Week of the International Student 2019

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During this week higher education institutions and vocational education and training institutions in the Netherlands put students with international experience in the spotlight.

This includes Dutch students who study abroad.

We celebrate The Week of the International Student every year around the Day of the International Student (17 November). This year the week takes place from 16 - 22 November.

An international experience adds to the personal and professional growth of Dutch and international students. This is this year’s theme: what are the benefits of international experience?

Students who spend time abroad share a similar experience that makes them stand out. And that’s exactly what unites them. Let’s make the most of that connection. This week is the perfect moment to enthuse other students to take that leap as well!

Join us!

Please join us to make this another successful Week of the International Student!

Add your event

Add your event to the list of activities. We would appreciate it if your event focuses on the benefits of an international experience – this year’s theme. We will publish your event on our website and promote it through our social media.

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Studio WotIS

This year Study in Holland, WilWeg, Erasmus+, Holland Alumni Network and Orange Knowledge Programme will create Studio WotIS for your students (both Dutch and internationals). During the Week of the International Student they will organize 3 Facebook live sessions on topics related to this year’s theme. More information will follow soon.


A special event this year is our podcast roadshow. We will visit 3 institutions with a mobile studio to record a podcast in front of a live audience. Dutch and international students will be interviewed about the benefits of their international experience.


Do you have questions or remarks about the Week of the International Student? Please send us an email: wotis@nuffic.nl.

For press questions please contact our press officer.

Nuffic's response to the interdepartmental policy research on internationalisation

9 September 2019
Nuffic is pleased with the confirmation of the great value that the government attaches to internationalisation for education, science, society, the economy and the labour market.

NRF and Nuffic call for South African PhD candidates

1 April 2019
The National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) and Nuffic have launched the second call for applications for PhD candidates from South Africa. The deadline is 7 June 2019.

Brazil: EduExpos Brazil

19 September 2019 9 a.m. - 29 September 2019 5 p.m.
Student fair with Nuffic Neso representatives and a Holland Pavillion.

Week of the International Student 2019

16 November 2019 9 a.m. - 22 November 2019 11 p.m.
Several locations
In the Week of the International Student we put international students in the spotlight.