Amsterdam FAQs

Considering heading to university in Amsterdam? Here are the answers to our most commonly asked questions about why you should make the move.

See FAQs about living, working and studying in Amsterdam.


Am I eligible to study in the Netherlands?

Depending on which country you’re from, you may need a residence permit to live and study in the Netherlands. Your university or college will arrange this for you. Find out more. 

How many international students are there?

Record numbers of international students have chosen the Netherlands in the last year – more than 250,000.

Is it worth leaving home for?

Absolutely! International students from all over the world flock to Amsterdam to experience the city’s unique way of life and ever-increasing career opportunities. See our top 10 reasons to study here.

What if I don't speak Dutch?

Not a problem. The Netherlands is exceptionally proficient in English, and more than 1000 study programmes are taught in the English language.