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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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MA International Relations

Webster University Leiden
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Netherlands Leiden

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs. Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as globalization, human rights, humanitarian action, and economic development. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended to students planning to pursue a PhD, or an academic career at another institution. Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: - Demonstrate a working knowledge of several sub fields of the discipline. - Demonstrate strong research skills. - Critically analyze international events and issues. - Apply theories of international relations to the practice of international affairs. - Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills. - Develop the requisite skills to seek employment relevant to the field by having the necessary education. Fees Students will be charged a tuition fee of €1,665 per 3-credit course. The INTL program consists of 12 courses in total and the INGO program consists of 13 courses in total. [-]

Master Sensor System Engineering (SSE)

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

This master prepares you for a bright future in the fascinating world of advanced sensor applications. A domain that is rapidly growing, providing all kinds of interesting prospects for you, ambitious engineers. Within the globally important domain of health, sensor applications will provide totally new ways to monitor, heal, treat and care for people. [+]

Sensor System Engineering: www.hanzegroningen.eu/msse Passionate about technology and engineering? ​​ Are you open minded, do you like to stretch boundaries to find out what is out there? Can you apply yourself, developing new ways to move the technology ahead, specifically in the health domain? Then take a moment to consider the opportunity to join us for one year to complete the Sensor System Engineering (SSE) honours master's programme.​​​ Programme overview General knowledge about sensor applications needed for any type of specialisation Specialised knowledge involving sensors in the health domain Honours content Master's thesis project (30 ECTS) General knowledge about sensor applications needed for any type of specialisation Linear algebra (4 ECTS): mathematics required for the next modules. Advanced data analysis (4 ECTS): integrating data coming from multiple complex sensors and to interpret this data correctly Modelling & simulation (4 ECTS): theory and tools required to model complex systems and to analyse and represent simulated data. Data centric architectures (4 ECTS): the architectural design of sensor systems at the level of of system architectures for big data applications and at the level of digital signal processing (DSP). Specialised knowledge involving sensors in the health domain Products and services in Health (4 ECTS): using real cases to learn the full design process of a health related sensor system. Sensor applications in Health (3 ECTS): exploration of sensor applications in biology, technology, diagnostics and application in health environments like hospital and home care. Honours content Professional skills (3 ECTS): learning to excel in... [-]

Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30 months September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen Arnhem + 2 more

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. For EU students Translating research into products The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field. During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes. Professional opportunities The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects. You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research. Two-year course taught in English The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course. Master in Molecular Life Sciences Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria: - You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Science or... [-]

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. [+]

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, marketing-/ brand management and... [-]

Master in Marketing

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

Our distinctive Marketing programme brings you the latest insights and newest techniques in economics and marketing. It’s evidence-based and covers everything from target market selection, segmentation and positioning to quantification of marketing effectiveness. In an age where accountability matters, and where your ability to use data and your flexibility to use new media to reach consumers is crucial, obtaining a marketing degree at ESE will put you ahead of other graduates. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Master Marketing A top-notch distinctive programme to prepare you for future marketing challenges Our distinctive Marketing programme brings you the latest insights and newest techniques in economics and marketing. It’s evidence-based and covers everything from target market selection, segmentation and positioning to quantification of marketing effectiveness. In an age where accountability matters, and where your ability to use data and your flexibility to use new media to reach consumers is crucial, obtaining a marketing degree at ESE will put you ahead of other graduates. In several courses and electives you will address marketing issues in theory and practice in preparation of the challenging interactive seminars. Topics vary from branding to marketing analytics, innovation, neuromarketing, and global marketing strategy. A thesis completes the programme: your prelude to a successful career. Be at the forefront of a marketing revolution The marketing department of the Erasmus School of Economics is arguably the top marketing science group in Europe (by all measures). The department has trained more current and former top executives than any other marketing group in the Netherlands, because of the intellectual rigor and the practical experience you gain during the programme. This is where you start. Careers Our Marketing group has trained many top executives worldwide. Their programme offers you great career opportunities, too. For example: product/brand manager in a variety of industries. Examples: Philips, Unilever, Nestlé, Pfizer, IBM, Microsoft marketing analytics expert or market researcher in consulting firms (e.g., McKinsey, BCG, VODW), and in multinationals (e.g.,... [-]

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 [+]

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 be complete without a... [-]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 10 months October 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam


The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is a joint programme organized by the EMLE Consortium, of which seven European universities and two non-European university are full members. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Do you want to study the interaction of law and economics? The joint European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Master Programme of “outstanding academic quality”. As a student you will become familiar with the economic effects of legal rules. You will be able to understand the economic implications of the core branches of law, such as contracts, property, corporate, torts and competition law. the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws . an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach the perfect boost for an international professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. the possibility to apply for several scholarships of Eramus Mundus What aspects does the programme cover? 
The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is a joint programme organized by the EMLE Consortium, of which seven European universities and two non-European university are full members. The programme covers one academic year. The courses start in the beginning of October and end in July. The academic year is subdivided into three terms. In the first term, courses are offered in Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam. In the second term students will study in Rotterdam, Ghent or Hamburg. In the third term there is a wide gamut of courses and thesis topics to choose from. Students can spend their... [-]

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 Finance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

This Master’s programme provides conceptual frameworks and practical insight, both of which are vital to grasping how management and markets operate... [+]

Master in Finance

 

If you are interested in gaining a better understanding of how financial management and financial markets work, the Master’s in Finance at VU University Amsterdam is an excellent place to start. This Master’s programme provides conceptual frameworks and practical insight, both of which are vital to grasping how management and markets operate in the financial sector.

