Work after studying

Start your international career in Holland

Knowledge and talent is valued in Holland. That’s why after you graduate, you are welcome to stay and look for employment with a post-study work visa. Fast-growing industries and universities linked to employers are waiting for you, and you can look forward to an exciting career.

Links to employers

Dutch universities have excellent links with multinational companies based in Holland. Many degrees offer work placements, and research projects are often connected to a particular company. As a university student you will have access to business networks, mentors and career advisors to help you prepare for your future career. 

Post-study work visas

Holland offers advantageous visas for international students who want to stay and work after graduation. With the Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment you can spend up to one year looking for work in Holland, and you can stay as long as you have that job. Find out more about working in Holland after you graduate

Careers in Holland

Holland has fast-growing industries and is a key player in the business world thanks to its highly innovative and entrepreneurial population. Key sectors offering great employment opportunities in Holland include: agriculture and food, creative, chemicals, energy, high-tech systems and materials, horticulture, life sciences and health, logistics and water. Large Dutch multinational companies include:

  • Philips
  • KLM
  • Shell
  • ING Bank
  • Unilever

Build a global network

Studying at the International Study Centre you will meet students from all around the world, and our partner universities welcome thousands of international students each year. This means you’ll meet like-minded people, learn about other cultures and open your mind to new ideas. It’s an exciting opportunity to build a network of people you know around the world as you start thinking about your future goals and ambitions. 

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Visas in holland

International students can stay and work in holland after graduation