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Foreign diploma in the Netherlands

Do you have a foreign diploma and do you want to work in childcare, education or a culture-related profession? If so, you need to have your diploma recognized in the Netherlands. If you received an academic title abroad, you can also apply for a Dutch title.

  1. Working as a teacher
  2. Working as an instructor at senior secondary vocational education (MBO) institutes
  3. Working in childcare
  4. Working in a culture-related profession
  5. Applying for a Dutch title

Working as an instructor at senior secondary vocational education (MBO) institutes

Do you have a diploma from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and do you want to work as an instructor at a Dutch MBO institute? If so, you need to apply for recognition of your foreign degree. If you are only looking to work as an instructor on an occasional or temporary basis, please mention this on your application.

Apply

  1. Apply online in order to work as a instructor at an MBO institute in the Netherlands (in Dutch only).
  2. Do you prefer to use a form?Use the ‘Aanvraag erkenning of tijdelijke dienstverrichting EU-beroepskwalificaties instructeur mbo’ application form below to apply.

Scope of application

This application is intended for people who would like to work as an instructor at an MBO institute. An instructor is a person who has obtained practical experience within the professional field the students are being prepared for. Instructors coach their students in acquiring practical skills.

Would you like to work as a teacher or lecturer in the Netherlands? Please refer to the web page Working as a teacher or lecturer.

Terms and conditions

All terms and conditions are laid down in the Regeling erkenning EU-beroepskwalificaties onderwijspersoneel.

Free of charge

The recognition of your foreign degree or the application for temporary work as an instructor at an MBO institute will be handled free of charge.

Contact

Do you have any questions? You can call the Diploma Recognition and Legalization department between 9.00 and 12.00 on +31 50 599 80 36, or you can send an email to ks.dw@duo.nl.

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