 

 

Study programme

The aim of the programme The Master’s programme in Finance gives you a thorough basis for a good start as a finance professional. The first blow is half the battle. This programme raises your level of knowledge in Investments and Corporate Finance, educates you on how to apply this knowledge in practice (cases) and trains you in creating new knowledge at the cutting edge of current academic thought. The first two learning goals are integrated in four compulsory courses (Corporate Finance, Empirical Finance, Asset Pricing & Investments and Financial Markets & Institutions) and two or more elective  courses which enables you to specialize further.Both individually and in teams, you will work on academic research projects answering real-life questions raised in the world of finance. Finance can only become your second nature if you are able to acquire, apply and create knowledge simultaneously.... [-]


Master Interior Architecture

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

At the Master Interior Architecture you will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. [+]

Master Interior Architecture At the Master Interior Architecture you will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. What can this Master Interior Architecture offer you? Perception and expression in the architecture of the interior What makes a certain place so characteristic? Is it the light, falling in a specific angle through the glass windows? The material and colors of the chairs, tables, curtains, walls, floor? The specific sounds of the room? The touch, the smell of things? The people…? Phenomenological aspects determine the atmosphere of an interior. The core Interior at our Master Interior Architecture is no niche, nuance or aspect of architecture, but a fundamental attitude towards the surrounding world. The core of this Master is the understanding of a place in all its manifestations, before you start to transform it because of changing needs and requirements. What will you learn? You will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and realize that concept. Important part is how to present your conclusions as an essential component of your architectural design. At each assignment you will be asked to draw connections between your own work and that of others and between your work and the audience. Also you will make an active contribution in collaborative projects. In the two years you study in Maastricht you will get the chance to deepen your design skills, personal interpretation of... [-]

Erasmus+ Master in International Health (EM+ MIH)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Erasmus+ Master in International Health blended programme is a one year full time programme that requires you to only be 3 months away from home. It consists of three months core course at KIT after which advanced modules and thesis are done by e-learning at KIT in Amsterdam, Queen Margaret University, and Bergen University. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Do you want to study a master’s programme but are you not able to leave your job or home for a year? This new master’s programme given by KIT, University of Bergen and Queen Margaret University offers an ideal solution so you can benefit from a balanced blended teaching programme which is given partly on location and partly by innovative distance learning methods. The Erasmus+ blended master programme is a one year full time programme that requires you to only be 3 months away from home. It consists of three months core course at KIT after which advanced modules and thesis are done by e-learning at the three institutes. The Erasmus+ Master in International Health has a special focus on Human Resources for Health in Low and Middle income countries. The programme is taken in the following order: A. Core Course (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (on location, Amsterdam) B. Advanced Modules (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Human Resources for Health (e-learning) Queen Margaret University: Emerging challenges in the Global health Workforce (e-learning) University of Bergen: Applied economic evaluation in Health Care (e-learning) Queen Margaret University: Research Design and Proposal Writing (e-learning) C. Thesis (20 ECTS) KIT (Royal Tropical Institute): Thesis (supervision from a distance) Detailed course programme A. Core course The core course, Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (NTC), takes place on location at KIT in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 12 September- 16 December... [-]

Master in Business Studies - Global Banking and Financial Markets

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Global Banking and Financial Markets is taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 27 courses for 54 credits .... [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN GLOBAL BANKING Level 500 GSCGB501 Financial Markets and Banking Systems (2) GSCGB502 Investment Banking and Securities Markets (2) GSCGB503 Derivative Products (2) GSCGB504 Financial Risk Management (2) Comprehensive Cases in Global Banking (2) Research Project in Global Banking (2) Level 600 Thesis in Global Banking (8) Capstone Project in Global Banking (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master degree and who are... [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits... [-]

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 in Physics

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Netherlands Noordwijk

Physicists explore the characteristics of the world and the universe and refer to them to formulate the laws of nature, the most fundamental descriptions of reality. This makes them universal problem solvers. [+]

Masters in Netherlands 2017. Physicists explore the characteristics of the world and the universe and refer to them to formulate the laws of nature, the most fundamental descriptions of reality. This makes them universal problem solvers. You develop the analytical properties needed to meet key challenges in scientific, economic and industrial fields by working with experimental, theoretical and computer-based methods. In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Physics, you will build upon knowledge obtained during the bachelor's degree programme and deepen your understanding of an area of expertise in the field of physics as well as familiarise yourself with the latest physical research, especially basic research. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of physics. You will become highly qualified to perform various tasks both in Austria and abroad by completing this research- and application-based programme in an international environment. Content You deepen and broaden your physical and mathematical knowledge. You familiarise yourself with current physical research. You specialise in an area of expertise in the field of physics. You learn to solve complex problems independently using physical and mathematical methods. You learn to think analytically. You use experimental, theoretical and computer-based physical methods to solve problems. You improve your specialist English vocabulary. Specialisation subjects You can choose one of the following areas of specialisation: Astrophysics Atmospheric Physics and Climate Experimental Physics Space Physics and Aeronomy Theoretical and Computational Physics It is possible to individually combine modules from the areas of specialisation with guidance from a mentor. Career Options Physicists are... [-]