Why study in Netherlands?

Why study in Netherlands

Have you think about study in netherlands? For over 112,000 international students, the Netherlands has been a great choice in the academic year of 2016-17. With this number growing, and more and more Indian students studying abroad, the Netherlands is worth considering. Here are the reasons why.

English Language

One of the first questions you might have is, if there would be a problem with the language. While it’s always a good thing to learn a few phrases in the local language, English is among the top three spoken languages in the Netherlands. At least 95% of Dutch people speak English. Additionally, it was one of the first non-English speaking country to design and offer courses in the English language. Over 2100 courses are offered in English, covering most fields of education that one could think of, which means finding a bachelor’s or master’s program that suits your needs is easy.

General life as a students in Netherlands

Since there is such a large multicultural environment, for international students it is an easy adjustment. Finding food that reminds you of home is no great task. The Netherlands is also known for its flat landscape, tulip fields, mild climate, wonderful food, and beautiful cycling routes. Van Gogh, Picasso, Vermeer and Rembrandt are just some of the world famous artists that one might come across in art museums. There are many wonderful places around the Netherlands to visit, Belgium and Germany share a border, and a quick cultural trip is always just around the corner. Keeping all this in mind, a balanced life of studying and cultural exploration will more than enrich any student life. Working while studying is an option many students select so as to help with expenses or just a bit of pocket money. There are many opportunities to work while studying to make things easier on your pocket.

Working and living while studying in France

Living and studying in the Netherlands is not nearly as expensive as living and studying in countries like UK, U.S.A or Australia. Moreover, this difference will not affect the quality of education or the cost of living in the Netherlands. The high quality of education is widely acknowledged all over the world. The Dutch teaching style is known for its creativity, being student centered and highly interactive, and all quality ingredients in a successful education that produces students with an edge above others. For those who need it, there are many scholarship opportunities as well.

International Community

Students from all over the world come for them higher education from international schools in Netherlands . German, Chinese, British and French are just some of the 160 cultures that are represented in the international student body. For international students this is a wonderful environment to learn in and be part of a truly international community.

Continue working after Graduation

Did you know that the Netherlands is listed as the 6th happiest country in the world? This is mostly thanks to the progressive and liberal nature of the country. Also, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in 2016 the Netherlands was among the top 20 in terms of per capita income.  The country has a very generous welfare state that provides its residents with universal healthcare, fantastic public education, good infrastructure and a wide number of social benefits. This combined with its redistributive taxing system means that the Netherlands is one of the most egalitarian countries in the world. There is a fair amount of Indian expat population and many Indians hold noteworthy positions in the government and culture. With 220,000 in Indian expat population and counting, there is no doubt that the Netherlands could be a great fit for a life after your degree. The Dutch government wants to attract knowledge and talent from the world over, plus some of the world’s largest multinational companies (Phillips, KLM, Shell, Unilever, etc), are Dutch, there are many opportunities available across fields of water management, art and design, logistics and sustainable energy just to name a few. Whatever way you choose to look at it, there is no doubt that the Netherlands is a wonderful place to live and work after your graduation.

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