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Universities in Netherlands

Higher Education in Netherlands

2021 Ranking of Netherlands Universities

Why universities in the Netherlands are the most popular? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Dutch University Ranking, which includes 54 Dutch higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Dutch higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

Investigate the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings of 54 Dutch Universities.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

The Netherlands’ Kingdom is split into 12 regions (Dutch: provincies). The province of South Holland, which includes the largest city Rotterdam, has the highest concentration of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both provinces with at least two Dutch higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings.


Utrecht (6)
South Holland (12)
Overijssel (5)
North Holland (7)
North Brabant (9)
Groningen (2)
Gelderland (8)