Priority List of Studies

2019-2021 Priority Listing of careers and studies for Study Financing


Accountancy and Control (Tax Inspectors: NL)

Air conditioning and Refrigeration technicians

Aircraft Maintenance

Anesthesia Assistants


Archive Specialist (MA level)


Aviation Management

Child Psychiatrists (MA Level)

Coastal and Marine Management

Commercial Pilots

Communication Specialists

Computer Specialists:

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

Construction Management/Specialists (AA/BA)

Culinary Arts (Chefs BA)

Curriculum Developers (MA)

Dental Hygienists

Disaster and Emergency Management




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

Environmental Science


Fabricators (Metal/Fiberglass)

Finance-/ Finance and Control Specialists (BA/MA)

Health Care Management

Human Resource Specialists


Lawyers (NL):

  1. General, Fiscal, Internet/ Intellectual Property/ICT.
  2. Legislative

Legal secretaries/Judicial Assistants

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


Nursing (BA)


Occupational Therapists

Operating Room Technicians

Orthopedagoog/Educational Diagnostician


Pharmacist Assistants


Physical Therapists

Plumbers (AA)

Project Managers (USM: BusM)

Public Administrators

Radiologic Technology/ MRI technologists

Risk Management/ Insurance Specialist

Safety and Security Management

Sports Management (BA)

Social Workers




Primary Education:

  1. Elementary school- (USM-EN), 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)

Theatre, Visual- and Creative Arts specialists

  • Study Financing may only be awarded primarily for priority studies on this listing
  • The 2019 – 2021 Priority Listing of studies and careers is subject to change without prior notification.
  • This listing will remain in effect for three (3) years namely 2019-2021.
  • AA: Associate; BA: Bachelor; MA: Master; EN: English; DU: Dutch
  • NL: Study must be pursued in the Netherlands.
  • No study financing but rather a study allowance is awarded for all programs offered at NIPA.
  • USM: study financing will only be awarded to pursue this study at the University of St. Martin. Business Management (IBMS, IBS etc.) and Hospitality Management must be pursued at USM

Sources and methodology

The list of occupations has been compiled based on 2018 priority list, Governing Programs, and ILO Reports.  Where possible, consultations with P&O, Department of Labor, Education, Statistics, Study Financing, COCI and SHTA.

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