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Higher education in the Netherlands is a binary education system consisting of research-oriented degrees called Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO) and HBOs (Hoger Beroepsonderwijs), which provide professional degrees for students interested in career fields that do not primarily involve research. It is the WO programs that allow students to earn Master's degrees in the Netherlands, with the option to perform research concerning several disciplines: sociology, linguistics, health and medical sciences, biology, agriculture, engineering and anthropology, just to name a few.

Many graduate level courses offered at Dutch universities are given in English. For example, the University of Amsterdam has over 130 master's degree programs in English and Leiden University offers 80 that are taught in English. The reason behind the Netherlands to be so motivated in offering hundreds of courses in English is its institutional pledge to commit to internationalization and further enhance its already multicultural, open-minded society.

Notes Concerning the Master's Degree in the Netherlands:

  • Most students complete their master's degree within two years. Afterward, they are qualified to enter a doctorate program if desired
  • Dutch universities do not offer on-campus accommodations so students should make plans ahead of time to rent a place to live.
  • The academic year in the Netherlands runs from September to June, with summer vacation lasting from July to September 1
  • Residential permits are issued as long as the student has a valid passport, is enrolled full-time, has medical insurance and enough money to purchase a return ticket.
  • The grading system used by universities consists of a "10" for excellent (uitmuntend); "7" for very satisfactory (ruim voldoende); and "2" for poor (slecht). Dutch universities also integrate the pass/fail (voldoende/onvoldoende) system for certain courses.

 

Earning a Master's degree in the Netherlands is also affordable, with tuition fees averaging international graduate students less than $14,000 per year (10,500 euros). For European Union students attending master's level courses in the Netherlands, cost is usually around 2250 euros.

The Netherlands WO Master's programs require students earn a bachelor's degree prior to applying for a master's degree as well as the completion of at least 60 and no more than 120 credits. For students desiring a master's degree in math, the natural sciences or agriculture, the full 120 credits is necessary before beginning graduate school. Students will be expected to write a master's thesis to earn a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree.

Students from outside the European Union will need to acquire residential permits to attend a Dutch university. The Netherlands also asks that students who come from certain counties to apply for and receive a provisional residential permit, or MVV, before they can enter the country. The university a student chooses will submit applications on the student's behalf as long as they have the proper documentation. In addition, international graduate students will need to show proof they have the financial means to support themselves while living in the Netherlands. Currently, that amount should be at least $1000 a month or 750 euros. Chinese students will need to apply online for a Nuffic Certificate, which is not difficult and is simply a protocol of the admission process.

Taking a Masters degree in the Netherlands is a top choice for many students. Below you will find links which will lead you to more information about learning opportunities in the Netherlands. Click on “Read more” to get an overview of the particular university and to get free information that concerns specific programs. Start the search for your future degree right away! 

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Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality (MBA)

Hotelschool The Hague
Campus Full time 13 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam The Hague + 1 more

The Master Programme of Hotelschool The Hague educates the next generation of hospitality leaders and focuses on hospitality concept innovation, business development and change. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. The Master Programme of Hotelschool The Hague educates the next generation of hospitality leaders and focuses on hospitality concept innovation, business development and change. The programme, based in Amsterdam, starts in September 2015 and runs for 13 months. In this time you will enhance your knowledge and leadership competencies, providing you with the tools and perspectives necessary to forge your own strategy and implementation scenarios for your future career. On completion of the programme, Hotelschool The Hague will award you the diploma and degree title ‘Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality’. This highly international hospitality management programme is open to graduates with a hospitality related or economics/business management Bachelor’s degree. Programme Structure Small classes with a maximum of 25 students guarantee personal contact with the faculty and interactive, stimulating discussions. The Master of Business Administration in International Hospitality creates and sustains an action oriented learning environment of creative, analytical and conceptual thinking where men and women from different origins learn together. The international hospitality management programme is divided into 5 blocks, each of 10 weeks. Each block addresses a number of courses which are based on inspirational, professional assignments and are supported by guest lectures, field trips and workshops. A study trip abroad also forms part of the programme. A Master’s thesis is the final project of this programme. Your Hospitality Career A Hotelschool The Hague’s Master’s degree opens doors to strategic and corporate positions in fields like business development, consultancy, hospitality management, facility management,... [-]

