Moving to the Netherlands via Work / Startup

📅  Dates: Individual
🏷️  Fee: € 6000

Are you a great programmer who has an idea on how to push the development of companies from your niche? Or maybe you are a fresh entrepreneur at the early stages of building a startup? Perhaps, you are running a business in your country and dream of expanding to The Netherlands? Or just have useful skills and knowledge for the Dutch market, do you?

Anyway, if you’re on the fence about taking the leap, then we invite you to come to the Netherlands and realize your plans! Come to the Netherlands and offer your services to the Dutch market!

How It Works

Key steps on the way:

  1. Determine your strength – What are you very good at?
  2. Think of a project idea – What can you offer to Dutch market (companies and individuals)?
  3. Design your project – That is your offer!
  4. Apply for a visa (if needed)
  5. Come to the Netherlands, spend 1 year here (with the possibility of prolongation)
  6. Register as a self-employed person or register a company
  7. Develop your idea
  8. Start selling your goods / services to the Dutch market!


You must have:

  • In-demand skills that can contribute to the Dutch market
  • The description of your plan which meets certain criteria (it must be innovative, has good quality etc.)
  • Funds enough to cover the costs for the program, travel, and living

Program Fee

Program fee is € 6000

The fee includes:

  • Your profile assessment
  • Training program
  • Study materials
  • Guidance for the preparation of the plan
  • Visa assistance
  • Mentorship during the project
  • HR specialist consultations

When you arrive in the Netherlands, we can assist with other services as well. The fee for each service will be discussed and depends on the particular service:

  • Accommodation
  • Marketing assistance
  • Legal assistance
  • Other services


You decide it by yourself! Come up with an idea – what can be beneficial to the Netherlands? Come and work on your idea, create an offer and sell it.

We can definitely provide you with some tips and assist with marketing. We can advise you on network creation.

Register as a self-employed person or register a company and work.

Yes! Come to us, together we will find your strengths and generate a list of the goods / services you could offer to the Dutch market. We will discuss your ideas. Based on that, we will guide you on your project development path.

When you find a company that would like to invite you as an employee and support you – you can change the ground of your residence permit and apply for a highly skilled migrant visa. In that case, you will be able to work as an employee.

You are welcome to arrange any accommodation upon arrival in the Netherlands. If you need our help – we can help you to rent a room (or a house).

Yes, it is possible to apply for a visa for your partner and/or children who will come with you to the Netherlands.

How to Apply

Please fill in the form below:

Please write as detailed as possible who told you about us
In exchange for being granted the opportunity to participate in The Netherlands Education Group (TNEG) programs, the student, intending to be legally bound, agrees to the following terms and conditions:

1. ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible to participate in TNEG programs, you must:
a. Have good command of English;
b. Be in good financial standing to pay for the course;
c. Be in good academic standing;
Please note that we do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program.
2. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: In order to participate in TNEG programs, you must demonstrate the following required competencies:
a. Ability to be flexible and adapt to new, unexpected circumstances as they occur. Navigate independently and/or appropriately in a new and /or unfamiliar environment. (Ex: live in a host dorm; use urban/rural public transportation systems).
b. Ability to be responsible for all known personal medical and psychological needs prior to participation in the program.
c. Ability to respect the host culture and its different language, values, customs, and belief systems.
d. Ability to respect people living with you as well as your neighbors, if living in an accommodation provided by TNEG. It is not allowed to make any kind of noise after 10pm, included but not limited to speaking on the phone loudly. If participant makes noise after 10 pm, he or she may be asked to leave the accommodation.


Option 1
1st instalment: You pay 50% of the course fee. Then we send you a visa invitation from the organization that you use to apply for a visa. 2nd instalment: You pay the remaining 50% of the course fee within 5 business days after receiving a visa.
Option 2
1st instalment: You pay 100% of the course fee. Then we send you the following package of documents:
Visa invitation from the organization
The official visa invitation from the Municipality of Amsterdam confirming the invitation and supporting your visa application process
Proof of payment that can be included in your visa application package to confirm your financial sufficiency
The sponsorship letter from us stating that we are covering all your travel expenses during your stay in the Netherlands. 2nd instalment: No

2. ACCEPTANCE: By submitting an application or registration form online to a TNEG program you are agreeing to enroll in the program for which you applied/registered if you are approved and accepted. Programs may require interviews, written statements, or both, before deciding to accept a student. If the group does not reach its maximum capacity, the course might be canceled, rescheduled, or provided on an individual basis.

3. PROGRAM COST AND BILLING: Upon acceptance into the program, if applicable, the TNEG’s communication manager will send you an invoice for the program cost less the deposit. Full payment is due as stated on the invoice. For specific costs, please refer to the applicable program. 4. STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: In order to withdraw from a program, you must notify the communication manager and/or Program Leader(s) in writing. The participant has the right to cancel his/her participation in the program 30 days prior the starting date. In this case, second installment is not required (if it has not been already paid). If the participant cancels participation in less than 30 days, provided that a visa has been obtained (if necessary) and there are no other good reasons for canceling participation, then the participant must pay the full amount for participation in the program (remaining 50% of the payment, if they have not yet been paid) or reimburse all expenses incurred for the organization of the program. The organization, in negotiation with the participant, will determine which option is most appropriate. 5. REFUND POLICY. If a student cancels registration, there is no refund. Deposit is kept on the student's account within the organization. If a student can’t join the planned course, the student can join any other one in future and the deposit will be successfully transferred. There is no deadline and student can use deposit anytime in future for any of the courses. Deposit transfer is available only between programs and can’t be moved to another person.

VISAS: You are generally responsible for obtaining proper visas and paying all costs associated with such visas. However, some programs include visa processing, which is coordinated by the Program Leader(s). Obtaining visas may be a lengthy and detailed process involving persistence. Check for specific entry requirements from VFS advisor. To attend our courses which are up to 3 months, you have to apply for a Short-Stay Schengen Visa. Go to VFS Advisor webpage, enter your country and destination. Complete the online application form, print it and sign it: Take your documents and print the completed Application Form and go to your local VFS center on the booked date and time. Submit your visa application.

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Please indicate the “Moving to the Netherlands via Work / Startup” in the subject. We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program. Please be aware, that we confirm registration only after the receipt of a guarantee deposit in the minimum amount of 50% of the fee. Please learn more about payment methods here.


In case of any questions regarding the program – feel free to e-mail us – or call us + 31 85 401 89 52