A GUIDE TO OBTAINING A MEDICAL LICENSE IN THE NETHERLANDS AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

A GUIDE TO OBTAINING A MEDICAL LICENSE IN THE NETHERLANDS AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

The Netherlands 

This article is for you if you are someone interested in gaining a medical license in The Netherlands. That will be our main focus in this article. But there will also be some mention of how to go about applying for a visa, which is necessary if you are someone looking to move to and work in The Netherlands from outside of the European Union. 

As was already mentioned, if you aren’t already a citizen of the European Union you will need to be a holder of a Visa in order to be allowed to legally live and work in The Netherlands. You will need to do this first before you can go about applying for a medical license. This can be done through the internet in most cases. You will be asked to provide several documents regarding your identity, finances, history, and more. 

Once you have obtained your working and living permits you can go ahead and apply for a medical license.  

When applying you will be asked for your degrees but additionally, you will be asked to provide sufficient evidence of your proficiency in the Dutch language. As someone who is looking to work in The Netherlands, you will be expected to be proficient in their language. This, of course, is something that applies to everyone, not just non-European citizens. 

Registering to work as a doctor in the Netherlands, means that you will need to apply to BIG-register. With them, you will need to take the AKV test and the BI test. 

The AKV test will assess your general knowledge of medicine as well as your skills. The BI test will show at what level you are with your skills and how much work you need to do to get to the required level to be able to work in the Netherlands.  

You might also be required to complete a year-long internship in a hospital before you can obtain the license which will allow you to work as a doctor in The Netherlands. 

On average, doctors in The Netherlands make about £120,000 a year. 

This brings us to the end of this article. We hope you have found the aforementioned information useful. If you would like to read up more on this topic, please do have a look at our website. Here you can find a number of other articles on how you can obtain a medical license in a number of countries across the globe. There are also articles on how to obtain a dental license in several countries. So, if that is something you are interested in you can find more information about it on our website. 

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