Master of Automotive Systems

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Netherlands Arnhem + 1 more

Based entirely on current demands and requirements in the field, the curriculum directly reflects major trends in the vehicle development industry. It focuses on exciting new developments such as intelligent vehicle systems (vehicle dynamics and control, driver [+]

Focus on latest trends in the industry Based entirely on current demands and requirements in the field, the curriculum directly reflects major trends in the vehicle development industry. It focuses on exciting new developments such as intelligent vehicle systems (vehicle dynamics and control, driver assistance) and advanced propulsion design (driveline and powertrain). This Masters course will provide you with skills and knowledge relevant to the latest developments in the automotive industry. The course is internationally oriented and taught entirely in English. A career in the automotive industry If you have attained your Bachelors in Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering and wish to further your education and career prospects in the automotive field, this Masters course is for you! The course prepares you for specific development and design positions. Areas within the industry that you can move into as a Masters graduate include software and test engineering, development and design engineering, applied research, production management, sales engineering and customer service. Master of Engineering in Automotive Systems HAN University of Applied Sciences has an excellent international reputation with over 60 years' experience in teaching and research in automotive technology. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Master of Science. Full-time or part-time course taught in English The Masters course in Automotive Systems is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work and studies by choosing the part-time option. If you opt for studying full-time in the Netherlands, we will help you to find a work... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. [+]

Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society Why choose Arts, Culture and Society in Rotterdam? In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. Arts, Culture and Society offers a unique approach that integrates present-day modes of production, distribution and consumption of arts and culture beyond and across national cultural boundaries. You are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organisation of arts and culture, using cutting-edge insights onto policy, marketing, audiences and education. Careers This Master’s programme is ideally suited to true culture lovers who wish to turn their passion into a career. We prepare you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. But also if your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research, this programme is an excellent choice. About the specialisation: Arts, Culture & Society In this specialisation of the Master Arts and Culture Studies, you will gain knowledge and get a better understanding of development, establishment and strategies of the international art world. You will study these aspects in relation to developments in society as a whole. After graduation, you are a... [-]

Research Master in Health Sciences specializing in Public Health

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Just graduated with a Bachelor Degree in clinical, public health or biomedical sciences and want to start making substantial contributions to future developments in medicine as a researcher? Then this Research Master is for you! [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. Get the methodological, theoretical, and statistical foundation you need to design and carry out your own practical research - and publish your results. Work in the stimulating environment of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES). Attend lectures by prominent scientists. Choose your own specialization, and do cutting-edge research with the support of a personal tutor. Learn state-of-the-art research methods, and how to study the literature on an issue, analyze data, and publish in high-impact journals. NIHES, at the Erasmus Medical Center, is a top ranked institution with a strong international dimension. Let us be your springboard to a career in international research, public health, health policy, health economics, clinical medicine, or pharmaceutical research. Just graduated with a Bachelor Degree in clinical, public health or biomedical sciences and want to start making substantial contributions to future developments in medicine as a researcher? Then this Research Master is for you! With a wide range of specializations and guidance from some of the greatest minds in these fields, you will be well on your way to a very successful research career. Learn about: inequalities of urban and global health, public health aspects of ageing, prevention through lifestyle changes, environmental influences on morbidity and mortality, designing effective interventions, working longer in good health, and more. This programme will help accelerate your scientific career! Itai Magodoro... [-]

European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management

European Master in Renewable Energy and European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

SESyM focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of energy systems. It provides management and communication skills, as well as the necessary technical knowledge to tackle the challenge of the energy system transition. [+]

Objectives The aim of the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is to provide postgraduate students with the skills required for employment in the Sustainable Energy industry. Students will specialise in business case analysis, modelling,project design and implementation. As a result of the foreign contact the course requires, our students will have the international outlook essential to the industry HR needs. By structuring the course in three sections, students are guaranteed to spend time in at least two different EU countries and make contact with a wide range of European institutes and companies involved in the sustainable energy sector. The participating universities are all well-established in training and the education sector as well as being recognised at an international level for their work in the field of sustainable energy system management. Structure The course is divided into three sections. In the first semester(September/October to January), students acquire a solid foundation in systems management. In the second semester (February to June), they specialise in a chosen topic at a different university. At the end of the course, students complete a six-month practical or research project. The entire programme is run on a modular basis with credits awarded for passing each section and the successful completion of the project. A total of 90 ECTS credits (30 for each section of the course) are required with a satisfactory level of achievement in all the sections to obtain the European Master degree. The core provides a solid foundation in systems management with legal,... [-]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

