Until recently, very few British students decided to study in the Netherlands. This year has seen a massive change in the number of British students enrolling on Dutch degree courses and we expect that this will continue for a foreseeable future.
There are many reasons why you might consider studying in Holland but the most important is probably tuition fees. For 2017-18 standard Dutch tuition fees are EUR 2,006 per year. This is significantly cheaper than English university fees which are usually GBP 9,000 per year and starting to increase again. However, we don't believe you should go abroad just to save money and there are lots of other reasons why studying in Holland is a good idea. It is also worth bearing in mind that even though a degree in the Netherlands will be significantly cheaper than an equivalent qualification in the UK, you will possibly have to pay out more money up front than if you were to study at home. Having said, the overall financial burden is likely to be a lot smaller.
In the Netherlands there are now around 350 bachelor qualifications taught entirely in English and many more that include a significant English-language component. You can search for bachelor's degrees fully taught in English in our database of Dutch degrees.
The Netherlands is a highly outward-looking country and its economy is perhaps the most international in Europe. Knowledge of English is so good that it is possible to survive almost entirely in the English language (and watch BBC television without paying the licence fee). British students who have gone to study in Holland recently have found it to be a very welcoming and supportive study environment. You can see some of their testimonials on our site and you can speak directly to some of them via our Facebook page Dutch Degrees.
Studying abroad is a big decision to take; there are many things that you need to consider if you want to study in Holland. The application process, securing a student loan, finding accommodation will all be more complicated than going to a British university. Having said that, it doesn’t need to be that difficult and, as with most things, the more time you allow for the process, the smoother it will go. We hope that this website will answer a lot of your general questions but if there is anything specific you would like to ask us, please send us a message.