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The Dutch education system may be different from what you are used to. These resources can get you started in Dutch education for children and adults, free courses, and how to continue your studies in the Netherlands.

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

There are several free trainings and courses being made available to refugees.

WURth-while-University Wageningen

WUR offers refugees and asylum seekers the opportunity to take courses at Wageningen University. The courses are taught in Dutch and English at BSc and MSc level in the fields of: Agrotechnology and Food sciences, Animal sciences, Environmental sciences, Plant sciences and Social sciences.


Refugees and asylum-seekers who have studied at university in their country of origin, and speak English, can take free courses from bachelor studies at Utrecht University

Leiden University on Coursera

Leiden University offers free online courses, arranged by the top experts in their fields.

Leiden University on Future Learn

Leiden University offers free online courses, arranged by the top experts in their fields.


TU/enable offers newcomers in the province of Noord-Brabant a chance to participate in a selection of regular undergraduate courses for free

Radboud University

Radboud University welcomes all newcomers with academic backgrounds and proper levels of English or Dutch to apply to bachelor courses of selected study programmes and participate for free.


HackYourFuture is a free education program to learn programming. The program takes 7 months and is meant for talented refugees and other disadvantaged groups with limited access to education and the labour market.