The Netherlands has an excellent healthcare system, available to all. The standard of medical care is high, and every possible medical service is provided free of charge. Region North of Amsterdam has three regional hospitals, with the MCA its central hospital. The MCA is one of the biggest employers in the region and works in cooperation with universities like VU University and the Amsterdam University on research and high-quality training.
Amsterdam is home to two prestigious universities: VU University and the Amsterdam University offer well over 2000 places to international students every year. In Region North of Amsterdam, colleges like InHolland and ROC are the leading institutions for senior secondary vocational education (MBO) and beyond. In the region, education institutions and businesses work closely together, particularly at cluster level. As a result, students receive an education that is perfectly tailored to the demand from the job market, making them ideal employees for local businesses. In Bergen there is a European School which offers places to around 600 students each year.