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Why study an MBA in the Netherlands?

Located in the centre of Europe, the Netherlands is the perfect study destination for those seeking an international MBA program in a multi-national country that is a major player in European finance and business.
 
Nearly all MBA courses in the Netherlands are taught in English and with cheap tuition fees, excellent business and networking opportunities, so choosing to study an MBA program in the Netherlands could be a wise option for those looking for value for money.

What international MBA programs are offered in the Netherlands?

Many MBA programs in the Netherlands are subsidised by the government, so qualifying students may find tuition fees cheaper here than other countries. The Netherlands offers the full range of business qualifications and specialisations. Corporate and social responsibility and sustainability MBAs are particularly well-received in the Netherlands, which has a reputation for being a market leader in green business.

Immigration and visas in the Netherlands

EU students are able to come and study in the Netherlands providing you are studying at an approved institution for more than three months and have sufficient income to support yourself. Non-EU students will need to apply for a visa dependent on their nationality. You will generally need to show the following, regardless of your nationality:
 

  • You have a confirmed place on a course at a recognised education institution
  • You are not already in the country on a tourist or business visa
  • You have paid all relevant visa fees
     

What are the costs of studying for an MBA in the Netherlands?

Tuition fees for international MBA programs in the Netherlands differ to many other countries. Instead of charging a set fee, each university decides how much fees for each course will be. To study an MBA in the Netherlands, anything up to €29,000 is charged per program.
You will also have to factor in living costs and travel when budgeting to study an MBA program.

Working in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has the world’s 17th largest economy and its unemployment is one of the lowest in the European Union. The country’s financial and business capital is Amsterdam while the port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest.

The largest economic sector in the Netherlands is business services, which makes up nearly two-thirds of the country’s gross domestic product. Another major sector is agriculture, while the Netherlands is the largest producer of natural gas in Europe. It also has a growing chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Many MBA graduates go on to set up businesses or work in the financial industries after finishing their studies – this is a great country to make contacts if you want your business to grow.

What to do next

If you would like more information on choosing and applying for an MBA program in the Netherlands, sign up to our Free Application Service. We’ll get in touch with you with information tailored to your requirements, including advice on the best business course for you.