Pathways to Universities in Holland (Netherlands), Amsterdam and Groningen


Pathways to world-ranking universities in Holland. The Holland International Study Centre partners with world-leading universities. Whether you’re looking for a broad research-focused degree or a practical degree preparing your for a particular profession, we’ll help you get the preparation you need for success. 

Amsterdam progression

From the Holland International Study Centre Amsterdam you can progress to one of the following universities:

• Erasmus University Amsterdam
  o BSc in Economics and Business Economics
  o BSc International Business Administration (IBA)
• Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  o BSc in International Business Administration
  o BSC in Business Analytics
  o BSc in Computer Science
• Tilburg University (Tilburg)
  o BSC in International Business Administration
  o BSC in Economics
 Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Groningen)
   o BBA in International Business and Management Studies

General entry requirements

IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing and no other sub scores below 4.5 

Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study 

Age 17+

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A three-term pathway

The International Foundation Year will fully prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree at one of our partner universities in Holland. Study at our centre in Amsterdam or Groningen and choose from two routes: Business and Management or Science and Engineering.

You will study a mix of core and subject-related modules to develop your academic skills, English language, employability skills and academic knowledge. This Foundation programme is an ideal first step towards studying an English-taught degree in business and management at a university in Holland. 

Studying in small classes for 16 hours per week, plus 20 hours of self-study per week, you will be thoroughly prepared to enter your chosen degree

Core modules:
Academic English Skills; Dutch Culture and language; Study Tools; Tutorial and Personal and Professional Development

Route modules for Business and Management:
Mathematics I
Introduction to Accounting
Mathematics II – Business
Information Systems
Introduction to Marketing

Route modules for Science and Engineering:
Mathematics I - Science
Physics I
Mathematics II - Science
Physics II
Chemistry I
Mathematics III - Science
Physics III
Chemistry II

Start date: September in Amsterdam 

Tuition fees 2018 
€ 17,400 International Foundation Year (three terms)
€ 11,330 University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year (two terms)
€   2,500 English Language Preparation (ELP) (one term)*

*ELP is offered in September – one term before the University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year starts in January – to enable students to improve their English language skills before joining the programme.