Before going into the details of the duration of the courses; Amita explains about the three types of higher education institutions in the Netherlands. They are - Research University, University of Applied Sciences and Institute of International Education. In a ‘Research University’ undergraduate courses are for three years and postgraduate courses are for two years. But there are some exceptions with some institutions offering MBAs
that range from 12 months to 18 months. University of Applied Sciences offer undergraduate courses that are for four years and postgraduate courses that are for two years. Institute of International Education offer short-term and postgraduate courses.
The short-term courses range from two weeks to six months and the postgraduate courses range from 1 year to 2 years.
Indian students who wish to study undergraduate courses in Dutch institutions should note that they accept students who have completed their high-school in CBSE, ICSE and IB schools. Students who do not meet the required eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses should take up a one-year bridge course, on whose completion they can join an undergraduate course.
Applicants to postgraduate courses should note that preference is given to those students who have studied the same course in their undergraduate level of study.