The total number of outbound students from the Netherlands is small, but it is not insignificant in relative terms and has grown steadily in recent years. WES Senior Credential Analyst Viktoria Jenkins will review the secondary and tertiary education systems of the Netherlands, map its degree structure, share its grading scale with WES-recommended equivalencies, and explain its quality assurance and accreditation system. You will also learn how to evaluate Dutch academic documents.

Gain insights into:

  • Recent growth in Dutch student mobility to Canada and the U.S., and future mobility projections
  • WES-recommended degree and grade equivalencies
  • The most common academic documents and how to evaluate them


Viktoria Jenkins


Senior Credential Analyst, WES

Viktoria has worked as a Credential Analyst at WES for the past three and a half years. She specializes in the analysis and evaluation of credentials from Western European countries; Latin America is her secondary area of expertise. Viktoria holds a Bachelor of Arts in Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication from the University of Vienna. She is fluent in German, Spanish, English, and Bulgarian.

Makala Skinner


Research Associate, WES

Makala Skinner is an international higher education researcher specializing in education in emergencies, student support services, and student mobility trends. Prior to WES, she taught English in South Korea and Turkey for two years, and she worked as a college counselor for first-generation university students. Makala earned a master’s degree in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English from George Washington University.


Director of Strategic Partnerships, WES-Canada

Joining the presenters Alejandro and Jean will be Beth Clarke, who will lend her expertise and insight to the Q&A portion of the webinar. Beth leads the development of the Global Talent Bridge program in Canada to build and develop partnerships and community engagement programs with community agencies, licensing bodies, educational institutions, staffing services, and employers that support skilled immigrants in advancing their career and educational goals. Beth was previously the senior director, employer and stakeholder relations at the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), and has over 18 years of experience in the not for profit sector, focusing on employment services for newcomers.