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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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Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Are you interested in high end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you. [+]

Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

Are you interested in high end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you.

The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year programme and is open to bright and ambitious students.

This programme provides you with a thorough basis in academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. The aim of the programme is to qualify you for a career in research. Therefore, there is a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. You can choose from six different profiles:

1) Economics, Econometrics & Finance2) Marketing3) Global Economics & Management4) Operations Management and Operations Research5) Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour6) Innovation & Organization... [-]


MA in Eternal Rome

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Rome and its impressive legacy always interested you? Then you should become acquainted with its ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, archaeology, and literary theory. [+]

The Master’s in Eternal Rome is officially called Eternal Rome: Transformations from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The programme offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. Eternal Rome presents a unique programme that focuses as much on the transition between ancient and medieval history as on those periods themselves. A group of specialists from the fields of ancient and medieval history teach this specialisation. Their expertise also includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well. The general courses Historiography and Theory This courses offers in-depth analysis of both the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the ‘idea’ of Rome throughout the centuries, embracing both the old and New or Second Rome, Constantinople. This course provides a historiographical overview of the ways in which different aspects of Rome appealed to the imagination of rulers and writers throughout history, starting from Mussolini in the 20th century and going back to the first emperor of the Roman Empire, Augustus. Research Seminar ER: The Eternal Fall of Rome In this course we will explore the long life of the apocalyptic vision of the fall of Rome, from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to modern times. We will specifically focus on the mechanisms that are at play when past narratives are employed... [-]

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,... [-]

Executive Master in International Finance (MIF)

Amsterdam Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Our Master in International Finance (MIF) celebrates 20 years of experience and is therefore your first step towards a career of financial leadership and excellence. This uniquely tailored MIF will help you achieve your professional goals through world-class teaching and personalised learning. From an overseas study trip, to lifelong membership into the MIF alumni network, this Advanced Masters of Science provides all the tools you need to achieve your ambitions. [+]

Our Master in International Finance (MIF) celebrates 20 years of experience and is therefore your first step towards a career of financial leadership and excellence. This uniquely tailored MIF will help you achieve your professional goals through world-class teaching and personalised learning. From an overseas study trip, to lifelong membership into the MIF alumni network, this Advanced Masters of Science provides all the tools you need to achieve your ambitions. Credibility Our MIF is internationally renowned, playing to ABS’s core strengths in corporate finance, banking and asset management; 90% of our students are hired by top 100 firms before graduation. Quality The MIF juggles business relevance with academic excellence, inviting guest input from leading finance academics, policy makers and global figures. Our approach is uniquely personal, from small classes and hands-on workshops, to an international study trip, mentor programmes and lifetime membership of the MIF alumni network. At the forefront of Finance Education Programme Director Dr Jens Martin: "We at the Master of International Finance strive to be at the forefront of education in Finance. We see technological changes are disrupting the finance industry and we research how these changes work, how they affect the finance sector of the future. To equip our students with the necessary tools and understanding to successfully face these disruptions we are expanding our curriculum with FinTech courses”. Diversity We welcome applicants from all over the world; more than 15 countries are represented in our current intake. Combined with a mix of full-time students and... [-]

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 Coaching Amsterdam

Johan Cruyff Institute
Campus Full time 8 months February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision: coaching is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team ánd the environment. [+]

The study program of the Master in Coaching is based on Johan Cruyff’s vision where coaching is more than the use of tactical and technical knowledge. It is about managing yourself, the players & staff, the team and the environment. Each participant’s personal background is a base for further development and better understanding of oneself as a coach and/or manager. The principle of coaching is that you then apply this insight knowledge in counseling others. This program is interesting for those who are a coach or manager in sports, but it is also appropriate for (team) managers, staff memeber, leaders, counselors and HRM-consultants from the business sectors. For example, students came from, the Police department, an insurance company, an energy provider and a big congress center. The classes of the Master in Coaching are delivered at the Johan Cruyff Institute Amsterdam, located next to the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic Stadium hosted the 1928 Olympic Games, providing a link between the history and future of sport. This unique setting inspires our staff and students to excel in coaching. OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT The focus of the coaching program is on self-knowledge and self-development. You will gain insight into your strengths as a coach (that you’ll develop during the program), and those of athletes / employees, with the goal to understand them better in order to improve performance. After completion of the program you will have developed your personal coaching style, and you’ll be able to put this style into practice. You will... [-]

Professional Footwear Innovation

SLEM Footwear & Education Center
Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Netherlands Waalwijk

SLEM offers a unique program, combining forecasting, design, technology and business, educating footwear entrepreneurs, forecasters and consultants. [+]

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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... [-]

Master of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic [+]

Master of Music

 

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music), or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Conservatorium Maastricht. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.


