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Holland International Study Center

Address: Piet Heinkade 55, 1019 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Description Holland International Study Center

  • Location: Amsterdam, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Age of students: 17+ years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Programs: preparation for undergraduate programs - Business and Management, Science and Technology; Language educational program. International Foundation Year, English Language Preparation
  • Accommodation type: residence.

The Holland International Study Center (the Dutch International Education Center) is an educational center that specializes in preparing foreign applicants for admission to the Dutch higher educational institutions. The Center offers 2 or 3-term courses in one of two branches - Amsterdam or Groningen.

Educational programs, International Foundation Year (Business and Management, Science and Technology) and the University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year, provide intensive English language studying, adaptation to the educational system, and development of research skills. The English Language Preparation program (available only within the framework of the University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year) means an improvement in the level of English for a one-term program.

After graduation, students can be enrolled in the undergraduate program of one of the eight partner universities:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • University of Twente
  • Tilburg University
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • University Of Groningen
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences
  • Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

After graduating from the university and getting a diploma, everyone can stay in the Netherlands for a year and get a job.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Holland International Study Center

Program name
14.09.2020 -25.06.2022
from 11 900 € / year

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation is offered in special student hotels. Three branches are available for living:

1) Amsterdam City (15 minutes by bike to the educational center)

  • Standard room
  • Panoramic room
  • Angular room
  • Panoramic corner room.

2) Amsterdam West (30 minutes to the transportation educational center)

  • Standard room
  • Standard plus.

3) Groningen (15 minutes by bike to the educational center)

  • Standard room
  • Panoramic room.

Student hotels include the following set of amenities:

  • 24-hour security
  • Maintenance staff
  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Wi-Fi in each number
  • Own bathroom in each room
  • Common or separate kitchen (depending on the room type)
  • Game rooms
  • Individual and joint training sites
  • Laundry
  • Dining room
  • Bicycle.

IMPORTANT! Since the demand for student hotels in the cities of the Netherlands is very high, it is recommended to book a place in hotels in advance. For clarification of availability, selection and payment, please contact our specialists.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, business, Business and management, chemistry, Dutch Language, engineering, English, Information Systems, marketing, maths, Microeconomics, Natural Sciences, physics

Events Holland International Study Center

Living in Amsterdam, students immerse in the unique atmosphere of the city with a population of about 800 thousand people 180 (!) of different nationalities. Students have the opportunity to study the architectural and historical monuments of the city all year round, to make foot and transport walks. Festivals and events of various subjects in the field of culture, music, cinema, sports are constantly held in the city.

The most popular attractions are:

  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
  • The Van Gogh Museum
  • The Royal Palace
  • Anne Frank's House.

A variety of musical activities are in great demand among students:

  • Kite Board Open is the largest beach event in Europe
  • 5 Days Off - electronic music festival
  • Grachtenfestival is a classical music festival.

Groningen is the cultural and economic capital of northern Holland. 25% of the city's population are students. World famous festivals are held annually in Groningen:

  • Eurosonic Noorderslag
  • Noorderzon Performing Arts (attracts up to 135,000 visitors annually)
  • International festival of student short films flicks.

Students regularly visit the Lauwersmeer National Park, where you can always relax and gain strength by riding a bike or boat.

Also, students have the opportunity to travel to European countries and cities, since the Schengen visa makes it convenient to travel to any European capital.

Sports facilities on the territory of the centers open up access for students to more than 80 sports and 50 different student sports clubs.

Available Sports:

  • Aikido
  • American football
  • Track and field athletics
  • Badminton
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Box
  • Jiu-jitsu
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Yoga and others.


  • University Learning Style
  • Professional teaching staff
  • Cooperation with leading universities in the country
  • Unique teaching methods
  • Mentoring program - support for international students in all aspects of educational and life issues
  • An effective system of adaptation to the Netherlands system of education, language and culture
  • Teaching English at the highest level.

Equipment Holland International Study Center

Both branches of the center - in Amsterdam and Groningen - are equipped with the latest technology. In the complex of centers are:

  • Large and bright audiences
  • Comfortable workstations
  • Equipment for interactive classes
  • Computer classrooms
  • Audiences for independent work
  • Audiences for relaxation
  • Libraries
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Language labs
  • Fitness centers
  • Sports centers.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into trimesters:

1) International Foundation Year (Business and Management, Science and Technology)

  • Start of classes - September
  • Term 1 - from September 18 to December 15
  • Term 2 - from January 2 to March 30
  • Term 3 - from 2 April to 6 July

2) University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year

  • English Language Preparation
  • The beginning of classes - September
  • Term 1 - from January 2 to March 30.
  • Business and m Management (Business and Management)
  • The beginning of the classes is January (or September, if you first take the English course - English Language Preparation - Duration 1 trimester)
  • Term 1 (2) - from 2 January to 30 March
  • Term 2 (3) - from 2 April to 6 June.

The  information about availability of places and cost of living should be checked with our specialists.

Additional charges

  • Registration payment
  • The deposit (is returned)
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Living
  • Shipping expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The International Foundation Year program (directions of Business and Management, Science and Technology):

  • Age of students at time of admission from 17 years
  • The level of English in IELTS from 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in the section of the letter and not below 4.5 in all other sections)
  • Graduated High school (marks 4 and 5 in the Russian certificate).

Program of the University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year:

  • Age of students at time of receipt from 17 years old
  • Level of English in IELTS from 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in the letter section and not below 5.0 in all other sections)
  • High school graduated (marks 4 and 5 in the Russian certificate).

The English Language Preparation program (available only at the University of Applied Sciences International Foundation Year):

  • Age of students at the time of enrollment of 17 years
  • Level of English in IELTS from 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in the section of the letter and not below 4.5 in all other sections)
  • The finished senior (marks 4 and 5 in the Russian certificate).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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