Croats no longer require a work permit

As of 1 July 2018, Croats will have the same rights as all other EU citizens to work in the Netherlands for regular jobs, work placements and jobs on the side.

In addition, Croats will be free to establish themselves as a self-employed person (zelfstandige) from that date on. Croatia was the last country to join the EU, on 1 July 2013. EU Member States are allowed to protect their labour market temporarily with regard to citizens of countries that have recently joined the EU. The Netherlands chose to do so, which meant that for the first five years after Croatia joined, Croats were only permitted to either work with a work permit or with a specific work permit waiver.

Full access

The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) has decided not to extend the transition policy for Croatian employees on the Dutch labour market. This means that Croats will have full access to the Dutch labour market as of 1 July.

Nuffic publishes 6 new descriptions of foreign education systems

24 January 2019
Nuffic has published 6 new descriptions of foreign education systems in recent weeks: Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Tunisia and Venezuela.

Automatic recognition: a necessity

20 February 2018
By 2020, all countries within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) will be required to automatically recognize each other's bachelor's and master's degrees.