Start a great career

The Dutch education system looks beyond offering good quality study programmes. It is a common belief in the Netherlands that offering a good study climate alone is not enough, but that students need to be given the tools to start a great career after receiving their diplomas.

It is therefore no surprise that large international recruitment agencies see graduates from Dutch institutions as highly interesting and highly employable.

Staying in Holland to find a job

The Dutch government and Nuffic want to make sure you are well informed about your options to stay in Holland for work. You can read all about career opportunities, business culture, salary and practical information on the NL Alumni website.

Find out more about the special residence permit scheme, the Orientation Year, aimed at retaining foreign talent for the Dutch labour market.

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Finding a job in a different country

If you want to leave Holland to return to your home country or move to another country, with a Dutch diploma in your pocket chances are that you will find a job without having to look far.

The Dutch higher education system offers high quality, but wouldn’t it be great if you could prove it? If you move to another country, a diploma description can be helpful in explaining which study programme you have followed in the Netherlands and the value of the diploma you were awarded.

It provides your prospective employer, or a government agency insight into your qualifications and may improve your chances of finding work.