Mostly community places and a few hospital places. For industry you can always ask, this number of places fluctuates per year.
Length of training periods
From 2 weeks to almost 2 months.
Available months and cities
May-October. Places all over the country, we have some places in big cities but also places in small towns.
The student will be hosted at the pharmacist or at a student's home. The student will not have to pay for staying at a host family. If the accommodation is in a student's home, the student will have to pay for it. The costs depend on where you are placed.
Most hosts take the students for trips during the weekends, and if you want a day off to get around yourself, it won't be a problem if you suggest this early.
Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration
The SEP in The Netherlands is a non paid job. When the host family invites the student for an excursion or other activity, the host and the student will have to discuss the finances.
Sometimes the pharmacy pays for a part of the accommodation when the accommodation is at a student's home. This depends per pharmacy.
English written and spoken, upper-intermediate.
There are no real requirements but most pharmacists prefer students that are at least halfway their studies, so you would be able to do more in the pharmacy and it would be more fun for yourself as well.
We don't accept graduated students.
Information on Work Permits and Visa
If you want to come to the Netherlands, you don't need a Work Permit. For visa's, it depends per country, so you'll have to find out for yourself or contact the current SEO.
No deadlines for application. We try to have most exchanges to be bilateral. We think that's honest and a good way of cooperating.
Choosing a SEP student is done by the SEO in the first place. The SEO selects a couple of AF's of which he/she thinks to be a good match with the pharmacist. The pharmacists make the final decision on who is most suitable to do SEP in their pharmacy.