The below organizations offer services to asylum-seekers and refugees wanting to study in the Netherlands:


UAF provides support to refugee students and professionals in their studies and in finding suitable employment in the Dutch labour market. They advise refugees based on their knowledge and experience, and build bridges between refugees, educational institutions, (local) governments and employers. They offer services such as financial scholarships, mentoring and language courses.

You contact UAF at 030-2041504 (Monday to Thursday 9:30 – 12:30) or by sending a message to their Facebook or Twitter account. Additionally, you can find more information on their website.

Study in Holland – Nuffic

Refugees wishing to be enrolled in intermediate vocational education, higher vocational education, or university education can find information about studying in the Netherlands on this website.

InclUUsion – Utrecht University

Refugees and asylum-seekers who have studied at university in their country of origin, and have a good command of the English language, can take free courses from bachelor studies at Utrecht University (Universiteit Utrecht).

For more information, you can contact Incluusion at [email protected] or +31 6 42221448 and visit their website. If you wish to sign up for courses, you can do so here.

Worth-while-Universiteit Wageningen (WURc

WUR offers refugees and asylum-seekers the opportunity to follow courses at Wageningen University. Courses are available in English or in Dutch on BSc and MSc level in the five disciplinary fields within WUR: Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Animal Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences and Social Sciences. You can find more information about the program on their website, including a list with all the courses and links.