The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four countries, the Netherlands itself in mainland Europe, and the islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten in the Caribbean, as well as three special municipalities, the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, also in the Caribbean. The country’s formal name is the Netherlands, meaning 'low countries', because much of the land is at or below sea level.
Dutch higher education is subsidised and tuition fees are relatively low. There are many sources of funding available to you for studying in Holland.
Tuition fees Annual tuition fees for a degree programme or course at a Dutch higher education institution start at approximately €1,700 for EU students. The costs of programmes and courses for non-EU students are generally higher. The average tuition fee for them for bachelor’s programmes lies between €6,000 and €12,000, whereas the costs for a master’s programme lie between €8,000 and €20,000. Exchange programmes Before you start searching for scholarships check if your institution has an exchange programme with a Dutch institution. This is the easiest and cheapest way to study in Holland.As an exchange student from an EU country, you may be eligible to receive student financial support from your home country while you’re studying in Holland.Some countries give their students financial support when they enrol in regular degree programmes abroad, either directly (in the form of a monthly grant or loan) or indirectly, through tax benefits for your parents.Contact the international office of your university to check which options are available to you. Grantfinder Our online search engine Grantfinder gives you a complete overview of all scholarships available for studying in Holland.