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

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Next available departures for Netherlands

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length3 months DepartureLate Oct 2018 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline15/08/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length2 months DepartureLate Nov 2018 FeeAU $7300 Application deadline15/08/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length10 months DepartureJan 2019 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length5 months DepartureJan 2019 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length3 months DepartureEarly Jan 2019 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length5 months DepartureAug 2019 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline31/03/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018 Scholarship deadline31/10/2018
Length10 months DepartureAug 2019 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline31/03/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018 Scholarship deadline31/10/2018
Length3 months DepartureLate Aug 2019 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline31/03/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018
Length2 months DepartureLate Aug 2019 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline31/03/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018
Length3 months DepartureLate Oct 2019 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline15/08/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length2 months DepartureLate Nov 2019 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline15/08/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length10 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline15/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length5 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline15/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length3 months DepartureEarly Jan 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline15/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length3 months DepartureLate Aug 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline31/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019
Length2 months DepartureLate Aug 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline31/03/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019
Length2 months DepartureLate Nov 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline15/08/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020

Please note that

  • There is a separate application form for the Netherlands that can be accessed from our downloads page. Please contact us if you would like one sent to you. 
  • In addition to the completed application form, applicants need to provide a photo of themselves without being recognisable ie: participating in an activity showing a profile shot only.
  • Once a student has been accepted onto a program they will be provided with access to an online language course. Having a basic knowledge of the language allows easy adaption to school and Host family life.