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› Apply as soon as possible. Deadlines may differ significantly and usually take place from February till May.
› Sending e-mail (and / or even calling) before / after applying is highly appreciated.
› In the Netherlands, the academic year starts September 1 and ends August 31.
› Internships, part time and / or summer jobs are taken under consideration and could counterbalance a marginal GMAT score.
› Search for academic articles in several electronic libraries. Do not forget to check Google Scholar and SSRN (Social Science Research Network).
› Get used to addressing your professor with his / her first name.
› Almost one out of ten students are expats.
› Study hard but smart! Exams are most of the times issues addressed during lectures.
› Try to get involved into as many projects, assignments, competitions, seminars and associations as possible. Professors appreciate it, firms ask for it and it is a good way to enrich your CV.
› If you think that a subject is interesting do not hide it. Talk to your professor, search for more articles, check industry organisations / corporations and think of a possible thesis topic.
› If you run late for a class, do not bother attending in the middle of the lecture. However, keep in mind that punctuality is highly appreciated.
› Once you have successfully completed your course you may want to consider applying for the orientation year residence permit to stay in the Netherlands and look for a job.
New 'orientation year' residence permit for graduates in the Netherlands
Thinking of staying in the Netherlands after you graduate? Find out about the new version of the 'orientation year' residence permit.
Dutch universities in the 2014/15 QS Rankings
The University of Amsterdam has been rated the best university in the Netherlands, and 50th worldwide, according to this year's QS university rankings.
14 things newcomers need to know about the Netherlands
You've just arrived in the Netherlands and you need a bike, Dutch classes and maybe a place to stay. Here's an indispensable guide to getting started!
More scholarships to attract foreign students
The Ministry of Education is launching 1.000 scholarships per year for foreign students to study in the Netherlands and Dutch students to study abroad.
Dutch university association calls for more scholarships for international students
The Dutch university association is asking the government for more international scholarships, arguing the Netherlands needs more foreign students.
Amsterdam ranks low among international student cities
Amsterdam ranks lowest on a list of European cities when it comes to attracting international students. What does this mean for the Netherlands?
Numbers of foreign students in the Netherlands increases
Enrolments by foreign students in Dutch universities increased in 2013 for the third year in a row.
Help for international students to stay in the Netherlands
The Dutch government has launched a new plan to encourage international students to stay and work in the Netherlands after they finish their studies.
Dutch student housing is the second most expensive in Europe
The Netherlands is the second-most expensive European country for student housing at 100 euros a room.
Student rooms in Amsterdam are most expensive in the Netherlands
Students in Amsterdam can expect to pay almost 500 euros per month for a room in the capital.