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Culture, Press & Education
  1. General information
  2. Culture
  3. Press
  4. Education 



1.1 Staff

Bas Wels (Second Secretary)

1.2 Contact information

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands                                                       
Culture, Press & Education section
Kontraktova Ploshcha 7                                                               
01901 Kiev, Ukraine
Tel:  +380 44 4908 200
Fax: +380 44 4908 209/267
E-mail: kie@minbuza.nl

1.3 Introduction

The Netherlands Embassy in Kiev is responsible for the promotion of Dutch culture in Ukraine and Moldova. For this purpose, The Culture, Press and Education Department of The Netherlands Embassy financially supports Dutch cultural activities in Ukraine and Moldova. It also provides information on The Netherlands, in particular on its culture, history and cultural institutions, and answers questions related to education in The Netherlands.


The Embassy has a budget available to promote the Dutch culture, to strenghten bilateral cultural relations and to support cultural events containing a Dutch component. This budget is applicable in both Ukraine and Moldova.

If you are interested in organizing a cultural event, you can apply for a financial contribution from the Embassy. The event must focus on strengthening the Dutch cultural profile in Ukraine or Moldova. Please note that, in principle, only Ukrainian or Moldovan organisations can apply for such a grant. Applications must be submitted at least one month in advance of the start of the event and applicants must provide - at the least - the following information:

• The name and address of the applicant,
• the name of the activity,
• the date of the event,
• the intended focus group,
• an explanation on how the event is to be implemented,
• the expected results,
• a detailed budget, and,
• an account of all financial contributions.

The Embassy does not support the costs of salaries, internships, courses, education programmes or costs for attending conferences and congresses. Furthermore, it does not support the performances of Ukrainian or Moldovan artists in The Netherlands.

2.1 Links on Dutch culture

General information

Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
SICA - Foundation for International Cultural Activities

Council for Culture
Visual arts, architecture, design and multimedia arts

Fund for visual arts, design and architecture
Mondriaan Foundation
Netherlands Institute for Media Art
Web of Dutch architects
Dutch Architecture Institute
Premsela Foundation for Dutch design


Netherlands Film Fund
Holland Film Promotion

Performing arts

Gaudeamus Fund
Dutch Rock & Pop Institute
North Sea Jazz Festival
Dutch Theatre Institute


The Embassy can answer questions of the Ukrainian and Moldovan press regarding Dutch policies. The Embassy may also assist, if necessary, visits of Dutch journalists and Ukrainian or Moldovan journalists to the Netherlands.

For more information on the latest Dutch news:

Netherlands Press Office - ANP
Netherlands Broadcast Organisation
Radio Netherlands

Dutch newspapers on the Internet:

NRC Handelsblad
De Telegraaf
De Volkskrant
Het Parool
Algemeen Dagblad
Het Financiele Dagblad


The Embassy provides the citizens of Ukraine and Moldova with information on the possibilities for studying in the Netherlands.

Studying in the Netherlands

The Netherlands Institute for Cooperation in Higher Education Exchange (NUFFIC) promotes international education in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has contracted this agency to administer the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP). The NFP is focused on meeting the need for further training and capacity-building in developing countries.  The NFP offers individual fellowships for short courses, master's degree programmes and  PhD studies, as well as group trainings, such as tailor-made training courses and refresher courses. Citizens of Ukraine are not eligible for an NFP fellowship. For Moldova, applications for a fellowship should be submitted at the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine. For up-to-date information, visit www.nuffic.nl.

The Matra Training for European Cooperation (MTEC). The MTEC scholarships are intended for promising students and professionals from the countries, which will become a member of the European Union in the near future, the potential candidate countries of the European Union and those countries, which border the extended Union both in the East and in the South. In this way the Netherlands wishes to contribute to the enhancement of strategic cooperation and partnerships on the basis of the core values, which are shared by the EU: human rights, democracy and the rule of law. To get information on academic programmes available for Ukraine and Moldova for the academic year 2007 - 2008, please visit the "MTEC" part of the Embassy's web-site.

The International Institutes Cooperation Programme. The International Institutes Cooperation Programme is one of the education programmes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. More information here.

Other useful links on education

Huygens Scholarships 
Scholarships provided by Utrecht University
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

More information on studying in the Netherlands can be found on www.studyin.nl or www.grantfinder.nl

For more information about agricultural exchange programs, please visit the 'Agriculture & Nature' chapter of this website.

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