University of Hamburg, Institute of Law & Economics
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). The EMLE has been recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus + Programme of "outstanding academic quality". The Erasmus + label allows the EMLE programme to annually grant a substantial number of scholarships (including several full scholarships to students from “Partner Countries”). For law students, the knowledge of the specific regulations of their home country is too narrow a base for counseling firms that are active in international trade. Additionally, a familiarity with the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for understanding their clients' commercial needs. Similarly, economics students will profit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline and international contacts are crucial for a successful future career. The EMLE programme is the institutional response to these challenges. EMLE Programme Features The EMLE programme... [-]

Master of Teaching in Social Sciences

University of Twente
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Enschede

This Master of Teaching in Social Sciences programme enables participants to become teachers of social sciences by acquiring a first-class teaching qualification. You are then qualified to teach ... [+]

Have you ever thought about studying for a qualification to enable you to teach social sciences?

 

This master’s programme enables participants to become teachers of social sciences by acquiring a first-class teaching qualification. You are then qualified to teach social sciences in secondary schools and higher professional educational programmes at Universities of Applied Sciences.

 

The programme is full time for one year. However, it is also possible to complete this programme part-time if you are currently working in education or if you are offered a teaching position while studying. Language of instruction is Dutch.

 

This programme has no specializations.... [-]


LLM European Law

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our LLM programme in European Law, taught entirely in English, will immerse you in this challenging and dynamic field while opening up many new opportunities to you both during and after your programme. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Today’s Europe demands lawyers who possess a thorough mastery of European law. The European Union increasingly affects all areas of law and the national legal systems of its Member States have reached a high level of integration. Our LLM programme in European Law, taught entirely in English, will immerse you in this challenging and dynamic field while opening up many new opportunities to you both during and after your programme. It provides a thorough grounding in European law, covering areas such as internal market law, competition law, social law, judicial protection, human rights law, criminal law, and public law. Our unique programme will help you build both substantive and institutional knowledge of European law while giving you an opportunity to analyse European law in relation to the legal systems of the Member States. The flexibility of this programme means that you will be able to focus on areas of personal interest. For example, you may choose to take a specialisation or courses from our other master’s programmes to create a custom minor. This programme is taught by a team of renowned scholars with extensive professional experience in the field of European law. It is also highly international and welcomes students from all over the world each year. THE PROGRAMME Learning by doing is key to this programme and, as such, knowledge and understanding gained through theoretical modules is complemented by training in legal analysis, argumentation, and research. Your professors take a supportive role in this self-created... [-]

Master in Management

Maastricht School of Management
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

The MSM Master in Management (MM) program is a one-year full-time master’s program for aspiring young professionals who want to fulfill their potential to contribute on the very top to the management of their organizations, whether in the private or public sector. [+]

Are you an ambitious graduate or young professional who aims for a successful career in top management? The MSM Master in Management (MM) program is a one-year full-time master’s program for aspiring young professionals who want to fulfill their potential to contribute on the very top to the management of their organizations, whether in the private or public sector. Our MM provides you with a first necessary step to fast-forward your career to higher levels by providing you with a solid foundation in the practice and theory of management in a fast-changing global world. During this course you will be provided with the opportunity to understand how to steer your organization to high performance in a diverse and multicultural international business context. You will learn from experienced faculty and stimulating fellow participants from different cultural, business and study backgrounds. The MSM Master in Management will ultimately challenge you to develop your own unique approach to management that inspires. The MM program targets recent graduates as well as young professionals with the ambition to pursue leading positions in the competitive global marketplace. Why should you follow the MSM Master in Management? Connect theory to practice Besides providing theoretical knowledge, the MSM Master in Management will equip you to put this knowledge into practice. At various stages during the program you will learn how to develop your own approach to solve organizational problems and turn opportunities into business success. At course level you will conduct group and individual assignments where you will... [-]

LLM Global Criminal Law

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How are international and transnational crimes prevented, investigated and prosecuted? Is criminal law an effective tool in the present context of globalized criminality? [+]

LLM Global Criminal Law

How are international and transnational crimes prevented, investigated and prosecuted? Is criminal law an effective tool in the present context of globalized criminality?

These questions will constitute some of criminal law's biggest challenges for the years to come and are the focus of the Global Criminal Law LLM track, which explores the application of criminal law - both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, such as organized, transnational and international criminality.

