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Do you dream of studying in Europe? Holland, also known formally as The Netherlands, is located in the heart of Europe and attracts students from all over the world every year. This country offers a diverse environment, vibrant lifestyle, and limitless opportunities.
The Netherlands is globally recognised as being deeply devoted and tied to international business, with strong trading traditions visible throughout its history. A country of creative discoverers and entrepreneurs, Holland became the home of many famous scientists and Nobel prize winners and has always been a progressive leader in continental Europe. This country is well known for the achievements in a wide variety of fields.
The Dutch higher education and training system—with quality of vocational training ranked No. 3 globally— is geared towards meeting the needs of today’s businesses and keeping the economy competitive by graduating a steady stream of highly skilled workers. As a result, businesses in the Netherlands benefit from the assurance that labor is ready when they need it, for as long as they need it.
Home to 14 universities, 34 universities of professional education and a variety of specialized training facilities, the Netherlands has one of the top 10 education systems in the world.
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In absolute figures, government expenditure on education and student grants did not peak in 2010, but in 2018, at over 41 billion euros. In 2010, government spending amounted to approximately 35 billion euros.
In 2018, just over five percent of Dutch GDP was spent on education and student loans. GDP of the Netherlands amounted to roughly 737 billion euros in 2017. Expenditure on education as part of GDP peaked in 2010, at six percent.