Study Master's Degrees in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Eindhoven at a glance

Eindhoven is a vibrant university city, welcoming a significant number of international students each year. Eindhoven universities deliver top quality education and internationally acknowledged research, encourage students to develop their personal talent, performance and awareness. As the city is offering a great business environment and with numerous career opportunities after graduation, studying abroad in Eindhoven is certainly a valuable option. Eindhoven is a municipality and a city in the province of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams.

Studying

Studying in Eindhoven

In all universities from Eindhoven, most Bachelor programmes are conducted in Dutch language, but you can find plenty of study programmes available in English as well.

Plenty English-taught programmes can be found for the postgraduate degree, Master programmes and PhD courses. For any language you may choose to pursue your studies in, you must provide proof of the language proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge for English, and for Dutch, you must submit the Dutch State Examination NT2-II.

Besides the numerous Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes, you can also enrol to several MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) and PDEng programmes within one university – this particular programme leads to a professional doctorate in engineering degree.

Select from these specialisations: applied mathematics, architecture, data science, engineering, design, medical sciences, sustainable energy, photonics, marketing, dance and more.

You can follow university short courses and learn many foreign languages, and you will also find a few online degree courses in fields like: chemical engineering, automotive technology, human resource management.

Career

Career opportunities in Eindhoven

With a local economy continually growing and developing, major sectors in Eindhoven are: electronics manufacturing, cigar manufacturing, agriculture, high technology, automotive, research and retail.

Some of the top companies in Eindhoven include: Philips, DAF Trucks, TNO Automotive, RES Software, Vodafone, Medtronic, Radobank, Heineken, Studyportals (headquarters), Bosch, Ernst & Young.

International students will have many internship opportunities to choose from, especially in one of the numerous high technology companies.

Life

Eindhoven city life

As the capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven has several interesting and innovative attractions, and you can also enjoy many spots in the middle of nature. Eindhoven is pretty compact, so you can explore it by foot or by bicycle, as the city is very bike-friendly.

Places worth visiting in Eindhoven:

  • Phillips Museum
  • The Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst Museum
  • The Eindhoven Museum (archaeological open-air museum)
  • Sint-Catharinakerk (St. Catherine Church)
  • Temple des Augustins
  • Evoluon, a mushroom-shaped building
  • Lichttoren (Light Tower)

Enjoy and relax in the middle of nature in parks like Stadswandelpark, Genneper Parken, the Philips van Lenneppark.

Night life is focused in bars and pubs; student nights in Eindhoven are Thursdays, check the Stratumseind street and the Market Square. For shopping, Friday is the special day in Eindhoven, as most stores stay open until later.

You can enjoy football and baseball events and you should not miss the interesting festivals held in the city; the most popular are Fiesta del Sol, street- and music acts (annually in June), Glow Eindhoven – an International forum of light in art and architecture.

Outside Eindhoven, check out Nuenen village, famous worldwide due to the fact that Vincent Van Gogh lived here for many years.

If you want to see more of The Netherlands, visit Amsterdam or Maastricht, both about an hour away by train, and you’re also close to Antwerp city in Belgium.

International atmosphere in Eindhoven

Eindhoven gathers a high multicultural environment. Several ethnic minorities have settled in this city: Turks, Moroccans, Chinese, Indians, Germans, Belgians, British and more.

As the investment climate in Eindhoven is among the best in Europe after London and Helsinki, the Financial Times ranked Eindhoven in third place according to the city’s Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index). This means many international business people and expats are living in the city and their number might continue to grow.

Weather Eindhoven

Eindhoven has cold winters and warm summers, with no dry season. The daily mean temperatures in the winter season are around 3°C (37 °F), while the average high temperatures in the summer are 21 – 23 °C (70 – 74 °F). Snow can start falling from November to March.

Universities in Eindhoven

Eindhoven University of Technology offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research.

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