The International Education Fair Netherlands 2023 is the biggest study abroad fair in Holland. With well over 11,800 unique visitors and more than 115 exhibiting institutions from over 100 countries all over the world, this is the event where Dutch students go to inform themselves about international study, gap year and internship opportunities.
No. of visitors
International Education Fair Netherlands (Utrecht) - More than 8,500 unique visitors
Potential students between 16 and 30 years of age. Lower vocational students. Secondary (international) school students. Post- and undergraduates. Young professionals and recent graduates.
Why take part in the International Education Fair Netherlands?
The International Education Fair in the Netherlands (Utrecht) provides a unique opportunity to engage with enthusiastic Dutch students keen to learn about opportunities abroad. The fair has become a crucial part of the outreach strategy of a growing number of international exhibitors. They find in this event an unparalleled platform for communicating about international study opportunities, internships and gap year possibilities with thousands of students while still allowing for personal contact.
See the registration section for exhibitor options.
The education fair that is loved by visitors and exhibitors alike
Exhibitors of the 2022 edition gave an 84% overall approval/satisfaction rating. 82% of exhibitors found that the fair met their expectations while 14% indicate that their expectations were exceeded. The main reason for their positive feedback was the quality and amount of visitors that they connected with during the fair. Exhibitors are also well pleased with the organization of the event as well as the information provision in the run up to the fair.
The approval/satisfaction rating among visiting students is a (steady) 74%. Seminars and lectures are awarded with a 75% approval score.
Plenty of funding and scholarship opportunities
The Dutch government actively encourages international exchanges and studies abroad. Various state funded programs make it financially feasible for students to have an international experience. Students who are entitled to student grants and loans in the Netherlands are entitled to use them anywhere in the world. In addition to student grants and loans, students can also obtain an (EU )scholarship for a study program abroad.
State of the art visitor registration
All visitors have to register prior to the event. Upon entering the exhibition ground they will receive a personalized badge enabling exhibitors to scan the details of relevant visitors by means of a scan app. The data collected from the scanned visitors will be directly visible for you. This makes following up on leads very easy.
The Jaarbeurs in Utrecht is the most favorable exhibition ground in the Netherlands. Utrecht is located in the center of Holland and the fair ground is a 5 minute walk away from the train station. The fair provides a grand exhibitor floor as well as spacey lecture halls. All facilities have been designed with personal and safe engagement in mind.
Student recruitment in the Netherlands
The Dutch education system is amongst the best performing in the world. The Netherlands consistently ranks in the top 10 in the PISA ranking. And all of the 13 Dutch research universities are ranked in the top 200 of the major international university rankings (Times Higher Education and Shanghai Jiaotong). No other country can match this.
Dutch students have a good command of English. English is being taught from primary school onwards. Many bachelor and most master studies are taught in English. This is no surprise since Holland has had an international outlook for centuries, being the trading nation that it is.
This is reflected in the percentage of Dutch students that have an international study experience during their studies. Currently this figure stands at 24%. More than 20,000 Dutch students are studying for a degree program abroad (source: Unesco).
The International Education Fair in the Netherlands is being marketed thru the following channels:
Event Itinerary & set up
International Education Fair Netherlands – 24 & 25 November 2023
Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00
In-person education fair focussing on studying abroad. exhibitor booth set up.
Potential students between 16 and 30 years of age.
• Lower vocational students
• Secondary education (including international schools)
• Post- and undergraduates
• Young professionals and recent graduates
• Parents and supervisors
• Teachers and student counselors
Event set up
Attend university presentations, find out all the information about different education systems and the latest enrollment information
Costs and Scholarships
Got your study expenses covered? You may be eligible for scholarships, stipends or other forms of study allowances. Talk to the experts.
You will need a place to stay. But how to secure a place to live. Talk to people who know the local situation in your coutry of interest.
Get the latest information on travel documents, visas etc.
Meet up with university admission specialists. Get a provisional letter of admission!
|Study abroad interests (2022 event)|
Europe - 83%
North America - 55%
Oceania - 40%
Asia - 34%
Caribbean - 32%
Central America - 31%
South America - 29%
Africa - 23%
Middle East - 12%
|Courses of interest (2022 event)|
Netherlands Students Studying Abroad in Higher Education (source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics)
At this point a total number of 19,285 Dutch students are studying abroad. These are the most popular study abroad destinations for students from the Netherlands:
|Popular study destinations among Dutch students|
Belgium - 4,275
UK - 3,669
Germany - 2,162
Germany - 2,086
Turkey - 741
Austria - 576
Previous editions of the International Education Fair in the Netherlands have been attended by some of the leading international universities, colleges and business schools, including: