Nuffic is the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. From primary and secondary education to vocational and higher education, research and adult education.

Nuffic plays an important role in fostering international cooperation in education between the Netherlands and other countries. Its goal is to support Dutch institutions and the Dutch government in internationalisation activities.

When applying for the zoekjaar, any foreign diploma has to be evaluated by Nuffic. You can learn more information about credential evaluation on the International Credential Evaluation website. You can visit the Nuffic website below for additional information on recognised diplomas.

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Preparing for your orientation year

There are many practical things to consider and prepare for when you apply for the orientation year visa. However, if your application is successful, then it's important to consider how you wish to spend the orientation year and what you can do to make sure that you make the most of the year. Would you like to build the foundation for a start-up, or learn more about a target audience in preparation for a self-employed residence permit? Or perhaps you would like to take the opportunity to integrate more into the Netherlands, by learning Dutch and networking? 

Read our article below on some general tips and tricks for navigating your orientation year, to give yourself the best possible headstart during your stay in the Leiden region. 

Advice for your orientation year
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