Netherlands

Who hasn't heard of Amsterdam, the capital of culture, coffee houses and canals? Its mesmerising beauty is hard to overestimate, and yet a surfeit of stunning metropoles are only hours, or even minutes, away by train. The Netherlands borders on over-achievement. Its bucolic splendour of national parks and sheep-patrolled polders is perfectly complemented by shimmering lakes, sandy coastlines, and a chain of windswept islands. Best of all, it can all be seen from a bicycle seat.

I had what was no doubt “the experience of a lifetime”! I learnt Dutch to an almost fluent level, made many close friends and had the opportunity to travel to Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and Spain. I spent my 18th birthday in Paris. The 5.5 months absolutely flew by. School was great. It gave me the opportunity to quickly learn Dutch, make friends and also to travel. My host family and I were a perfect match from day one.

Andrew Sward – Semester to The Netherlands

Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts
Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts

Next available departures for Netherlands

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length3 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $8550 Application deadline11/05/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019
LengthSemester DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $10900 Application deadline11/05/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
LengthAcademic Year DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $11900 Application deadline11/05/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length2 months DepartureAug 2020 FeeAU $8150 Application deadline11/05/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019
Length2 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $8150 Application deadline11/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length3 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $8550 Application deadline11/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $8150 Application deadline11/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length3 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $8550 Application deadline11/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $11900 Application deadline11/10/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $10900 Application deadline11/10/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $8150 Application deadline11/10/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length3 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $8550 Application deadline11/10/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount and save $$ off the price of your exchange

If you are planning to go on exchange and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you! The deadline for Scholarship & Early Bird Discount applications is Thursday 31st October 2019 for our standard programs departing between April – September 2020.

Simply fill out our Apply Online form, pay your $150 deposit and send us your signed terms and conditions by 11.59pm AEDT on Thursday 31st October 2019. You will then have until close of business on Thursday 14th November to complete your full application form. It's that simple and it will save you heaps.

Important Program Information

Please note that

  • In addition to the completed application form, applicants need to provide a photo of themselves without being recognisable i.e.: participating in an activity showing a profile shot only along with a short video of you, in which you tell a bit about yourself, it doesn't need to take long, just enough to get a good first impression of you.
  • On arrival students will receive an Orientation - 6 days for long programs an d 4 days for short programs.  For more information on the fun packed week contact our office.
  • Students applying for the Semester and Year programs will have access to a bike free of charge for the entire program length.
  • All students arriving in the Netherlands starting August 2019 will receive a free Museum Card. It will give students free access to every single Dutch museum, from the Van Gogh museum to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and from the Open air museum in Arnhem to the South Sea museum in Enkhuizen, during their entire exchange. Also included for the Summer School programs will be a 4 day/3 night orientation upon arrival, Full day Amsterdam sightseeing tour, Full day Dutch language training, Workshop Cultural Diversity, Meet your student day, Enrolment at a bilingual school (Dutch/English), Online Dutch course (Preparation and Beginners), I love High School Holland T-shirt, One national student event (excursion).