Foundation for Refugee Students UAF

Since 1948 the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF) supports and counsels highly skilled refugees in the Netherlands. We help them with their study and finding suitable employment.  Many refugees have studied, and often received a diploma, in their country of origin. The diplomas of these doctors, engineers, law graduates, economists and others are not recognized in the Netherlands. The UAF helps them with a new start in The Netherlands.
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Are you a refugee and are you interested in applying for a Dutch higher degree programme? Would you like to find out whether you are eligible for UAF support, answer the questions in our support scan.


Are you a refugee and would you like to pursue higher or vocational education or continue your degree programme in the Netherlands? Pathfinder provides more information about studying for refugee students living in the Netherlands. 

Scholars at risk

The UAF Scholars at Risk project is a joint initiative of the The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF and the Scholars at Risk network (SAR) to defend threatened and refugee scholars, academic freedom and university values worldwide.

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