Until recently, very few British students decided to study in the Netherlands.  The last few years have seen more people attracted to their excellent research universities and universities of applied sciences.

There are many reasons why you might consider studying in Holland but the most important is probably tuition fees. For 2016-17 Dutch tuition fees are EUR 1,984 per year. This is significantly cheaper than English postgraduate fees which are almost always more expensive. Because of the current lack of funding for postgraduate students in England, many students are faced with a dilemma when considering the value of a postgraduate qualification. After amassing considerable debt as an undergraduate it is often impossible to fund a higher degree. Dutch student finance offers you not only lower tuition fees but also access to loans to cover these. 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.

In the Netherlands there are around 850 Masters programmes taught in English. You can search for 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. 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.

About Study In Holland is an information service designed to assist British and Irish students in pursuing their university education in the Netherlands.

We have extensive knowledge of English-taught degrees in Holland and we also work with careers advisory services. is owned by A Star Future Ltd and is not affiliated with the Dutch government.