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As the spiritual home of the Erasmus programme, the Netherlands is an excellent destination for study abroad. Today, a Masters in Holland means studying at historic universities in one of the world's most international university systems.
The Dutch university system stretches back to the sixteenth century and has supported some of the most important developments in western thought, from the first electric battery to the origins of modern biology and taxonomy. The country also has a proud tradition of welcoming international students and scholars - reflecting its famously cosmopolitan culture and liberal social values.
Masters students in the Netherlands today have excellent opportunities to visit some of Europe's most beautiful university cities, from the picturesque canals of Amsterdam and Leiden to the striking modern skyline of Rotterdam.
Over 85,000 students study abroad in the Netherlands, making the country one of the most popular destinations in Europe and reflecting its focus on international education.
Masters degrees in the Netherlands can be one or two years long, depending on the course type and subject area. The Dutch academic year runs from September to June.
The cost of a Masters degree in the Netherlands depends partly on student nationality. EU and EEA students typically pay around €2,000 per year. Fees for international students are higher, averaging around €8,000 per year. Costs will vary between specific programmes. For more details, take a look at our full guide to fees and funding for Dutch Masters degrees.
The Netherlands is one of the most multilingual countries in Europe and this is reflected in its university system. Dutch Masters degrees are taught in a range of languages, with many popular programmes available in English.
EU and EEA citizens won't need a visa to study a Masters degree in Holland, but will need to be registered with the immigration authorities. Students from other countries will need to apply for an entry visa. Assistance with this will be available from Dutch embassies (as well as universities).
You can read more about Dutch Masters degrees and studying abroad in the Netherlands in our full study guide. This includes an overview of the Dutch university system as well as more detailed information on student visas and immigration.
For advice on accommodation and living costs, see our guide to living in the Netherlands as a postgraduate student. You can also read our introduction to Dutch language tests for international students or our guide to Dutch university rankings.
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Why does one car have more air resistance than another? How can the frequency of the electric power smart grid be kept constant under external disturbances? Applied Mathematics is concerned with the development and application of mathematical tools for the analysis and design of dynamical systems that appear in modern technology. Read more
Are you interested in the neural basis of cognition, the mechanisms of neurodegeneration or the evolution of behaviour? In this programme, you can study the function and mechanisms of the brain and behaviour from three different perspectives. Read more
Why do people not always act as rational economic decision makers? How can we apply mathematics and psychology to improve our economic models? Contrary to assumptions in traditional economics, people do not automatically choose the optimal course of action, even if given proper incentives. Read more
Would you like a tailor-made programme in Biology? Specialize in mathematical modelling to be applied in various biology research domains? Or do you like to design your programme at the crossroad of different biology domains? If so, Biology in Groningen is your master's degree programme. Read more
MSc Biomedical Engineering offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth information on a broad-range of topics within health care and technology, while working with state-of-the-art medical facilities. Read more
What causes disease? What are the (epi)genetic background of disorders? How do microorganisms in the intestine contribute to health and disease? What are the underlying mechanisms of diseases and what novel strategies can be designed to cure disease? During the Master's degree programme in Biomedical Sciences you will be trained to find answers to these questions. Read more
Businesses increasingly have to reinvent themselves to meet the demands of a world characterised by societal challenges such as climate change, population growth, migration and globalisation. Read more
How can we model human task performance? How do our brains combine visual and auditory information? What is the ideal interface for a tired air traffic controller? Please note that the name of this programme has recently changed from Human Machine Communication to Computational Cognitive Science. Read more
How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers? If you find these questions fascinating, you should choose the Master's degree programme in Computing Science in Groningen. Read more