Masters (MS) in Netherlands for Indian Students: Universities & Fees

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Anurag Pal Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 13:53 IST

You can get a master’s degree in Netherland either from a research university or at a university of applied sciences. A master’s degree at the universities of applied sciences increases your knowledge and professional expertise at the graduate level. This program is for those who want to be employed in a specific profession already.

The master’s programs offered by research universities are research-oriented and they provide you with the necessary knowledge and analytical skills at the graduate level and help you become an independent researcher either in a specific field or in a multidisciplinary field.

The master’s programs last one year to three years depending upon your course.

Highlights for Master’s in Netherland



Total number of Master’s colleges in the Netherland

Approximately 20+ colleges

Master’s costs in the Netherland

Tuition fee: €8,000 – €20,000 (approx.) annually

Living expenses: €800 – €1,100 monthly

Top specializations

Masters of Science(MSc), Master of Architecture(M Arch), Master of Arts(MA), Master of Laws(LLM), MBA

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Top 10 Master’s Colleges in Netherland

The ranking given below is an overall university ranking by QS world university ranking 2023, and Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking, 2022.


QS Ranking 2023

THE Ranking 2022

University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands



Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands



Utrecht University

Utrecht, Netherlands



Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen, Netherlands



Leiden University

Leiden, Netherlands



Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven, Netherlands



University of Groningen

Groningen, Netherlands



Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands



University of Twente

Enschede, Netherlands



Vrije University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands



Popular Master’s Specialization for the Netherlands

Netherland offers a diverse range of courses to choose from. Some of the most popular courses in the Netherlands for international students are:

  • Master in Liberal Arta
  • Master in Science
  • Master in Engineering
  • Master in Sports Management
  • Master in Philosophy
  •  Master of Business and Finance

Master’s Cost/Fee in the Netherlands

The tuition fee and living expense is one of the major factors when planning to study abroad. The tuition fee and living costs for the international students in the Netherlands are as follows:

  • The average tuition fee for master’s courses in Netherland is between €8,000 to €20,000.
  • The average living cost in the Netherlands is between €800 to €1,100 per month.

Student Visa Cost

International students who wish to study in the Netherlands, need to apply for a residence permit to study (TEV) in the Netherlands. The cost of a visa for the first application or extension of a student visa is €207.

Master’s Requirements for the Netherlands

The Requirements for admission into the master’s program differ for each university. Every university sets some minimum requirements for a program. But, there are some general admission requirements at most universities. Those general admission requirements are as follows:

  • Academic qualifications transcripts
  • CV
  • Letter of Recommendations (LOR)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Work Permit After Master’s in the Netherlands

The education system not only offers a good study climate alone but, tools to start a great career after their graduation. If you are an EEA or Swiss citizen then you do not need to apply for any permit visa to work in the Netherlands. A non-EEA citizen who has completed their studies in the Netherlands needs to apply for the “orientation year” residency permit to stay in the Netherlands and seek work.

Masters Scholarships for the Netherlands

Studying in the Netherland could be costly. The tuition fee with living costs may go to tens of thousands of euros. But, this should not discourage you from getting your master’s degree from the Netherlands. There are several scholarships available for international students, some of the popular scholarships are; the Holland Scholarship, MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP), NN Future Matters Scholarship, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme etc.

Master’s Jobs and Salaries for the Netherlands (ROI)

Netherland has a great demand for international graduates who can join their workforce. There are many job opportunities in the big companies in the Netherlands. The average salary after a master’s in the Netherlands one can expect are as follows:

Field of Study

Average Salary (Annually)

Executive Management and Change


Financial Services


Energy, Chemicals and Environmental


Executive Masters


Masters (Other)


The Netherland welcomes international recruits with open arms, offering them a thriving business climate, industry-leading innovation and an inclusive culture. The Netherlands universities equip you with the necessary skills and tools to be industry-ready.

Master’ Courses

First Year Tuition Fee

MSc Embedded Systems

Delft University of Technology

INR 15,63,188

MSc Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam

INR 13,38,922

Master of Science in Embedded Systems Engineering

HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen

INR 6,43,116

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Eindhoven University of Technology

INR 13,50,594

FAQs for Study a Master’s in the Netherlands

Q. What is the cost of a student visa for the Netherlands?

A. The cost of a visa for international students in the Netherlands is €207.

Q. What is the minimum IELTS required for the Netherlands?

A. Minimum IELTS required for the Netherlands is 6.0

Q. Is it expensive to live in the Netherlands?

A. The average living cost in the Netherlands is €900 per month.

Q. Is it worth studying in the Netherlands?

A. The Dutch universities are as good as the universities of the USA and UK. Dutch university degrees are reputed and recognized all over the world.

Q. Can I work in the Netherland after graduation?

A. Yes, you can work in the Netherlands after graduation. You have to apply for an orientation year residency permit.

Q. How much does it cost to study in the Netherlands?

A. The course fee depends on the kind of course you choose. In general the tuition fee range from €8000 – to €20,000 per year.

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