The Netherlands ranks 9th in the world for higher education in 2022

This year, the Netherlands has snatched the 9th spot among the 20 best countries in the world for higher education, according to The Campus Advisor. ๐ŸŽ‰

The Campus Advisor is a global student platform that allows users to rate and review their university, academic staff, campus facilities, accommodation, and academic experiences!

It recently ran a survey on 17,824 students, asking about the countries where they received their higher education degrees.

The survey took into account the scores of the following categories when calculating the overall rankings of the countries:

  • Quality of Education
  • Cost of Living as a Student
  • Graduate Career Prospects
  • Student Diversity
  • Social Life
  • Arts & Culture

Ninth spot for the Netherlands

The Netherlands achieved a total score of 4.32 out of 5 after combining the scores of the six individual categories.

The top categories for the lowlands were those of ‘Quality of Education’ scoring 4.57 out of 5 and ‘Graduate Career Prospects’ with a score of 4.58 out of 5. ๐ŸŽ“

Here are the individual category scores for the Netherlands:

  • Quality of Education:ย 4.57
  • Cost of Living as a Student:ย 3.19
  • Graduate Career Prospects:ย 4.58
  • Student Diversity:ย 4.49
  • Social Life:ย 4.55
  • Arts & Culture:ย 4.51

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The top 20 countries for higher education in 2022

1United States
2United Kingdom
12Czech Republic
16New Zealand
17South Korea

The United States got the top spot thanks to the great quality of education they offer to its students. If only they could provide them with a standard level of protection and safety as well! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

At least we can say that students aren’t afraid when going to their university campus in the Netherlands. Though, we’re sure the costs of living are bound to give them a fright! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Did your country make it to the list? Tell us in the comments below!

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Lea Shamaa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง
Lea has a passion for writing and sharing new ideas with the world. She enjoys film photography, Wes Anderson movies, fictional books and jazz music. She came to the Netherlands in 2019 for her media studies and has fallen in love with the country and its culture ever since. She loves to ride her bicycle in the city but also feels the need to overtake everyone on the bike lane (she's working on it).


  1. Well, I got my Master Degrees in the Netherlands in 1992. Went to the US in 1993 and attended University here, in Ohio and California. Sorry , but I am not in agreement with the US ranking 1. Level education is not good: many students can not extrapolate from what they learned into plans, can not think beyond what the book says. The cost of living might only be low if you live on campus, but other than that it cost a lot to rent a place. Plus you have study-debts for the rest of your life! Yes social life and art are often part of campus and even your curriculum, so that is better. But nr 1? No not in my years of experience here in the US


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