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Study in Amsterdam

Renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and innovative academic environment, Amsterdam offers an unparalleled student experience. Discover why Amsterdam is the perfect place to further your education and broaden your horizons.

Why study in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands sees over 122,000 international students in its higher education institutions. Today, you will discover why the Netherlands is the ideal destination to study abroad thanks to the affordable, high-quality Dutch educational system, English-taught degrees, and travel opportunities in an open-minded country. According to US News & World Report, the Netherlands ranks #10 overall in Best Countries:


in quality of life


in social purpose


in agility


in entrepreneurship


in open for business

The Netherlands offers international students a fantastic opportunity to access English-taught higher education with a highly affordable, safe, and welcoming European experience.

Discover Amazing Amsterdam

The multicultural city of Amsterdam is one of the world’s most exciting study locations and IC University of Applied Sciences – Amsterdam’s state-of-the-art campus is located right in the heart of it! The Netherland’s capital has long been a popular choice amongst international students thanks to thriving business scene, progressive outlook and first-class education.

IC Amsterdam’s campus is surrounded by a number of start-up companies, offering our students unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities, and is easily accessible by the city’s extensive public transport system.

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in quality of life by Mercer

The city of Amsterdam is the cultural heart of the Netherlands, defined by its rich history, extensive system of canals and small-scale feel. As part of the Netherlands, you’ll benefit from a high-quality education system, diverse international community, and opportunities to travel and explore neighboring European countries.

Almost everyone here speaks English and over 180 nationalities are represented in a city which has just over 810,000 inhabitants, making the city a truly multicultural metropolis. This is one of the main reasons that international students continue to flock to Amsterdam each year, as well as the academic excellence it has to offer and connections to the rest of Europe.

Students are supported in their search for internships and jobs in Amsterdam. With our range of student and career services, we assist students with their educational journey while helping them secure their dream careers. Explore the heart of Europe by studying in Amsterdam.

Why study in Amsterdam?

Diversity in Amsterdam


More than 100 nationalities represent the city with students coming from all over the world, in this city full of canals, museums, parks and many activities waiting to be explored. 

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International hub

Students in Amsterdam benefit from access to large international and Dutch companies such as Philips, ING and Heineken, as well as many academic and cultural organisations. 

Work culture in Amsterdam
Study Business Programs in Amsterdam


The Netherlands has the largest range of English language programmes in Europe, students won’t need to worry as 70% of the population speaks English

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Our campus

Our campus is not just a school; it’s a living testament to the passage of time. The echoes of laughter that once filled the halls of this more than 100-year-old building have evolved into the dynamic hum of entrepreneurial spirit. We’ve carefully preserved the historic charm of the structure while infusing it with state-of-the-art facilities to provide a modern and conducive learning environment.
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Top sights in Amsterdam

In walking distance of our campus is a number of world-famous museums and art galleries as well as a number of internationally recognised concert halls, theatres and opera houses.

With so many things to do in Amsterdam, it can be hard to know where to start so we’ve outlined a few top attractions to check out during your time here.


This world-famous museum is home to renowned collections of illustrations 800 years of Dutch history. Other notable attractions to visit include the Van Gogh museum and Rembrandt House for equally impressive works.


Get lost in one of Amsterdam’s most charming districts, packed full of art galleries, boutique shops, buzzy bars and atmospheric restaurants to explore.

Canal cruises:

Check out Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt whilst absorbing the city’s rich history with one of the many canal cruise companies you’ll find dotted around the city centre.


Covering 47 hectares of the city, Vondelpark is the ideal place to escape from the bustling city life for some tranquil peace.