The name Netherlands literally meaning "Lower Countries" came about due to its low land and flat geography with only about 50% of its land exceeding one meter above the sea level. Most of the areas are below sea level and are man-made. Since the late 16th century, large areas (polders) have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes, amounting to nearly 17% of the country's current land mass.
The Netherlands covers around 41,000 square kilometers and has a population of about 16 million. With a rich cultural heritage, the country has been home to many of history's most famous names in the areas of Art, Literature, Philosophy and Science.
It also has a long history of international trade, having forged links with countries around the world, bringing together knowledge, skills, business and ideas. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces of which two of the provinces North Netherlands and South Netherlands are the most densely populated and encompass the popular cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
Advantages of studying in Netherlands
- Quality education in safe and modern environment.
- English taught courses.
- Schengen Visa.
- International students are allowed to work 10 hours per week.
- Internship opportunities available.
- Post study work Visa of 1 year.