I want to work

You want to use your knowledge and experience in the Netherlands. We help you find a job in which you can be successful. Because applying for jobs in the Netherlands is different than you are used to in your country of origin.

We always have a conversation with you first to determine what you want to achieve, what you need to achieve this and how we can best support you. We will then look at which modules suit this. You can do multiple modules at the same time or one after the other. Below you can see which modules we have if you want to start working.


If you want to start a study, you must speak the Dutch language. We advise you on the right language support.

  • Dutch, English, professional language, preparation for state exam
  • Language school adivce
  • Support with registration language school
  • Point of contact for questions during the language course

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On the way to work

Support in finding a suitable internship, job or work experience placement.

  • Preparing for the Dutch labor market
  • Individual guidance
  • Labor market advice
  • Career guidance
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Learning and working

Get to work quickly and get a diploma? A work-study program might be something for you.

  • Mbo- In hbo-level
  • Various sectors
  • Part-time education and work
  • Diploma and often job guarantee

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Working in the healthcare

As a doctor in the Netherlands you need a BIG registration. We help you to achieve this

  • Guidance with assessment procedure
  • Support with jargon
  • Help with finding an internship or work experience place
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Refugee scientists

This program is for scientists with a refugee background.

  • Help you learn the skills you need to get your PhD
  • Guidance in finding a job at an academic level within or outside science.
  • Financial support
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A student or professional helps you during your studies and shares his or her experience and network with you.

  • Your search for a workplace
  • Medical assessments and internship

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UAF Academy

Are you still in your asylum procedure or are you waiting for the start of integration? Don't you want to wait and do something? Then you can use the UAF Academy.

  • Language courses 
  • Information about study and work 
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What are the registration conditions for UAF support On the way to work?

You must at least meet these conditions: 

  • You have a Dutch residence permit on the basis of asylum* or have had it. 
  • Your Dutch language level is B2 level. Don't you have this language level yet? Then read on what we can do for you. 
  • You have followed a previous education in your country of origin to Bachelor level. Do you have interest in one orbit or apprenticeship program mbo-level? Then 10 or 11 years of pre-education or havo 3 level are also sufficient.  

*You cannot receive support from the UAF to start work immediately without a residence permit. 


Additional conditions

Depending on the support you receive from us, there are additional conditions. Would you like to know exactly how we can support you and what conditions apply? Then take a look at the modules above.

Sign up & advice

Do you have a question for us? Fill in the contact form. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Please note: complete the form in Dutch or English. 

Before we register you at the UAF, we will first contact you to discuss your request for help and how we can support you exactly.

Prefer to talk to someone on the phone? Please call: 030 – 252 08 35.