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Research Universities in the Netherlands

Research universities in the Netherlands are traditionally academically oriented. University education and research in the Netherlands is characterized by high academic standards and a strong international focus. Dutch research universities have a long academic tradition of international cooperation and therefore have extensive worldwide research and student exchange networks. Research universities from the Netherlands are amongst the leaders in research and education of continental Europe.

Types of Research Universities in the Netherlands

Nowadays the Netherlands has 14 Research Universities and 1 Open University. There are three universities of technology: in Delft, Eindhoven and Twente. Wageningen University specializes in Agriculture and Life sciences. The universities in Amsterdam (UvA and VU), Rotterdam, Maastricht, Groningen, Nijmegen, Leiden, Tilburg and Utrecht are comprehensive institutes, offering a wide range of study and research programs.

Degree Programs Offered by Research Universities

Research universities in the Netherlands offer internationally accredited degree programs on bachelor, master and PhD level in a wide range of subjects. More and more degree programs are being taught in English each year. Programs are mostly accredited by the Netherlands Government and meet the highest international standards.

Read more about Bachelor Degree Programs offered by Research Universities
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Read more about PhD Degree programs
Read more about university courses in our Course guide


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