The oldest refugee organization in the Netherlands!

We offer refugees the opportunity to develop their talents.

The UAF has been providing support to refugee students and professionals in their studies and in finding suitable employment on the Dutch labour market since 1948. We are convinced that anyone who can use their knowledge can make a meaningful contribution to Dutch society. That is why we make such an effort to assist them. We advise refugees based on our knowledge and experience, and build bridges between refugees, educational institutions, (local) governments and employers.


Welcome to the UAF Advisor

Would you like to apply for a study program or a job in The Netherlands? Do you need advice? Answer the questions in the UAF Advisor. Once you have answered all of the questions, you will receive a recommendation that fits your situation.

In addition to information and advice, UAF also provides guidance and financial support. In 2019, the UAF will accept around 1400 new applications. However, we expect a lot more requests. It is possible that you meet all the criteria, but that we can not support you anyway. In that case we give you tips on what you can do yourself.

You can complete the UAF Advisor if you:

  • are a refugee or an asylum seeker
  • have the necessary qualifications for studying at a higher education level
  • are proficient in Dutch or English
  • are willing to learn the Dutch language at an advanced level and you are capable of studying independently
  • have not graduated for a Dutch higher education program before
View the next steps in the process after you are submitted to UAF