This track offers you the two-fold opportunity to study substantive and procedural criminal law from a comparative and international perspective but also to specialise in the study of specific criminal behaviour: organised and financial crimes, cybercrimes and international crimes.... [-]


MA in Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster University Leiden
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its [+]

10% Early bird discount granted on first year of study for all applications completed before March 1, 2015. The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients. Viewing research and practice as interdependent and mutually supporting, the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is based on the scientist-practitioner training model. The program is committed both (1) to preparing counseling psychologists for advanced doctoral studies in psychology and (2) to providing training and experience that prepare students for practice. Its goal is to train psychologists who have a sound knowledge of the bases of counseling and psychotherapy. Adopting a multicultural perspective, the program also emphasizes the importance of multicultural competence in both research and practice. The MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology is ONLY available at the Webster University Vienna and Leiden campuses. To qualify as a professional psychologist or psychotherapist, a student may be required to complete additional education and licensure proceedings, depending on the national requirements of the country in which he/she wishes to... [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Master of Laws in Advanced Studies programme in European and International Business Law is a high-level, demanding postgraduate programme in the field of international and European law. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. The Master of Laws in Advanced Studies Programme in European and International Business Law is a well established programme with a history of more than 20 years (founded in 1992.) The programme is a high-level, demanding postgraduate programme in the field of international and European law. The impact of EU legislation In this Advanced Studies programme, you will study the impact of the European Union, the most influential international organisation in Europe for the purposes of business law, on government and enterprise in a global economy. You will moreover gain insight into its effect on other international organisations, in particular the World Trade Organisation. We will focus on the areas where the relevance of the EU for lawyers active in business or government is strongest. Our programme is unique in its clearly defined focus on the interaction of international, European and national law. In addition, we ensure that you develop both academic and professional competences. Specific attention is paid, therefore, to professional applications, particularly through assignments and teaching methods. For whom? This programme is aimed towards talented: law graduates graduates with a sufficient background in law The students in the Advanced Studies programme come from different continents and countries, which contributes to a truly international study environment. [-]

LL.M. in Law

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Tilburg

Taught in the heart of Europe, this programme is designed to prepare students for an international legal career through a unique combination of knowledge transfer, interdisciplinary research and practice in legal clinics, across the traditional boundaries of legal education in public and private law or global, European and domestic law. [+]

Our students participate in a pioneering problem-oriented programme that defies traditional boundaries within the legal discipline. As a student you’ll explore a law in context approach in course modules on multi-level governance, on sustainable development and human rights, on business and on private autonomy. You’ll have to think critically on the contemporary relevance of law to global societal challenges. This LL.M. in Law offers you the opportunity to meet with faculty members up close and become part of a community that acquires knowledge through intercultural dialogue. The programme aims to develop your research skills through skills training and through exchanges with our (first class) module-supporting research groups. You’ll be encouraged to write a thesis that can be published in an international journal. Our students enjoy the legal clinic that provides unique opportunities to work on projects together with practitioners. You will be able to make use of the opportunities that studying at the heart of Europe offers to link up with European and international organizations. The programme offers you to take one semester abroad at one of the excellent universities across the globe UAntwerp has a partnerships with. [-]

Master’s Degree in International Communication (MIC)

International University of Languages and Media
Campus Full time 18 months October 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. The Master’s degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication. The Master’s degree in International Communication (MIC) is a postgraduate programme entirely in English lasting 18 months and aimed at graduates in the communication disciplines or related subjects. By attending the MIC Master’s degree course you will be able to study in different universities all over Europe and thus obtain dual recognition. The MIC is a full-time programme lasting 3 semesters. The first semester (Professionalising Communication) has a core curriculum in which you will get training on the basic tools of communication, and takes place in one of the three partner universities. The second semester (Communication Professional in Context) is oriented towards specialisation and is held in another of the partner universities. The specialisation depends on the programme offered by the university chosen for the second semester. The third semester involves writing a thesis, under the joint supervision of the two partner universities. The certificate awarded on completion of the study path consists in a double recognition: a Master’s degree from each of the two partner universities and an overall certificate from the consortium. The three European universities which, with IULM, take part in the Hofstede Geert Consortium are: Metropolitan University (Leeds); Universitas Vilnensis (Vilnius); Hanze University Groningen. The... [-]