Study in Netherlands


Life in Holland
Once you are in Holland, your adventure begins! So what is it like to live here?

Student life
Most of the student life in Holland happens off-campus.

Bikes, trains and cars: read all about getting around in Holland.

You could get by without speaking a word of the local language. But it is useful to learn some Dutch anyway.

What kind of daily expenses can you expect while you are here?

You can work in Holland during your studies, but there are restrictions depending on your nationality.

Emergency services
In the event of a life-threatening emergency or crime you can contact the police, fire brigade or ambulance by dialling 112 from any phone (free of charge).

It is essential that you take out insurance when you arrive in Holland to cover your belongings against theft and accidental damage.

Popular study areas in Netherlands

Business is the most popular area of study in UK and also the most job oriented. The percentage of business graduates who have secured jobs after their graduation in the discipline is quite impressive. It is not very surprising as UK houses some of the most well-known business schools in the world. The quality of teaching and education imparted to the students is par excellence. Both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the field are in demand with most students willing to go for Masters to enhance their professional worth.

Engineering and Technology
Engineering and Technology is another field which is favored by international students moving to Netherlands for their higher studies. The field consists of various sub disciplines such as software, chemical, electrical and electronics each with its own worth in the job market. Students usually prefer an undergraduate degree in engineering; however, many continue to pursue postgraduate studies in the field too.

Healthcare and Medicine
Healthcare and medicine is a traditional favorite amongst students. Netherlands is one of the many favored destination for higher education in the field of healthcare and medicines. One can pursue short time diplomas or full time degrees depending upon one’s preference or career requirements. The sub fields within the discipline are healthcare management, nursing and MBBS.

Law is one of the most popular area of study in Netherlands with gems such as School of Economics and providing courses in the field of law. Armed with some of the star faculty members, a law degree from UK is definitely going to give your career an edge. One has the option of studying law at different levels- be it undergraduate, postgraduate or professional. The colleges and universities of UK also provide CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses for working professionals to help them overcome saturation point in their professions and give their career a new boost.

Lloyds Switch is an official representative of most highly reputed Netherlands universities/institutes. Our representation is spread across the various cities and education sectors including colleges, polytechnics and universities.

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam School of the Arts

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Avans Hogeschool, University of Applied Sciences

Breda University of Applied Sciences

Business School Netherlands

Business School Notenboom

Christelijke Hogeschool Ede

Christian University of Applied Sciences

Codarts, University for the Arts

Design Academy Eindhoven

Driestar Christian University for Teacher Education

EuroCollege University Rotterdam

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

HAS Den Bosch University of Applied Sciences

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HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

HZ University of Applied Sciences

Hotelschool The Hague

Inholland University of Applied Sciences

Katholieke Pabo Zwolle, Teacher Training Institute

New Business School Amsterdam

NHL Stenden, University of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam University, University of Applied Sciences

Saxion University of Applied Sciences


The Hague University of Applied Sciences

TIO University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences Leiden

University of the Arts, The Hague

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

Webster University, University of Applied Sciences

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Watch a promotional video about Dutch universities of applied sciences on the website of the Vereniging Hogescholen (the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences)

Education in Netherlands
The education system of the Netherlands is a result of hundreds of years of evolution, passing through series of rigorous quality checks and improvements. The government has made education compulsory for its citizens aged between five and sixteen, making Netherlands one of the most educated nations in the world. Primary and secondary education is provided both by state funded and private schools. However, it is the higher education sector that draws attention of the world. Hundreds of thousands of international students join Dutch universities for higher education. Thousands of students also go to colleges and universities in the Netherlands for a semester or a term under Student exchange or study abroad programs. With over 50 universities, the Netherlands virtually offers any type of course of study available in the world. Netherlands has it what you need to succeed in your dream career. Some popular courses among Nigerian students studying in the Netherlands are Accountancy, Business Management, Art and Architecture, Design, Tourism and Hotel Management, Engineering, Medicine and Biotechnology. Critical thinking and student-centered learning opportunities are the hallmarks of Dutch education. A unique feature of studying in the Netherlands is the availability of opportunity to pursue relatively shorter and intense degrees compared to many other destination countries for studying overseas. The intense course work not only reduces total cost of education but also prepares graduates to take work pressure which in turn helps them deal with challenging professional times in future. While the universities maintain a higher quality of education through well-established system of external examiners and professional inspecting bodies, students still get personal mentoring from academic advisers, tutors and learning resource centers. The career offices in most of the campuses keep students updated on employability trends and job-oriented skills through seminars, career fairs and industrial dialogues. International students get special attention through various support schemes which address issues related to language skills and adapting to new culture and environment.