Support to Study in the Netherlands, for Students from Ukraine

Several thousands of Ukrainian refugees registered in The Netherlands by March 2022. The country, like all other European Union countries, grant temporary protection to people displaced from Ukraine due to the armed conflict there. Check the UN Refugee Agency in The Netherlands for further details. 

The Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education (NUFFIC) is a key source of information regarding scholarship opportunities, study programmes and work regulations in the Netherlands.  

Below, you’ll find some of the support programmes and initiatives for displaced Ukrainian students:  

Credential evaluation 

On this NUFFIC page you can find out to which Dutch diplomas can you compare certain Ukrainian diplomas. 

You can find information on the Dutch educational system on this RefugeeHelp page.  

Find general information about qualification recognition and education in the Netherlands on the country’s dedicated ENIC-NARIC page, the European networks in charge of informing people about academic and professional mobility, and on procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications.

Scholarships and financial aid  

Study in Holland (www.studyinholland.nl) offers general information on available scholarships for students in the Netherlands. 

Tilburg University is raising an Emergency Fund that works to support its students who are directly affected by war.  

University of Amsterdam (uva.nl) provides emergency funding to students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus who experience financial hardship due to the war in Ukraine. 

Study programmes and opportunities 

Radboud University offers newcomers with a refugee background the opportunity to participate for free in courses offered by our study programmes.

A list of dedicated pages from Dutch universities that are committed to supporting students and staff members who are affected by the war in Ukraine (please check this Universities of The Netherlands page for updates): 

Other support

  • Refugee Help is the online starting point for Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands and everyone who wants to help. 
  • The Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service provides legal information for Ukrainians reaching the Netherlands 
  • Tilburg University - Several Tilburg University students have taken the initiative to start a local humanitarian aid collection. 
  • The Dutch Erasmus+ platform gives people information about opportunities to study, train, undertake work experience and volunteer abroad. 
  • Key information about the Education System in Poland, on the Eurydice Netherlands overview Page 
  • This European Commission information page offers key information about your rights with regard to crossing the border into an EU country, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for international protection, as well as the rights of travel inside the European Union. 

* Please note we give our best to constantly update the information posted here, but we may not be able to track all specific changes that may occur.

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