Priority List of Studies

2018 Study Financing Priority List


Air conditioning and Refrigeration technicians

Aircraft Maintenance

Anesthesia Assistants


Anthropologist (MA level)

Archive Specialist (MA level)


Child Psychiatrists (MA Level)

Commercial Pilots

Computer Specialists:

  1. Programmers, Software Developers, Systems/Network
  2. Administrators, Database   Science, Telecommunication
  3. Data Analysts

Curriculum Developers

Dental Hygienists

Disaster and Emergency Management

Economist specialization in Health or Taxes



  1. Architectural, Civil, Construction, Electronic, IT-Network,
  2. Mechanical and Telecommunication

Environmental Resource Management


Fabricators (Metal)

Finance Specialists (MA Level)

Gemologists/Jewelry Appraisers (AA Level)

Health Care Management

Hospitality Management (BA)

Human Resource Specialists

Lawyers (NL):

  1. General, Fiscal and Intellectual Property
  2. ICT

Legal secretaries/Judicial Assistants

Marine Biologists

Marketing Researchers/Specialists

Medical Specialists:

  1. Cardiologists, Dentists, Dental Surgeon, Dermatologist,
  2. Ear Nose and Throat Specialist, Emergency Physicians,
  3. Gastroenterology, General Surgeons, Gynecologists, Internists,
  4. Neurologists, Neurosurgeon, Ophthalmologists, Orthopedic Surgeons,
  5. Pediatricians, Plastic Surgeon,Podiatrist, Pulmonologists,
  6. Radiologists, Rehabilitation Specialist, Urologist,
  7. Youth Doctors , Midwives


  1. BSN Nursing,
  2. Psychiatric Nursing


Occupational Therapists

Operating Room Technicians

Orthopedagoog/Educational Diagnostician


Pharmacist Assistants


Physical Therapists



Public Administrators

Radio Diagnostic Technicians

Risk Management/ Insurance Specialist

Safety and Security Management

Sports Management (BA)

Social Workers


Statistician’s specialization in Health


Primary Education:

  1. Elementary school-, Special Education- and  Remedial teachers

(Language of instruction: EN or DU)

Secondary Education:

  1. Biology, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Arts, Chemistry, Geography
  2. Music, History, Mathematics, Physical Education, Business
  3. Computer Science and Physics

(Language of instruction: EN or DU)

Technical Vocational Education:

  1. Automotive, Nursing, Maritime, Plumbing, Carpentry,
  2. Electrical, Building Construction, Pedagogic, Welding

(Language of instruction: EN)

Please note that:

Study Financing may only be awarded for priority studies on this listing

AA: Associate; BA: Bachelor; MA: Master; EN: English; DU: Dutch; NL: Study must be pursued in the Netherlands

No studyfinancing but rather a study allowance is awarded for all programs offered at NIPA

Sources and methodology

The list of occupations has been compiled based on 2017 priority, where possible, surveys, consultations with P&O, Department of Labor, Guidance Counselors and

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