Still plenty of time to apply to most degree programmes in the Netherlands
Written in News & Updates on Monday, 17 April 2023 00:37

In the Netherlands, only 10% of their undergraduate degree programmes have a selection procedure. For the rest, you have a right to a place on a programme, if you obtain their minimum entry requirements.

In the Dutch system, there are both Research Universities (several of which are higher-ranked than all of our universities), which offer a more traditional text-book based education, and the more hands-on Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS).

Most of the programmes in the Research Universities have a 1st May application deadline (and a few even later) and most of those in the UAS have a deadline of 1st August (though some close earlier!).

Those programmes with a selection procedure had a deadline of 15th January, so it is too late to apply to programmes such as Psychology, However, note that some of the Research Universities offer a US-inspired Liberal Arts & Sciences programme where, after a general first year, you can major in the subject of your choice (such as Psychology). Despite having a selection procedure, some of those programmes are still open for applications.

The city of Groningen which has a large population of Irish students, both at
the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences.