The Dutch education system may be different from what you are used to. On this page you will find information about education for children and adults, free courses and how to continue your studies in the Netherlands.
Learning the Dutch language
Do you want to learn Dutch? On this page you will find various (free) opportunities to learn the language.
Primary school and secondary school
In the Netherlands, children up to age 16 and sometimes up to 18 have compulsory education: they have no choice but to go to school. They only do not have to attend school if they are ill. They can also request time off from school for special occasions (like Eid-al-Fitr).
After you finish secondary school, you can start studying. You can study in the Netherlands at three different levels. On this page you can read more about those levels. You will also find information about how to pay for your studies.
Free diploma evaluation
If you managed to obtain a diploma in Ukraine and want to study (continue studying), you need to have your diploma evaluated. This way you know at what level you can study in the Netherlands. You can have one diploma evaluated for free.
Help with learning English in the Netherlands
There are several (free) training programmes and courses available for refugees. On this page you will find useful organisations to turn to.