French nationals who go to public universities in the Netherlands do so because they want to study and grow in a multicultural environment, practice their English, and gain experience in dealing with actual problems that they will encounter during their careers.

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the Netherlands are accessible and popular with French students for various reasons. Dutch schools and universities are centred around an individual-based educational system with an innovative Problem Based Learning approach.

In this video, you will find some fellow French Students enrolled at Maastricht University talking about what made them choose to become international students in the Netherlands.

If you need to ask a French national about their experience in the Netherlands, or simply to connect with French-speakers like you, join these Facebook communities:

If you’re looking for some tips and tricks on how to master student life in the Netherlands like a local, you can find the best resources for international students provided on the Dutch Student Union website or by joining it and representing your fellow French nationals.

We all get homesick, especially when we live and study abroad. Luckily, French restaurants are highly appreciated in the Netherlands so you can eat like home in any city you decide to go for your studies. For authentic French cuisine and fabulous atmosphere dine in at Cafe de Paris in Amsterdam, Bistrot du Bac in Rotterdam, or Meneer Buscourr in Utrecht.