Studying in Amsterdam

The Dutch system of higher education

Find out about the degree types and requirements as well as the types of institutions offering higher education in Holland.

Universities and hogescholen in Amsterdam

There are two research universities in Amsterdam as well as several vocational schools called hogescholen offering higher education.

Student organisations in Amsterdam

Find like-minded people in one of the many student organisations such as ASVA, the ISN, the Foreign Student Service, AEGEE and student unions at different universities.

Student discounts in Amsterdam

Anything from good-priced eateries and cafés where the student events are organised regularly in Amsterdam.

Dutch language lessons

It is absolutely possible to survive in the Netherlands without speaking any Dutch. But if you are staying there for longer and don't want to feel like a tourist all the time, you should try to learn some Dutch. Don't you feel awkward when a group of Dutch people are speaking English just because of you?

Living in Amsterdam

Information about student housing and employment agencies, Dutch courses and living arrangements in Amsterdam:

  • Student housing in Amsterdam
    Helpful information on how to find a place to live if you are coming to Amsterdam to study.

  • Student work agencies
    Many students wish to work in addition to their studies, either to help gather rent money or in order to get valuable work experience. There are many job agencies in Amsterdam specialised in finding jobs for foreign students.
  • Dutch courses in Amsterdam
    Although Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city which is home to people from around the world and most people, including native Dutch residents, speak English as a second language, students might want to familiarise themselves with the Dutch language to feel more like insiders, either for meeting Dutch people or for getting by in everyday situations.
  • TIP
    Web site guides you step-by-step through more than 2500 bachelor's and master's degree programmes in the Netherlands.

Student travel : Budget Amsterdam