The Netherlands (Holland) is one of Europe's leading countries for international education. The small country is home to many modern universities. Thanks to the remarkable quality of research and higher education in the Netherlands, the country secured the bronze rank in our own 2017 Country Ranking, behind Germany and the United Kingdom.
In the table below, we have compiled the top 10 best universities in the Netherlands. The list shows their positions in the most popular university rankings: the Times Higher Education ranking (THE), the QS World University Rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU, often called “Shanghai Ranking”) and the US News Best Global Universities Ranking.
The impressive standing of Netherlands in global university rankings is positively impacted by the Dutch approach of internationalising their university system. After the Bologna Process was initiated, Holland was one of the first countries to make serious efforts at offering study programmes in English. Although much smaller than its neighbours Germany or France, the Netherlands offers the most English-taught programmes anywhere in continental Europe.
|Wageningen University and Research Center||47||119||101-150||102|
|University of Amsterdam||58||57||101-150||63|
|Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)||65||62||151-200||177|
|Erasmus University Rotterdam||71||144||101-150||75|
|University of Groningen||74||113||72||86|
|Radboud University Nijmegen||125||190||101-150||97|
|VU University Amsterdam||154||199||101-150||86|
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