The month of July is about to end and all of you students must be considering the university options from your country and as well as abroad. Going to a foreign country for your higher education brings with it a lot of experiences and adventures that you cannot have in your homeland. Ask your friends and read online, studying abroad is definitely a good choice to make if you have good grades and a will to settle for nothing less.
There are many countries one can go for. A lot of students now choose Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom for their higher education. But if you want to study in Europe, you must consider the option of Netherlands, a peaceful country with welcoming inhabitants and serene atmosphere.
Here we are listing down a few factors on why Netherlands is a good choice if you want to study abroad.
Going abroad for higher education comes with much financial expenses. Netherlands is a European country with cheaper educational packages as compared to other countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. The government in Netherlands has subsidized much of the bachelors and masters degree programs for local and international students.
Netherlands is a unique non-Anglophone country which hosts a considerable number of foreigners and international students. Around 95% of locals speak English which adds to the list of benefits. This factor makes it easier and more convenient for international students to work and study in Netherlands.
When compared to other European countries, Netherlands offers quite affordable and low-cost living conditions. The rent of a standard flat ranges between €800 and €1,000 per month which you can pay through part-time jobs and study finance. The bars, restaurants, cinemas and museums in Netherlands offer handsome discounts to students, you just have to show your university card.
Commuting is also very cheap with public transport costing very less. You can also get a bicycle for short trips.
Higher education study programs in English
The Netherlands is known as the first non-English speaking country to offer higher education in English language. There are more than 2100 English taught degree programs being offered in Netherlands covering a lot of fields making it a good option to study abroad. However, Dutch universities have strict language requirements which means you need to get a standard score in IELTS, TOEFL, or any other English language proficiency test in order to set your feet into a university in the Netherlands.
Amazing travel experience
Often described as “the gateway to Europe”, the country of of Netherlands has a lot to offer to its tourists. Moreover, it takes only an hour to fly from Amsterdam to Paris, Berlin, and London. If you manage to get a student OV-Chipkaart, you can travel for free through public transport. This way you can travel and explore the whole country with minimum expenses.
So, have you made up your mind yet? If not, where are you planning to apply for? Think wisely and discover your options smartly.