Medical education in Holland.
Correspondence with the Dutch Organization for the Internationalization of Education (Nuffic)

My questions:
I have looked at the site, but I have a few questions.
1. Is it possible to enter the universities of the Netherlands after graduating from the 11 summer school in Russia — or do I need to take one more course at a university in Russia?
I have a good school, about number 100 in the ranking in the country (out of 35,000)
I study English (I will leave school with C1), and advanced chemistry with biology. Starting next year, our school will have mandatory participation in all Olympiads in Russia for schoolchildren — in general, this is a wonderful school. But only 11 years of study.
1.1. Do you have any students from Russia who are studying to become a Doctor?
2. Can foreigners study to become a doctor in the Netherlands at all?
3. Are there quotas for training foreigners to become a doctor in the Netherlands (and are there quotas for Russians?)
4. Do I understand correctly — you need to study for 6 years?
5. Do Dutch universities have hostels for students for the entire period of study (and do they exist)?
6. What is the cost of studying and living in hostels and all other expenses per year when studying to be a doctor in the Netherlands (meaning the costs associated with education — that is, payment for textbooks, laboratories, etc. — not including of course food and transport)
7. What exams do I need to take besides English or Dutch?
Is it possible to study to be a doctor in English?
8. Is it necessary to take preparatory and/or language courses in Holland before entering the university?
9. What is the further procedure for training as a doctor after graduation (postgraduate study, residency, specialization) and obtaining a doctor’s license?
10. Will I be able to work after graduation?
11. Is it possible to stay in Holland further ?
I’m still only in the 9th grade (out of 11), but I think it’s time to collect information)
Well, if you manage to answer all the questions, but I will be glad to partial answers.
PS. Although I am only 15 years old, I began to seriously look for a university to get a good education.
I noticed that many Universities have information in PDF on their websites. This, in my opinion, is very wrong.
Not everyone STILL knows English (French, Chinese ….), and such guys, having gone to the website of the university and not finding information that can be read in Google Translate, will leave forever and will not return.
Sorry for the unsolicited advice))) — but it would be great to have all the information about the university not only in PDF but also in the form of a simple text on the sites)))
PS2. If you have students from Russia, could you give them my email?
I would love to talk to them.
Thanks a lot again
Sincerely, Egor Kugno
Dear Egor
Thank you for contacting us.
In general: in the Netherlands, the higher education institutions are responsible for making decisions about the admission of students with foreign credentials.
If you want to study at a Dutch higher education institution, please contact that institution for all your questions about academic admission. The institution can ask us for (free) advice with a copy of your qualification(s) and list of marks.
And if you are considering studying in the Netherlands, this is a useful website:
Study in NL
It has a database of study programmes, where you can select your field and level of study:
Find your study programme
We have made an overview of common diplomas from many different countries and how they compare to Dutch diplomas. You can use this to help you estimate your level.
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Kind regards,
Monique Knaapen
Public Information Advisor
Nuffic | Diploma Recognition
P.O. Box 29777 | 2502 LT The Hague | The Netherlands
T: +31 (0) 64 20 27 332

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