If you are a non-EU/EEA student, additional requirements apply to you when you wish to do an internship in the Netherlands, in addition to the requirements that the UvA has per internship.
These regulations and agreements are established by the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands), IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) and Nuffic (The Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education).
The University of Amsterdam is obliged to follow the rules for non-EU/EEA students set up by the VSNU, IND and Nuffic. These institutions set the requirement that non-EU/EEA students must use the Nuffic Agreement as internship contract. This is a three-way-contract between you, the internship company and the university.
Use of this internship agreement is not optional: it is compulsory. If participants do not comply with the rules in this respect, you risk losing your study visa and the company will incur a fine of € 15,000.
It is not possible for non-EU/EEA students to do an internship in the Netherlands without a signature of the university. Therefore, you must meet the university’s requirements for doing an internship. We advise you to make sure that you meet these requirements before you start looking for an internship to spare yourself any disappointments.
If you still have any doubts or questions with regard to signing a Nuffic Agreement, please contact the internship coordinator.