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I would like to study or do a short course in the Netherlands. What are the possibilities if I don’t speak Dutch?
I would like to do a study or a short course that is not available in English. However, my Dutch is still at a low level. What can I do?
I would like to study online. Is that possible in the Netherlands?
I would like to do a study at a medium vocational education level in English. What are the options available?
There is a gap in the Dutch education system for those who would like to follow medium vocational education (MBO education) in English. There are some schools that offer bilingual courses on the MBO level, but most schools do not have a regular programme taught fully in English. Some schools (such as Mondriaan) offer these courses from time to time.
Here are a few examples of programmes offered in English:
1. Mondriaan International Stream
Mondriaan offers an international hotel management course on a pre-bachelor level in The Hague.
2. Summa International
Summa College is an MBO school in Eindhoven that offers international programmes every year, taught completely in English, and has been increasing the number of courses. Website: www.summacollege.nl/en/home
We suggest you look at websites for choosing a study track and search for English programmes (www.studiekeuze123.nl, in Dutch). You can also have a look at the MBO schools’ map (www.mboraad.nl/kaart-mbo-scholen, in Dutch) or send us an email and we will check which courses are available.