Best 5 Universities to study in Netherlands
The Netherlands is a country of stunning landscapes: fields of tulips, rows of windmills, and snow-covered canals. Perhaps the country’s beauty is the reason it has produced so many of the world’s most treasured artists.
On the other hand, the Netherlands is a prime destination for students of engineering, computer science and mathematics due to the Delft University of Technology, one of the world’s top specialist universities. The University of Amsterdam is a notable generalist university in the country’s capital, ranking highly in global comparisons across a broad spectrum of subjects. Many of its degrees can be taken in English, and Dutch people have a reputation for speaking English fluently as a second language.
Times Higher Education for World University Rankings 2018 has listed the following universities as best in The Netherlands.
Utrecht University - 68th on the World University Rankings 2018
Utrecht University is located in Utrecht in the Netherlands and is one of the oldest universities in the country. The university consists of seven faculties including humanities; social and behavioural sciences; law, economics and governance; geosciences; medicine; veterinary medicine and science.
There are 49 bachelor's programmes and 147 master's programmes available. Among these there are six English-taught bachelor's programmes and more than 90 English-taught master's programmes.
The university counts 12 Nobel Prize laureates and 19 Spinoza Prize laureates as part of the alumni and faculty.
Utrecht University collaborates with a number of other universities around the world such as the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, and the University of Toronto. There are a number of student associations at the university and there is also a cultural centre which provides plenty of opportunities to join in with arts and creative workshops. There is also a sports centre for students.
Maastricht University - 103rd on the World University Rankings 2018
At Maastricht University we go the extra mile. Students and staff choose Maastricht for its pioneering character. The youngest university in the Netherlands, we introduced the Problem Based Learning system. An innovative way of learning that stimulates our students to develop their personal academic skills. It is one of the added values of our university, which contributes to make our graduates attractive employees. Our employment rate is 93%.
Our top research is focussed on three university-wide themes – Europe and a Globalising World, Learning and Innovation, and Quality of Life. Curiosity driven and applied research results in solutions for global issues. Cultured Lab Meat has been invented in Maastricht. It represents the crucial first step in finding a sustainable alternative to meat production. Our innovative medical devices like special hearing equipment help patients to uplift their daily lives. In the slums of India people live longer thanks to our smoke reducing cook stove.
Located in the heart of Europe, with over 100 nationalities, UM is home to the most international student body in the Netherlands. The majority of our programmes embrace international themes and are taught either entirely or partly in English. We approach problems from a variety of perspectives. In this way, our ‘international classroom’ serves to prepare students for the rapidly changing and globalising labour market.
University of Amsterdam - 59th on the World University Rankings 2018
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers nearly 200 English-taught degree programmes, some of which are unique to this university. The UvA ranks 63rd overall in Times Higher World Education Rankings 2017. With over 5,000 international students and researchers from more than 100 countries, the UvA offers a unique opportunity to pursue academic studies in a truly international environment.
Student benefit from a stimulating academic environment where they can develop their talents. The emphasis at the UvA is not only on developing academic skills, but also on fostering originality, intellectual ability and self-confidence.
Tracing its roots to the establishment of the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632, this modern University has a rich history. Today, students can attend classes and lectures at one of several integrated city campuses. The UvA also offers high-quality summer programmes in a wide range of disciplines.
Delft University of Technology - 63rd on the World University Rankings 2018
Home to approximately 16,000 students, with a large community of international students, the university is organised across eight faculties and offers 14 undergraduate courses and over 30 postgraduate ones in design, engineering and science. Whilst all Masters’ degrees are taught in English, most undergraduate-level programmes are taught in Dutch.
TU Delft prides itself on being a forward-looking, creative institution with an international outlook, where problem-solving through teamwork is emphasised.
Boasting strategic partnerships with industry, governments, trade associations, and numerous universities in the Netherlands and worldwide, teaching at TU Delft is focused around providing students with technological training, analytical skills and critical thinking in world-class facilities.
University degree programmes allow students to carry out internships and research projects designed to give them a head start in the graduate employment market, with students of the university responsible for developing such projects as a solar energy-powered car, a flying robot that resembles a dragonfly and sandals made from recycled car tyres.
The university offers over 140 sports and creative outlets through its Sports and Culture Centre, and has study associations for each of its degree programmes through which students can participate in study trips and activities.
University of Groningen - 83rd on the World University Rankings 2018
The University of Groningen is a top 100 research university with a global outlook. We are currently ranked 80th on the Times Higher Education ranking and offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and over 125 Master's programmes. Founded in 1614, the university is one of the oldest research universities in the Netherlands. We are a truly international university, with over 30,000 students and 6,000 international students from over 120 different nationalities.
Research and education at the University of Groningen are organized within 11 different faculties. These faculties are:
Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University College Groningen
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