Alliance 
The Master of Music programme is offered by Conservatorium Maastricht and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education (Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd), a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education. AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]


Master in International Service Management

Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 14 months September 2017 Netherlands Leeuwarden + 1 more

Do you have a service-minded attitude, are you critical and curious? Are you looking for the best possible preparation for a successful career in the hospitality industry? If this describes you, you'll find that this Master's degree in International Hospitality and Service Management is perfect for you! [+]

Do you have a service-minded attitude, are you critical and curious? Are you looking for the best possible preparation for a successful career in the hospitality industry? If this describes you, you'll find that this Master's degree in International Hospitality and Service Management is perfect for you! Best Rated Master in Hospitality in the Netherlands according to the 2016 edition of the Dutch Master’s programme information guide Keuzegids Master’s Earn a dual degree and get a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) and British Master of Science (MSc) in 14 months. Option to acquire practical work experience on management level at the 4-star Stenden Hotel. Post-graduate internship opportunities in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, South America and Spain. Our partner University of Derby, UK, is ranked nr. 1 in the Guardian University League 2015 in Hospitality, Tourism and Events education. Career A Master’s degree in International Hospitality and Service Management prepares you for a successful career in the service or hospitality industry. This industry is growing at a tremendous pace with an expected increase of more than 30% of jobs worldwide by 2022. The hospitality industry is undergoing constant change, not least driven by shifting customer demands. These changes add to the complexity of the role of hospitality manager, and as a highly skilled graduate of this course you will be in high demand at a variety of companies all over the world. Strategic job As a hospitality and service management professional, you will have an interesting job in a... [-]

Master in International Communication Management (MICM) - full-time

The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 Netherlands The Hague

The MICM attracts students from across the globe who possess a broad spectrum of professional interests and experience. Many of our students already work in [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. The MICM program attracts students from across the globe who possess a broad spectrum of professional interests and experience. Many of our students already work in areas such as corporate communication and public relations, while others come to us from related fields including marketing, brand management, journalism, television, radio, and social media. At the same time we also welcome professionals from diverse areas who seek a career change. We seek professional men and women who have what it takes to successfully complete the MICM program and who will contribute to the richness of the classroom experience. Our Philosophy We believe that the communications professionals of tomorrow must be better equipped to deal with a broad spectrum of issues and challenges than ever before. Moreover, the communications function is increasingly seen as one of strategic importance to most large organizations. Our mission is to bring a practical focus to relevant and cutting-edge theory preparing our graduates to leadership excellence in the communications field of their choice. Our Classroom Experience The MICM curriculum is revised every year so that courses reflect trends in the marketplace in which our students and graduates will work. Courses are offered in diverse areas such as Corporate Reputation, Media Relations, Social Media, Internal Communications, and Brand Management. At the end of the program, each student acts as a consultant to a client organization by completing a thesis that presents a solution to a real-world problem. No discussion of the MICM classroom experience would... [-]

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. [+]

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 MIC trains international communications... [-]

Executive Master in Financial Management

ESA Business School - Ecole Supérieure des Affaires
Campus Full time 16 months October 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Train finance professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions. [+]

XFM: Executive Master in Financial Management

Specialized curriculum in Finance Target: Holder of a university degree Minimum experience: 3 years Language:English

Objective

Train finance professionals to master and deepen their knowledge of the necessary theories and tools for the evolution of their functions.

An international diploma

The Executive Masters in Financial Management is a joint program by ESA Business School and Rotterdam School of Management.

Course structure

Duration: 16 months Organization of courses: once a month - Thursday, Friday and Saturday Schedule:from 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M. An international seminar is organized at Rotterdam every year.

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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 International Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Do you see yourself in an international economic and business environment? Do you seek the challenge of a high-level practice-oriented education to realise your ambitions? The International Economics programme presents you with a wide range of topical global economic issues. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Master in International Economics Are you ready to conquer the world of International Economics? Do you see yourself in an international economic and business environment? Do you seek the challenge of a high-level practice-oriented education to realise your ambitions? The International Economics programme presents you with a wide range of topical global economic issues. In this wide–ranging programme you will explore and analyse the progressive integration of national goods, labour and capital markets and the decline in the national barriers that separated them in the past. You will address the effects the increased interdependence of economies has on governments, firms, their managers and employees. In short, you will be guided to the frontiers of International Economics research in both theory and practice. Rotterdam: where great minds of all nationalities meet Rotterdam, port of Europe, is the city to acquire knowledge regarding international economics par excellence. Here at Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), you surround yourself with students from all nationalities who are as ambitious and inquisitive as you are. Here, you are taught by renowned researchers and leaders in business. A perfect combination for a successful global career. Careers Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) has long been involved in leading developments in teaching, policy and research in international economics and business. This specialisation is designed to continue this tradition. It equips you with the practical and analytical tools to work and excel in the field of international economics, for instance as a: manager consultant policy advisor... [-]