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11. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

I should look up the details, but I believe that the Dutch government found a way to restrict this avenue, Maia. Not close it down, but they set additional requirements which make it a lot less speedy than it used to be.

Re Hogeschool Rotterdam: the overwhelming majority of programmes is taught in Dutch. The only programmes that are directly open to non-Dutch speakers appear to be their business courses... I suppose you found

  • this page, which contains general information on the structure of education at HR / in the Netherlands in general
  • this page, which contains contact details for the international office and general requirements for foreign students

On a side note: the HR is not a particularly high-ranking institution. If you consider starting a family and career in the Netherlands, I think you should reconsider this choice. Here is what is generally considered the most authoritative dutch ranking. As you can see, HR has some very good programmes, but a mediocre overall score.

12. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

I should look up the details, but I believe that the Dutch government found a way to restrict this avenue, Maia. Not close it down, but they set additional requirements which make it a lot less speedy than it used to be.

That is something I would be really interested in knowing - how the Dutch managed to mess with German immigration laws.

The only way I can envision them doing it is by making it more difficult for a Dutch citizen to marry a foreigner.

If Nicole and her bf move to Germany and both attend university in Germany or find a job in Germany it is not up to the Dutch to say anything against it.

Of course, if they both live in Germany and Nicole has a German residency permit and wants to study/work in the Netherlands - then the Dutch authorities can make Nicole's and her bf's life difficult.

Nicole, if you want to explore this route take a look at www.daad.de - all about studying at a German university.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Sep-2009, at 16:29 by t_maia ]

13. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

The only way I can envision them doing it is by making it more difficult for a Dutch citizen to marry a foreigner.

And that's exactly what they did - or are trying to do; as I said, I should look up the details. Of course this isn't targeted against other EU citizens; not the 'wealthy' ones, at least

14. Posted by Nicole777 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

My bf and I do not really want to get married at 18 XD But if we are 21 we can have a registered partnership which would allow us to live together without being married and reside legally in the Netherlands. Germany isn't really an option as I speak no German at all and I wouldn't have the money to get a place to stay. Also, I hear it is harder for an American student to get into Dutch Schools does anyone know the equivalent to a Dutch Diploma? and about Hogeschool Rotterdam, thanks for telling me that its rather mediocre, but can anyone recommend a better school in or around Rotterdam/Spijkenisse? (My bf lives in Spijk, so I can go anywhere that is a reasonable distance from there)

15. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

As I said, contact Nuffic. They can probably tell you what is the best route to take in your case. It's not necessarily hard to get into the Dutch tertiary education system with a US diploma: there simply is no one-to-one 'conversion rule'.

Even better, pick a school first and ask them what their requirements are (these tend to vary from one school to the next). As I am not from the region, I can't really help you out. Also, much depends on what you want to do, and which school is willing to admit you. Here you can find an overview of all Polytechs in the Netherlands. Remember that the country is small and classes tend not to be daily, so commuting is also an option.

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