Why enroll in a master’s program in The Netherlands? Enrolling in a good education program is one of the most important decisions to start a successful career. At the same time, The Netherlands offers different programs for everyone’s needs and interests. In order for the decision on the program to give you the best possible start, it is best to check the study program of interest according to several important items.
How to start searching for and and find the best Master program in The Netherlands?
- Specialization. It is advisable, of course, to choose the study program that interests you most. It is not necessary to narrowly continue your previous education if there is a purpose for such a combination in the private or public sector. Does the program provide an international or global aspect like internships abroad? If this is important to you, the choice should also take into account programs that offer such opportunities.
- University choice. The reputation of higher education universities (Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO)) in The Netherlands is recognized worldwide, and the choice program is wide. When choosing a university, it is important to check the connection between the university and the economy, the rank among other universities and the general perception of the institution. Each school will offer the best to enroll as many new students as possible each year. All the more important is to find a university that the industry recognizes as a place of high quality education and academic achievement, but also the role of an institution in the industry where you plan to start your career.
- Program length. How long the program is depends on the university’s accreditation. In The Netherlands, this can be from an average of one year (60 ECTS credits) to as much as four years (240 ECTS credits). This includes the Master thesis component, which lasts an average of one semester, including a thesis proposal.
- Curriculum. Be sure to check the content of the program you are most interested in, which subjects are offered, what literature is required, which topics are covered by a particular subject, and whether it meets the needs of the market.
- Career after studies. Competition in the labor market is growing and, with a carefully selected master’s degree, it is necessary to be resourceful and communicative in order for the dream job to become yours. Most Dutch universities have a developed career center that often organizes career days. There you can get to know employers and local and national labor market opportunities. Given the local culture, taking the initiative, individuality and ambition are highly valued at the events themselves, such as, for example, career days.
Master class prices for EU students are usually € 2,168 per year. Also, The Netherlands is the first country to start offering education in English without English being the official language of the country. This means that the only condition for studying in The Netherlands without knowledge of the Dutch language is that you submit an IELTS (6.5+), TOEFL (Internet-based 90+) or Cambridge test to your application.
Since our team members have also gone through a Bachelor and a Master and we live and work in The Netherlands, we are in a special position to use our knowledge to facilitate your path to a master’s degree in The Netherlands. See our