All you need to know about the orientation year

The orientation year is a great opportunity for international graduated students to stay and work in the Netherlands. However the rules and procedures for the orientation year are sometimes confusing or unclear for international students. On July 10 2018, Nuffic and IND co-hosted a webinar about the Orientation year (Zoekjaar). In this webinar Sander van der Eijk (Manager Customer Communication at the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service – IND) and Floor van Donselaar (Policy Officer student mobility at Nuffic) explained all you would need to know about this Orientation Year permit.  Vanessa Dos Santos, a graduated international student and currently  one of the Holland Alumni Career Ambassadors shared her experiences and tips and tricks on staying after your studies and how to find a job.

During the webinar among other following question were covered:

  • What is an Orientation Year?
  • Who can apply?
  • How do I apply (including a demo on how to submit the application)?
  • Tips and tricks on how to start your Career in Holland How to stay in touch, connect and join the Holland Alumni Network

After watching this webinar you willl have gained a lot more insight in the orientation year details and the application procedure. This is an important step towards finding that dream job in the Netherlands. Are you struggling with the next steps in your career orientation in the Netherlands? Don’t hesitate to contact us by sending an email to!


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