1. Study in Amsterdam:

Everyone has heard about Amsterdam, and the capital city of the Netherlands delivers on every expectation. Both Dutch and English Language courses, amazing City to live in and explore around, and a nightlife any student would love to have. Accommodation in Amsterdam is a tricky thing, but with proper planning, it can be overcome. QS World University Ranking 2022 has ranked Amsterdam as 21st place.

Top Universities in Amsterdam:

Universities in Amsterdam

QS Ranking

1. University of Amsterdam


2. Vrije University Amsterdam (VUA)


Best Student Cities in Netherlands

2. Study in Delft

The home to Netherlands’ oldest, largest, and top-ranked University; Delft is a small but significant city in Netherlands. It is very scenic with cobblestone houses, canals, and snow. Just how you would like Netherlands to be. The Delft University of Technology is the nation’s second highest-ranked University, and if mathematics and Computer Science is what you are looking for, Delft University is the place to be.

Top Universities in Delft:

Universities in Delft

QS Ranking 

1. Delft University of Technology


2. IHE Delft Institute for Water Education


3. Study in Eindhoven

Home to a world-renowned brand. Philips, Eindhoven can be characterized as a home to innovation. Just like Philips, the city itself is the hub of Technology and Engineering. Leading the way in those fields are the Eindhoven University of Technology, maintaining its spot in the top 150 Universities in the world. The University also works closely with Philips and other similar companies, so research and innovations are at their peak.

Top Universities in Eindhoven:

Universities in Eindhoven

QS Ranking

1. Eindhoven University of Technology


2. Fontys University of Applied Sciences


4. Study in Groningen

The first Dutch female student and first astronaut were from Groningen. It is home to the University of Groningen, which is ranked 128th worldwide in QS world university rankings 2022. It has a large population of students and is one of the favorite places for the international students to go and study in the Netherlands.

Top Universities in Groningen:

Universities in Groningen

QS Ranking

1. University of Groningen


2. Hanze University of Applied Sciences


3. International Business School Groningen


5. Study in Leiden

Located only 30 minutes away from Amsterdam, Leiden is not away from the unofficial capital (The Hague), too. It is the best of both worlds. Same picturesque Netherlands backdrop but without the tourist rush of Amsterdam. Just like Eindhoven, the student community makes up a large part of its population.

Top Universities in Leiden:

Universities in Leiden

QS Ranking 

1. Leiden University


6. Study in Utrecht

Home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, the Utrecht University was established in 1636, Utrecht is another typical student city in Netherlands. It is located centrally in the Netherlands, which makes it easier if you want to travel anywhere in the country. Another plus point to Utrecht: Nightlife!

Top Universities in Utrecht:

Universities in Utrecht

QS Ranking

1. Utrecht University


2. Utrecht School of Arts


7. Study in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is in the 7th topmost student city of the Netherlands and the Universities that are in those cities are still maintaining the position in the Top 200 in the world. Erasmus University Rotterdam is ranked 179th in QS world university ranking . It has the biggest port in Europe. 

Top Universities in Rotterdam:

Universities in Rotterdam

QS Ranking

1. Erasmus University Rotterdam


2. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences


3. Rotterdam School of Management


4. Codarts Rotterdam


8. Study in Maastricht

The southernmost city of Netherlands, Maastricht is a little different and less Dutch than the rest of the Netherlands. It is a little hilly and more multicultural than any of the other cities are. It borders Germany and Belgium, so students can travel around and can explore other nations while studying. The University of Maastricht is the second youngest Dutch University established in 1976, but still holds a world ranking of 233.

Top Universities in Maastricht :

Universities in Maastricht

QS Ranking

1. Maastricht University


2. Maastricht School of Management


9. Study in Tilburg

Tilburg was not always a place that students looked forward to, however, over the years it has started attracting more and more international students. It is relatively cheap to transport and stay in Tilburg than in other Dutch cities. There are many festivals in summers to look forward to, the most famous being a ten-day-long funfair in July.

Top Universities in Tilburg:

Universities in Tilburg 

QS Ranking

1. Tilburg University


2. TIAS School of Business and Society


10. Study in Den Haag (The Hague)

The Hague, or as locals call it, Den Haag is an internationally important place. It is home to the international court of justice. The Netherlands parliament is also situated in Den Haag. Hague is also home to Netherlands’ most popular beaches. The summer is full of locals and tourists enjoying the Beach.

Top Universities in The Hague:

1. Hague University of Applied Science

2. HotelSchool the Hague

Fun Fact: University of Leiden has some parts of faculties located in The Hague, and both the cities are 15 minutes away from each other by train.

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