Dutch Placement Day 2019 Information

Dutch Placement Days are short intensive events organised by Nuffic Neso offices at strategically located venues where we attract students with a real focus on studying in the Netherlands. We ask the students to bring some documentations (CV, diploma, etc.) that can serve as the basis for the conversation they have with you. There is room for one-on-one meetings based on appointments and for meeting students who are still in a general orientation phase during the mini fair.


According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training’s statistics by late 2016, around 130,000 Vietnamese were studying overseas with only 10% of the figure received scholarships. This trend continues until now. The Minister of Education and Training-Phung Xuan Nha stated: "Vietnamese students annually spend USD3-4 billion to study abroad with the majority being self-financed." (VietnamNet, 2018). Besides, some traditional destinations for Vietnamese students like: USA, Canada, Australia, etc. remains popular choices, it has witnessed a greater growth in interest among European countries.

In the early 2019, Nuffic delivered a report of the number of Vietnamese students studying in the Netherlands which saw a 20% growth in 2018 comparing to 2017. The report shows that 213 bachelor students and 99 master students are studying at WO, in the meantime, 610 bachelor students and 34 master students are studying at HBO. Those figures prove that Vietnam is still the potential market to recruit the bachelor level.

Here are the top 5 fields of study (not follow the ordered):

  1. Economics, commerce, management and accounting;
  2. Engineering
  3. Hotel, catering, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics
  4. Agriculture and environment
  5. Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts


Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam has been chosen as one of the host cities of the Dutch Placement Day three times in a row from 2017 due to its famous location and the high average income of Hanoian comparing with the whole country. The city has been witnessing the steady growth recorded in all key sectors of industry: trade, tourism and services and agriculture.

Hanoi is also the largest centre of education in Vietnam with 180 high schools and about 69 universities/institutions. Many high schools for gifted students are located in Hanoi, namely: Hanoi Amsterdam Highschool, High School for Gifted Students- Hanoi University of Science, Foreign Language Specialized School, etc. Besides, there are about 10 international high school where students can choose to study national curriculum or study A-level, IB or AP. (kenhtuyensinh.vn, 2018)


Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is being described as a vibrant and charming city which converges all the conveniences of a modern metropolis. In 2016-2017 school year, HCMC had in its possession of 123 high schools and about 48 universities which make the second city be well-known as the important center of education in Vietnam. Comparing to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city even has a higher number of international high schools. Many major universities in HCMC, namely Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Finance-Marketing, etc., are leading universities in Vietnam.


Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta. It is a port city and the capital of East Java province. As a metropolitan city, Surabaya became the centre of economic, financial and business activities in East Java and beyond. Many major multinational companies are based in Surabaya, such as PT. Sampoerna Tbkm Maspion, Wing's Group, Unilever Indonesia, Pakuwon Group, Jawa Pos Group, and PT. PAL Indonesia.

Surabaya has several major universities and institutions such as Airlangga University, Sepuluh November Institute of technology, State University of Surabaya, Petra Christian University, Pelita Harapan University, Ciputra University, and many more. Some of them have cooperation agreement with Dutch Institutions. Surabaya has also prominent international secondary school, private secondary schools and state secondary schools such as SMA Cita Hati, SMA Ciputra, SMA St. Hendrikus, SMAN 1, SMAN 2, SMAN 5, SMA Gloria, SMA IPH.  


Indonesia is the largest economy of ASEAN and its capital, Jakarta, is the economic centre of Indonesian archipelago. Jakarta's economy depends on service sector, banking, trading, financial and manufacturing. Greater Jakarta metropolitan area is 6.392 square kilometers and its population is more than ten million.

Jakarta is home to a number of good quality universities such as University of Indonesia, Binus University, Trisakti Univeresity, Jayabaya University, Tarumanegara University, Atma Jaya Catholic University, etc. Beside a lot of good private secondary schools and state secondary schools, there are also many international high school in Jakarta like British International School, Jakarta International School, Singapore International School, Gandhi Memorial International School, IPEKA International Christian School, etc.


Day, DateCity
Saturday, 26 October 2019  Hanoi*)
Sunday, 27 October 2019 Ho Chi Minh*)
Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Four Points by Sheraton,


Friday, 1 November 2019

Gedung Perpustakaan Nasional (Jl. Medan Merdeka),


*) venue to be announced


Please return the registration form(66 kB) for the DPD South East Asia to on or before 12 July 2019.

Nuffic’s conditions of participation do apply. You can request a copy from


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