Holland has a wide variety of study programmes leading to various types of degrees.

If you enrol in a higher education programme in Holland, you will obtain a bachelor’s degree after finishing the undergraduate phase, and a master’s degree after finishing the graduate phase.

Research universities and universities of applied sciences award both bachelor's and master's degrees. Institutes for International Education offer master’s programmes, but no bachelor’s programmes.

If you want to continue after your master's to get a PhD degree, you have to go to a research university.

To find a study programme in Holland, go to the Studyfinder.

Type of institutionDegrees and duration
Research universities Bachelor of Science (BSc): 3 years
Bachelor of Arts (BA): 3 years
Master of Science (MSc): 1-3 years
Master of Arts (MA): 1-3 years
PDEng: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
Bachelor of Laws (LLB): 3 years
Master of Laws (LLM): 1 year
Universities of applied sciences Associate (Ad): 2 years
Bachelor (B) of [field of study]: 4 years
Master (M) of [field of study]: 1-4 years
Bachelor of Science (BSc): 4 years
Bachelor of Arts (BA): 4 years
Master of Science (MSc): 1-2 years
Master of Arts (MA): 1-2 years
Bachelor of Laws (LLB): 4 years
Master of Laws (LLM): 1 year
Institutes for international
Master of Science (MSc): 1-2 years
Master of Arts (MA): 1-2 years
PhD (only possible at 1 institute): duration is flexible
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