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National Commission

By signing the Code of Conduct, the listed VET institutions commit themselves to offering good quality education to international participants. They guarantee the quality of the information and education they offer to this group. An independent National Commission supervises compliance of the stipul…

Affiliated institutions

Hieronder treft u de lijst met instellingen aan die de bepalingen van de Gedragscode mbo4 onderschrijven en zijn opgenomen in het register. Onder de kolom ‘actief/inactief’ is aangegeven welke instellingen actief deelnemers ontvangen.




The Code of Conduct and the Rules and Regulations can be found on this page. These documents have been written in close consultation between the relevant government bodies and the education sector, represented by the three umbrella organizations. On February 1, 2017 the text of the Code of Conduct…

pilot code of conduct incoming mobility VET level 4

Due to the measures relating to the corona virus, the office of the secretariat of the National Commission and of the administrator of the register of the Pilot Scheme Code of Conduct Incoming Mobility VET level 4 is closed and cannot be reached by telephone either. Both are easily accessible via

Internationalisation of education is essential for acquiring knowledge, skills and professional competencies and contributes highly to the personal development and identity-building of students.

In a four-year pilot scheme, the ministers of Education, Culture and Science, and Economic Affairs would like to explore the possibilities for relaxing the admission policy for level 4 studies in Vocational Education and Training (VET, Dutch: mbo). In cooperation with the umbrella organizations of VET, which are the MBO Council, the AOC Council and the Netherlands Council for Training and Education (NRTO), a text for the Code of Conduct and the Rules and Regulations has been drafted and conditions for taking part in the pilot scheme have been set. The Code of Conduct VET level 4 came into force on 1 February 2017. At that moment, the first international participants will start. The pilot lasts for limited time and ends on 1 January 2024.

The Code of Conduct contains agreements made by (representatives) of institutions in vocational education and training about working with international participants, for example on the information to this group and on the (language) requirements the participants must meet before they can be enrolled in the institution.

The government requires the educational institution to sign the Code of Conduct before granting a residence permit to an international non-EU participant. This website contains the list of institutions that have committed themselves to the Code of Conduct VET level 4.


Conditions pilot scheme

Your institution must be included in the Register of the Code of Conduct before your international non-EU participants will be granted a residence permit. You can apply for this by completing the form, which is only available in Dutch, and sending it by email to As soon as the administrator of the register has received your application form, she will contact you.

Furthermore, for active participation in the pilot scheme you must present your international participants to the administrator of the register using the appropriate form, which is only available in Dutch. This step has to be taken before applying for residence permits with the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

For inclusion in the Register and active participation in the pilot scheme several conditions must be met, please refer to the pages:

Applying for the Register

Presenting participants