Survey on the Dutch school system

Published: 15 May 2018Modified: 31 May 2018

Which issues do international parents face when searching, selecting and registering for an international or regular Dutch school? Decisio Economic Research is conducting a study for the Ministry of Education and Municipality of The Hague. The survey will run until 25 June so that as many internationals as possible can take part. Let your voice be heard.

The availability of good quality education is important in terms of attracting internationals to the Netherlands. Education is an important component of the economic investment climate for business and international organisations. The Dutch economy is becoming more international and more and more internationals are relocating to the Netherlands to work and live. Their children will have to attend school, either an international school or regular Dutch school.

Many international schools are already full. Parents often face obstacles when they try to place their children in regular Dutch education instead of international schools.

What is your experience?

Are your children going to school in the Netherlands? Or are you looking for a school? Please help the Dutch Ministry of Education by filling in this survey about your experiences and the possible barriers you faced when searching, selecting and signing up for a school.

The research aims to get a better insight in the school preferences of expat families, problems during selecting and signing up for a (Dutch/international) school and possible solutions to overcome these barriers.

10 minutes of your time

Your opinions can make a valuable contribution to the lives of other expatriates in the Netherlands as well as future Dutch education policy. The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will be treated in strict confidence and the research results will not be traceable to individuals.

Please click on this link to go to the survey.

The research is conducted by Decisio, in cooperation with The Hague International Centre, B&T and New2NL. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Decisio.