present Germany and China are the countries that dispatch the most students to Dutch universities.
Due to price increase at universities in the UK the amount of British students is also growing steadily.
They are attracted by relatively low prices for undergraduate studies and the fact that universities of Holland offer education in English. This academic year, however, the population of foreign students following higher education in the Netherlands is about to change.
According to a research of StudyPortals, in comparison to the application figures of 2011 the amount of students from South European countries who want to enrol at Dutch universities increased explosively. A 1.5-time growth is estimated for the 2012/2013 academic year.
Most applications come from Greek candidates. Applications from Italians, Portuguese and Spanish students are growing as well. The worsening economical situation and high unemployment force them to look for study and later job possibilities in Holland.
Advantages for EEA students
They take advantage of affordable tuition fees for Bachelor programmes (1.771 EURO) and monthly tuition fee loans (266 EURO) and some supplement loans established by Dutch government for EEA students following undergraduate and graduate education in Holland. See tuition fees for study programmes in our programme database.