Study in Netherlands

If you want to study in Netherlands, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Netherlands has 13 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Netherlands is Delft University of Technology, which is ranked at number 59.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Netherlands is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Netherlands below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Netherlands’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Netherlands is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

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Top universities in Netherlands

Statistics about Netherlands

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 11.62%
  • Of which, on higher education 28.79%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 78.5%
  • Population 16,936,520
  • Unemployment 6.9%
  • Annual GDP 1.99%
Data source: The World Bank