National Requirements Netherlands



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  • Psychology education

All Dutch universities follow the format of 3 years Bachelor followed by 1 year Masters. There are a number of specialised programmes with a 2 year Masters.Recognition of university education programmes as meeting EuroPsy requirements.This is carried out by a national accreditation authority, of which the judgments are accepted by the NAC.

  • The following university programmes meet EuroPsy requirements:

Name of university

City MA/MSc degree
Erasmus Universieit Rotterdam Rotterdam MSc Psychology
Open University Heerlen MSc Psychology
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen MSc Psychology
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Groningen MSc Psychology
Tilburg University Tilburg MSc Psychology
Twente University Twente MSc Psychology
Universiteit Leiden Leiden MSc Psychology
Universiteit Maastricht Maastricht MSc Psychology
Universiteit Utrecht Utrecht MSc Psychology
Universiteit van Amsterdam Amsterdam MSc Psychology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam MSc Psychology
  • Supervised practice arrangements (for the EuroPsy Certificate) 

The EuroPsy Certificate is awarded to those applicants who have fulfilled a two years post Master training. Three post Master programmes have been developed to fulfil registration requirements for Health Care Psychologist, Child & Youth Psychologist, and Work & Organisational Psychologist. The three post Master programs are intended for those Masters in psychology who opt for further qualification in basic independent practice with clients. They have a duration of two years (full-time work) with a combination of theoretical courses and supervised practice.

  • Arrangements for training of supervisors

National arrangements for training of supervisors are in place for the NIP Registered psychologist/Child and Youth.

  • Recognition of title

Health Care Psychologists are registered by a law known as the ‘BIG’ registration, regulations concerning the Health Care Psychologists are set by the government. Child & Youth Psychologist, and Work & Organisational Psychologists are registered and regulated by the Dutch Association of Psychologists (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen, NIP). More information here.

  • License to practise


  • Continuing professional development (CPD)

The three post Master programmes (Health Care Psychologist, Child & Youth Psychologist, and Work & Organisational Psychologist) all have requirements concerning CPD.