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Netherlands ranks #2 study abroad destination in Europe

The Netherlands has been named the #2 study abroad country in Europe and #7 in the world, according to new rankings released by higher education search portal, educations.com.

“Many international students choose to study here and the country enjoys a diverse international community,” the report says. The 2019 rankings are based on a survey of over 20,000 students from around the world who shared their priorities and concerns when choosing where to study abroad. The top factors that students voiced were used as a quantitative metric, and data from various external industry reports were used to score and rank 61 countries.

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Teaching quality and career goals

The Netherlands scored impressively in both the teaching quality (#3 in Europe) and career goals (#4) rankings. With an emphasis on an interactive and student-centered teaching style, as well as a diverse international community, the Netherlands is a very popular place to not only study but remain after graduation. This is especially because the Dutch government is set on retaining international talent, with the option to apply for a one year residence permit upon graduation. The Netherlands is a natural choice when seeking a destination to study and build a professional career in.

Studying at HAS University of Applied Sciences

Want to study in the Netherlands? Come to HAS University of Applied Sciences! HAS University of Applied Sciences offers study programmes in the field of agriculture, food and spatial and environmental planning. The Netherlands is the world leader when it comes to the agrifood industry. This is the country’s largest economic sector and contributes almost 10% of the Dutch economy and employment. We are number 1 in agrifood innovation and the second largest agricultural exporter of the world. With 9 billion mouths to feed globally by 2050, the Netherlands is playing an important role to play in world food provision. In 2018, HAS University of Applied Sciences was elected by Elsevier Magazine as the best university of applied sciences in the Netherlands, and as second best medium-sized university of applied sciences in the ‘Keuzegids’ for higher professional education.

About educations.com

Educations.com is part of EMG - Educations Media Group, the leader in education marketing in Northern Europe. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, EMG reaches out to students worldwide through its leading online services, comprehensive media partners, print, school visits and education fairs.

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