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Lifelong learning programmes
The European Commission offers a plethora of funding programmes, which are integrated under a single umbrella, the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP). These learning options differ significantly and focus on different stages of education.
Until 2013, the European Union will have spent nearly seven billion euros on:
› Comenius (pre-school and primary to secondary school)
› Erasmus (for students)
› Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education and training)
› Grundtvig (adult education and alternative education streams)
› Jean Monnet (higher education)
Click here for a complete list of all national agencies and / or to apply for any of the above-mentioned LLP programmes.
Internships & Traineeships
Apart from contacting your university's career office, you may also check the following links:
› Moloney Search
› Studenten Werk (in Dutch)
A factsheet with the immigration procedures for foreign students doing an internship can be downloaded here.
Note that all non-EU / EEA students with a valid residence permit can work either full-time seasonal (June - August) or part-time of maximum ten hours a week.
In that case, their employer is not obliged to acquire a work permit for them.
Dutch university association calls for more scholarships for international students
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Numbers of foreign students in the Netherlands increases
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Help for international students to stay in the Netherlands
The Dutch government has launched a new plan to encourage international students to stay and work in the Netherlands after they finish their studies.
Student in the Netherlands: Starting your own business
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Student in the Netherlands: Finding a job
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Erasmus exchange programme faces budget crisis
The Erasmus student exchange programme is facing a budget shortfall this year, and the European Commission fears that the situation will only worsen in 2013 without intervention by the European Parliament.