Let knowledge and talent flourish

Siyad doesn't like looking back. 'I always want to move on.' That attitude led him to become a successful periodontist - a specialization within dentistry. When he finds two UAF members in his treatment chair in a short time, Siyad's doors to the past open. 'The UAF is an old friend that I don't call enough.'

We are committed to the development of refugee students and professionals and their integration into the Dutch labor market. We have been doing this since 1948. We represent their interests, give advice and offer guidance and financial support. We share our knowledge and experience with educational institutions, employers and municipalities. Are you in?

I want support

Do you want to study or are you looking for a job? Find out if the UAF can do something for you. Our guidance and financial support is supplementary to existing facilities.

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I want to collaborate

Do you, as a company, fund, municipality or educational institution, want to offer opportunities for study or work? We are happy to share our knowledge and experience. Discover the possibilities.

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I want to help

Support our work financially or use yourself as a mentor? That is more than welcome. Find out what you can do. 

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We represent refugees interests and share our knowledge and experience

Op smart and effective ways offering opportunities to refugee students and professionals, together with our partners. That is what we do. In 2023:

  • We had average 3.220 refugees in guidance who together follow 4.001 guidance modules.
  • Deden 1.523 refugees appealed to the UAF for support.
  • Were able to honor 1.080 honor requests. These students and professionals started with a modular coaching process that matches their talents and ambitions.

News & blogs

July 04, 2024

Betül: 'When I think ahead to my graduation ceremony, I already feel happy'

After fleeing her country, Betül (31) must reinvent herself. She says goodbye to the legal profession

July 01, 2024

Muhammed: 'All those changes at the same time, that was difficult'

Change course. Sometimes that is a luxury, but for Muhammed (35) it was a necessity. Then the state he

July 01, 2024

2023 annual report

2023 marked the 75th anniversary of the UAF, celebrated with inspiring stories of refugees

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