Netherlands Educational system

Netherlands Educational system
Secondary Education
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Course Type
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Higher Education
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Types of undergraduate courses
Popular Subjects
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Complementary Education
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Boarding School

Boarding Schools in the Netherlands offer to students a high standard education combined with a community feeling where students develop social skills. Often students and teachers will share social time as meal periods promoting their relation and ensuring students wellbeing and progress.

Studying in a Boarding School in the Netherlands will not just offer students the best education but allow them to evolve in a bilingual and international atmosphere. The extracurricular activities range is wide, offering the students the opportunity to develop additional skills in arts, sports, culture and others regarding the student wishes.

Parents usually choose this option if they have demanding careers or if they want their kids to have a high standard education and personal development. Usually, each school has a restricted number of nationalities that they can have, and UK pupils, so they offer a balanced multi-cultural environment.

Why

Dutch boarding schools will allow students to evolve in an international atmosphere, giving big emphasis to Dutch and English learning while studying important subjects as mathematics, sciences, arts, among others.

Students can attend Dutch boarding schools from the early age of 4, the first level will be called Primary to students from 4 to 11 years old, second level will be Middle School to students from 14 to 16 years old and finally the last level, for students aged 16 to 19 will be the International Baccalaureate (IB). in some cases, students need an extra preparation before starting their IB and may add an year of study called IB Foundation Program.

Course Type

To apply to a Boarding School in the Netherlands, the following documents will be requested:

  • Passport copy
  • Transcripts of the previous 1-2 school years
  • English test or/and Interview – often a Skype interview is scheduled to school to speak with both parents and students.
Requirements

Undergraduate

Studying in a Dutch university means having a wide range of English-taught possibilities while centrally located in Europe.

Dutch universities are known for its high-quality teaching and exigence and the international students feel welcomed thanks to the teaching system which promotes teamwork and every opinion is valuable. Universities in the Netherlands are divided by area and can be Research universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Institutes for International Education and University Colleges.

Students starting their undergraduate studies in the Netherlands often choose to progress there to their postgraduate studies.

Masters

The Netherlands is a popular destination for masters, especially if in a researching area. Masters often have the duration of 2 years, but some can be completed in 1 year only.

Dutch universities give the amazing possibility to students to attend to Preparation Courses in order to give them the extra educational skills and knowledge they need before getting into their master’s degree. The most popular preparation courses will be the pre-MBA, pre-Law and pre-Medicine programs.

The most usual nominations for Dutch master are the Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Laws (LLM) and master of Business Administration (MBA).

Why

Most common undergraduate studies, often known as bachelor’s are the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BSc) but other as – Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Health, Bachelor of Nursing, or Bachelor of Laws – are becoming popular.

Normally a bachelor will have the duration of 4 years.  Bachelors in the Netherlands have a great balance between in-class learning and hands-on-job practice, ensuring the students are prepared for the work market by the end of their studies.

Bachelors of a Research-oriented university can often be of 3 years instead of 4 and most of the times this implies a progression to postgraduate studies.

Types of undergraduate courses

Undergraduate

  1. Finance
  2. Environmental studies
  3. Business
  4. Engineering
  5. International relations

Masters

  1. Computer Science
  2. Accountancy and Control
  3. Dtaa Science
  4. Biosystems Engineering
  5. Economics and Business
Popular Subjects

Undergraduate

Requirements can vary regarding the school and the course chosen, however there are some requirements that every student must fill when applying:

  • High School Certificate
  • Letter of motivation
  • Reference letter(s)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English test
  • Dutch test (if your course main language is Dutch)

Masters

In order to apply for a master, you will need to have:

  • Bachelor certificate
  • Motivation Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference Letter(s)
  • English test
  • Dutch test (if your course main language is Dutch)
Requirements

Undergraduate

Dutch degrees have a particularity and the most popular degrees (ex.: medicine, psychology, international business administration, among others) with a huge demand have a restriction called Numerus Fixus what implies an early application closing date.

The Deadlines you need to consider are:

15th January – Numerus Fixus degrees

1st May – all other degrees

Masters

While applications to Bachelor’s degrees do follow a general deadline date, when it comes to Masters degrees each universities set their own deadlines for applications.

Deadlines

Language and Summer Courses

Although Dutch is not as popular as English or Spanish there are still people looking for learning this language and it is possible to!

Learning English in the Netherlands while enjoying this beautiful country, is a possibility as well so do not hesitate to ask us what your options are.

If you are looking for a different experience doing an English-taught summer course Dutch  university can be an option for you.

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