14 Top-Ranked Universities in Netherlands

With some of the oldest universities in the world, and one of the first countries in continental Europe to introduce English-taught courses, the Netherlands has started to get a lot of attention for its highly ranked, prestigious medical schools, engineering schools, law schools, and business schools. And a lot of attention for their easy-going laws, but that's another subject altogether.

Several institutions and universities all over the Netherlands have high rankings and a global reputation for scientific discovery and research. Just think of Leiden University, Utrecht University, Wageningen University and Research, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Eindhoven University of Technology - just some of the many schools and institutions in the Netherlands that are popular and highly ranked among the best universities in the world.

World university rankings take into consideration the teachers' competencies, the quality of education, and student satisfaction, as well as the international student ratio, and the number of citations their research gets. So, there's a lot of work that goes into making this university rankings list and selecting the best academic institutions Netherlands has to offer. Using the highest ranked universities below as a starting point, you can bet you'll stand out from other students and you'll join a fine and amazing elite who attended some of the top Dutch universities.

Top Ranked Universities on MastersPortal

Universities World University Ranking (2018) Academic Ranking of World Universities (2017)
59 101
63 151
64 101
67 88
68 47
72 73
83 59
103 201
122 101
122 101
141 301
165 101
179 301
195 -
Netherlands

Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.