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Annebet van Mameren


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The Dutch education system is very different to that of many other countries, and you may be struggling to find the right school. New2nl helps you or your employees navigate the system with confidence.

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Wei Ling

Dear Annebet,

My son will be 16 years old and will complete his GCE 'O' Level in Singapore in 2017. Which education level is GCE 'O' Level equivalent to in the Netherlands?

Best regards,
Wei Ling

by Wei Ling on 22 Nov 2016 Read Answer

Dear Annabet,

my daughter is 15, and will came to the Netherlands next school year (after she finish 1st/of 4 years, secondary School in Slovenia). She is need to attend an International School, or maybe local bilingual High School. I've read your answers on similar questions, but still, what would you recommend, based on her age, and fact, that she will at the time complete just one year of Secondary education?


by Anja on 24 Oct 2016 Read Answer
Ratna Mitra

Dear Annebet,

Is it true that there is now law that Dutch schools teach Hindu religious scripture Bhagwad Gita from 5th Grade? Do all Dutch schools including Public schools have this rule or do this rule only imply on Hindu schools? Do they teach on other religion also like Islam, Christianity etc?

There have been too much of misinformation going on in India regarding Dutch schools making it mandatory to teach Bhagwad Gita. Please enlighten us.

Ratna Mitra

by Ratna Mitra on 23 Oct 2016 Read Answer
Mahad Osman


I finished secondary school in the UK last year. I''m not proud of it but I got very low grades. I then took a gap year straight after I had finished. I am 17 now, 18 in December and I am planning to move back to the Netherlands where I was originally born. I still have my dutch passport. I was wondering if I can apply for University as I am pretty confused by the Dutch education system. It is very different. I am planning on residing in The Hague at the end of October so will I have to wait until 2017 to start studying.


by Mahad Osman on 18 Oct 2016 Read Answer
Viktor Guzman

Dear Annebet,
I am a non EU-national highly skilled migrant living in the Netherlands since 2014. My wife is currently following Dutch courses and I am paying the full courses cost because we are not eligible to get any allowance from the government or the DUO with our current residence status. In the near future I would like to register my wife for full-time master degree courses. I have checked the cost and it is really high. I would like to know if I can have a loan from the DUO with my status as non EU highly skilled migrant. Otherwise, could you advise any other organizations?
I would appreciate you help.
Best regards,

by Viktor Guzman on 16 Oct 2016 Read Answer

I am moving to Hague in two months for PhD studies. My daughter is 11 years old (September born) and studying in an English medium Indian school in grade 6. I have not yet enrolled her in any school as I was not sure my exact time of relocation and also as I am not yet finalised an accommodation. I would like to send her preferably to a public school, but I am not sure if its possible for only English speaking children, with no prior knowledge of Dutch to attend public schools. Also, in which grade will she be admitted? Finally, is it possible to enroll in a public school unless one is certain of the location where the house would be rented?

Would greatly appreciate your advice. Many thanks.

by Sanghamitra on 25 Sep 2016 Read Answer

Hi, my husband recently got a job in the Netherlands and has already left home to work there. We found a rental house in Breda because it is close to the International School and have signed a years lease. Upon enquiring to enrol the children in the school I'm told my son can go but the class for my daughter (MYP5) is full for the year! I have no idea what to do now as she does not speak Dutch and her whole education has been in English. We arrive in November and I am at a total loss. I don't know if I should try homeschooling (but I don't know if it's illegal in the Netherlands). Are there any online schools that she can attend from home? Any advice or guidance you can give would be tremendously appreciated. I'm not sure if any local Dutch schools will accept her based on the fact she can't speak Dutch yet.

by Angela on 14 Sep 2016 Read Answer

There is a possibility that our family, US Citizens, will move to the Netherlands. We have two children who are distance learners with an accredited school online and have student ID cards and school transcripts/records - Texas Tech University ISD, we do this currently as we live in the UK and are keeping our children on course with the state of Texas curriculum for when we eventually return to the states. My question is I am seeing that home education is illegal in the Netherlands but since they are distance learners with an accredited school with a curriculum to follow would this be allowed?
Thank you in advance,

by Jennifer on 26 Aug 2016 Read Answer

My name is Aleksandra Wyderka. I'm from Poland, and I'm looking for a job. In Poland I was a language teacher. I wanna ask about a work in this way. Teaching is for me very special. I really love it. Please, can you help me with getting perfect work?
Thank you for your reply.

by Aleksandra on 16 Aug 2016 Read Answer
Marlene Connelly

My family is moving to the Amsterdam area in September. We thought we would be able to enter our son, 17 going into 12th grade, into an International school, but are learning that the schools are not accepting applications for the coming school year. What are our options for my son's senior year of high school. He very much wanted to go to an International school and my husbands company is paying for the schooling.
Thank you,
Marlene Connelly

by Marlene Connelly on 30 Jun 2016 Read Answer

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