We have a large community of international students at BU – currently just over 2,000 students from around 100 different countries and regions. At the moment, we have 15 students from the Netherlands studying with us.
We are always happy to welcome new Dutch students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and top-up courses. We are also pleased to offer several exchange programmes through our partner universities in the Netherlands.
We will help you with your application to study at BU, or you can speak to one of our representatives in The Netherlands who can offer assistance with your application. If you'd like more general advice about the UK education system, visas, scholarships or the variety of courses on offer, you should contact the British Council in the Netherlands.
Funding eligibility for EU Undergraduate students
U students applying for university places in the 2020/21 academic year will continue to be eligible for student fee loans and may be eligible for the government Maintenance Loan* - this will be for the duration of their course. Further information about undergraduate funding can be found on the gov.uk website.
*EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years or be EEA migrant workers in order to apply for the government Maintenance Loan.
Funding eligibility for EU Postgraduate students
EU students studying a Master's degree in 2020/21 may be eligible for some funding. The UK government is providing up to £11,222 in postgraduate loans for September 2020 and January 2021. If eligible, you would receive the first payment after your course start date, once we have confirmed that you have registered. Each year's amount will be paid in three instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%. The instalments will be paid directly to you at the beginning of each term.
You can find more information on the gov.uk website.
Stories from the Netherlands
A selection of stories by current students and graduates
Studying MA Creative Writing and Publishing at BU - by Nikki Mennen, MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
Study Skills: the Netherlands vs the UK - by Nikki Mennen, MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
Don’t be fooled by a low number grade - by Nikki Mennen, MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
So similarly different! - by Nikki Mennen, MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
Mind those gluten-free brownies - by Nikki Mennen, MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
5 reasons to start volunteering - by Nikki Mennen, MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
6 steps to renting privately - by Nikki Mennen, MA in Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
12 hours in the life of Nikki Mennen - by Nikki Mennen, MA Creative Writing and Publishing, 2017/18
Lieke’s journey to BU – by Lieke Ruesink, MA Scriptwriting, 2016/17
Read more international student stories.