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WO (University - Universiteit) • There are over a dozen government-funded research universities offering international degrees and short courses via intensive, academic studies (visit www. studyin.nl). • University programmes consist of a Bachelor’s or undergraduate phase lasting three years. • A master’s or graduate degree takes between one to two years. • More than 2,100 programmes are taught entirely in English, see www.studyinholland.nl/study-options/ find-study-programme. • Many Dutch universities have partner institutions in other countries, so students can study part of their course abroad. Costs • Fees depend on your nationality and age. • The fee for EU/EEA nationals is set by the Dutch government (just over €2,000 per annum). Most students get a 50% discount on the fees for their first year of study. • Tuition fee loans are available. • The fees at private institutions can be substantially higher. How to apply • Over 90,000 international students study in the Netherlands. This is about 12% of the total student population. Information on fees, qualifications and study programmes is widely available in English. • Contact the institutions – they will specify what education qualifications are required for admission. A quota system is in place for oversubscribed courses; here students are selected based on the criteria set by the university. • You can apply online for third-level courses that are subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education at www.studielink.nl. Qualification accreditation • Diplomas and certificates awarded abroad need to be accredited by the Dutch authorities. (Often the school where you have applied takes care of this.) The IDW Internationale Diplomawaardering (www.idw.nl) also offers this service for a fee. • Non-native English speakers are required to pass an English language test at a specified level, most commonly the TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Test.

Foundation for International Education in the Netherlands • Stichting Internationaal Onderwijs | www.sio.nl • Expat Special Educational Needs Group in The Netherlands | www.eseng.nl • Dutch immersion/newcomer classes (for non-Dutch speaking children aged 6+) | www.lowan.nl • Primary schools which teach foreign languages from an early age (VVTO schools): www.earlybirdie.nl • Bilingual pilot schools at primary level: www.nuffic.nl/onderwerpen/tweetalig-primaironderwijs/ • Bilingual schools at secondary level: www.ikkiestto.nl Higher education in the Netherlands • www.studyin.nl | www.nuffic.nl/en Information on studying and funding • www.duo.nl Portals for vocational training • www.s-bb.nl | www.mboraad.nl Masters / PhDs • www.mastersportal.eu | www.phdportal.eu Online applications • www.studielink.nl Non-Dutch diploma evaluation • www.idw.nl

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EDUCATION LINKS Information on the Dutch education system • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science | www.government.nl/ocw Independent education consultant for international families in the Netherlands • New2nl, Annebet van Mameren, www. new2nl.com/education-services/ International schools Educaide • The Professional Helpdesk for International Education in the Netherlands PO Box 96911, 2059 JH Den Haag T: +31 (0)65 598 8998 | info@educaide.nl | www.educaide.nl

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