Living in the Netherlands

Experience has shown that students living and studying in Apeldoorn spend approximately €800 a month, however in Amsterdam this can be up to €1,000 a month. This amount is needed to cover daily expenses, meals, accommodation costs, insurance, study books etc. This estimate does not include tuition fees and unforeseen costs, and should be used as a general indication of the costs of living. How much money you will actually need depends on your life style. The costs for housing, for example, may differ considerably. Also, if you plan to travel during your stay, you will obviously need more money.

Netherlands so Much More to Offer than "Tulips and Windmills"

With the Netherlands earning a third of its gross domestic product (GDP) from foreign trade, internationalisation in its education sector is of paramount importance. This is according to Peter Potman from the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs who was interviewed by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for the promotion of higher education in the Netherlands. "Dutch companies need people with international experience. If the Netherlands wants to be counted in the world, it needs to internationalise its education," said Potman, acting director-general of foreign economic affairs at the ministry.

Many Chinese Alumni Employed by Dutch HE Sector

Over 60% of Chinese bachelor's and around half of Chinese master's degree graduates still live in the Netherlands three years after receiving their diplomas, a new report by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) states. And around 43% of Chinese PhD graduates are still in the Netherlands 10 years after the end of their PhD contracts. This is around 10 percentage points higher than the stay rate of the average international PhD student in the Netherlands, the quarterly Internationalisation Monitor, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has found.

Summer is here!

Despite many of us leaving the Netherlands for our Summer holidays, there are still quite a few that will be enjoying the beautiful, predictable weather that the Netherlands has to offer. With that in mind, there are many things you can do this summer. Don’t worry, an average student budget will constantly be considered in each activity I find for this article.

Surprising Facts about Dutch Bicycles

You have arrived– an international student in the Netherlands. Next stop, getting a bicycle because everyone has one and it will look so cute on your Instagram feed. But hold on, learning to cycle like a native can be harder than it looks.

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Tips for Starting a Business in Holland

What does it take to start a business in the Netherlands? We asked Wittenborg's business development advisor, Ben Prins, for a few tips.

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Cost of Living for students in the Netherlands

A Very Reasonable Cost of Living

The cost of living in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands is approximately €800 - 900 per month according to the reputable institute cost of Living

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Wittenborg students & staff to run Apeldoorn 'marathon'

Wittenborg students, staff to run Apeldoorn marathon

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Changes to income requirements for international students and workers in the Netherlands

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