Founded in 2010, the Dutch Research University Consortium (DRU) consisted of 7 members from Research Universities across the Netherlands, until the addition of two collaborative partners in 2022 from Universities of Applied Science. This broadened the scope of the consortium and precipitated the need to change our name to the Dutch University Consortium (DUC). Consortium members work together to give access to information about study options and systems in the Netherlands, as well as their own institutions.

DUC has created this website as an informative resource for all students, parents, teachers and counselors to help determine if the Netherlands is the right study destination for the student, manage expectations, and find the right fit programme.

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We’ve curated a comprehensive collection of links, documents, and videos to enrich your professional development portfolio. You’re welcome to share these resources with your students, except for the Dutch Higher Education Counseling and Admission Facebook Group, which is exclusively for counselors. click below to access the complete list of resources we’ve assembled for you.