Colleges & Universities in the Netherlands

Universities in the Netherlands

Higher Education in the Netherlands


What are the most popular Universities and Colleges in the Netherlands? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2024 Dutch University Ranking of 55 Dutch higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Dutch higher education-related organization.
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

2024 Ranking of Dutch Universities

2024 Sub-rankings by Provinces

The Kingdom of the Netherlands are divided into 12 provinces (Dutch: provincies). The greater number of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the most populated province of South Holland, which hosts the largest city Rotterdam. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into account all provinces which include at least 2 Dutch higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.

Gelderland (8)   Groningen (2)  
Limburg (2)   North Brabant (9)  
North Holland (7)   Overijssel (5)  
South Holland (12)   Utrecht (6)  

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