Life in the Netherlands

The Netherlands - not just tulips and windmills

Holland’s many international students come from more than 160 different countries. Dutch society is diverse and inclusive. It is strongly connected to other cultures, the business community, and the world. The Dutch are open-minded and direct, so it is easy to meet them and exchange ideas. Holland is one of the safest countries in the world, according to the 2018 Global Peace index, and belongs to the top 10 happiest countries in the world.

The Dutch government wants to attract knowledge and retain talent. International graduates can therefore apply for an orientation year. This is a residence permit of one year to find a job or start a business within three years of graduation. Join our Holland Alumni network to increase your chances on the job market.

What's the cost of living in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, there is a tuition fee of about 2.530€/school year for EU students. It can be paid in smaller portions. 

Here is an estimate of costs for a college student living in Vlissingen (as of January 2024). The values are expressed in Euros (€) and are representing one month of expenses.

* If you work 32 hours/month

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