Study options in the Netherlands

There are three major options for studying in the Netherlands:

  1. a short-term course of 1 or 2 semesters (half-terms) in the frame of a bi-national, study-abroad program (a degree programme offered by two cooperating universities which includes a study abroad as a fixed part of the curriculum)
  2. a full-time degree programme in the Netherlands
  3. a further education programme, following a completed university degree.

Degree programmes such as physiotherapy, ergotherapy, nursing and speech therapy offered in the Netherlands vary from the ones in other countries. In Holland those programmes are compared to the level of Universities of Applied Sciences.

Beside well-known and international degree programmes, Dutch higher education institutions offer a variety of specific programmes like floral design, horse business management or vitality and tourism management.