Can I receive a student loan?
Yes, you can. You can read about the conditions of the student's loan HERE.
Can I find a job while I am a student?
Yes, it is possible. You can receive additional financial grant if you work at least 14 hours per week. You read more about this HERE.
Are there any dormitories in the Dutch universities?
It is not common for Dutch universities to provide dormitories on campus. Most of the students live in student accommodations where each of them has own bedroom. More information on accommodation options, you can red in here HERE.
How can I find a student room?
All universities support first year students at this process. Some of them have a platform, where you can book a room, and some of them search room for you. We can send to our students a list of websites, where they can search for a room for themselves.
Do I need an English proficiency test certificate?
It depends on the kind of diploma you will receive after your graduation. Consult with us in order to know what to expect. Sometimes students are allowed to apply with any English proficiency test, and sometimes you need to obtain IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge.
What are the other admission requirements?
You can read more about them HERE.
What are the monthly expenses for a student in the Netherlands?
Student rooms are usually 300-500 euro with all included costs (gas, water, electricity). Additional expenses for food and travel are about 150-200 euro.
Do I need to buy study books?
No, it is not mandatory. In most cases, students scan/copy those chapters that they need from the library books, because in most subjects you will be using more than one book.
Do I need to speak Dutch in order to live in the Netherlands?
No, it is possible to live in Holland if you only speak English, because everyone in the Netherlands speaks English. If you intend to find a job, then your chances are higher if you speak Dutch. Most universities offer basic course in Dutch for their students.
Is there any internship during my study at the university?
Yes, all programs in the universities of applied sciences contain a mandatory one semester placement in an international company. In most cases, the universities have an open list of job positions for the students, but you will have to apply for them as for real job.
Research universities do not have a internship in their programs.
What is my professional realization after I graduate my bachelor degree in the Netherlands?
Most of the students, who graduate their bachelor degree in the Netherlands in the universities of applied sciences, continue to work after it in the company, where their placement took place. The employment rate right after the graduation (1-2 months) is extremely high in the Netherlands – about 80% of the students directly start work.
Most of the students, graduating from research universities continue with a master degree.
Are there many international students in the Netherlands?
Yes, there are students from all over the world, not only from Europe, but from Russia, Asia, Latin America and Africa. In some universities, the total amount of the nationalities is about 70 different.
How do the international students feel in this environment?
In this international environment you will never feel alone. You can always find friend, because everyone is open. There is no discrimination between different nationalities.
What is the usual weather in the Netherlands?
The weather is very dynamic, because it is close to the sea, and may vary in one day from sunny to rainy. The average temperatures are between 0-25 C. In the last years the springs are really comfortable, summers are really pleasant and winters not cold at all.
Are there any sports at the universities?
Some universities have sport facilities. By lack of the aforementioned, universities offer fitness cards with great discounts for students. There are options for swimming, boxing, yoga, football and volleyball.
Are there any extracirriculum activities at the universities?
Yes, there are. Some universities have their own dance and theater groups, even their own online radio. You can also become a part of the student chapter, which organizes different activities for the rest of the students.
What are the teaching methods in the Netherlands?
In the Netherlands no teacher will read you a book in classes and after that will make you repeat it. All lectures are made into presentations, games, quizzes. You can play role games with your fellow students, where someone is a manager, and someone is the angry customer. This teaching method is proven to be more effective, than the traditional teaching methods.
50% of the lectures are professors and 50% are people, who obtain long-term business in the sphere of your study. They can teach you more things from their own experience, than you can ever will read from a book.
What are the ways of travel to the Netherlands?
It is different for each country. The airport in Eindhoven receives flights with Wizz Air and Ryan Air, which are low-cost airline companies. It is the most common way of travel via the students from Europe.
Is it necessary to have a bicycle in the Netherlands?
It is not mandatory, but it will make your life easier, because everything is accessible via bike in the Netherlands and will help you to cut some expenses on transportation and get easy in to the centre of the city (where cars are not allowed). And you will get closer to the Dutch way of live of course.
Can I visit the university, before I am enrolled to it?
Yes, it is possible. Most of the universities organize Open Days for international students, where they will pay for your stay, and you will have to pay only for your transportation. You can learn about the upcoming Open Days HERE.
Where can I see some testimonials from students and have a look at the university facilities?
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