The Netherlands offers a large variety of study programmes in different disciplines, including degree programmes, short courses, summer courses, training modules and so on. Nepali students are eager to gain international degrees and choose different foreign countries to pursue their higher education.Among different nations, the Netherlands has been one sought after destination since the early 1970's. Every year about 100 Nepali students attend an international programme in the Netherlands.
Engineering, Law, Social Sciences and Management are a few popular subjects for Nepali students in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands offers a large variety of study programmes in different disciplines, including degree programmes, short courses, summer courses, training modules and so on. Research universities and universities of applied sciences are two main types of higher institutions whereas institutes for international education are a third smaller branch of higher education here.
Institutes for international education offer Master's programmes, but no Bachelor's programme whereas universities of applied sciences award both types of degrees.
Students who enrol in higher education programmes will obtain a Bachelor's degree upon completion of the undergraduate phase, and a Master's degree upon completion of the graduate phase. Research universities' Bachelor's degree programme requires three years of study (180 credits). A Bachelor's degree programme offered by universities of applied sciences re quires four years of study (240 credits). A research-oriented Master's programme requires one to three years (60-180 credits) of study.
Graduates obtain a Master of Arts or Master of Science (MA/MSc) degree. A Master's degree awarded in the applied arts and sciences requires the completion of 60120 credits. PhD degrees are only offered by research universities.
It is essential for foreign students to be able to speak, read and write in English Students must have passed an English language test. IELTS and TOEFL are commonly accepted, but institutions may accept other tests as well. The required scores are at least 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) for TOEFL. For IELTS, a score of at least six is required.