Information about ASTP

ASTP Information


Participating Universities of Applied Sciences

ASTP is accessible for students of all Universities of Applied Sciences that provide bachelor programs in Applied Sciences and analytical sciences in The Netherlands.

Participating Companies and Institutes

Companies and institutes participating in COAST invest in the talent program through their membership contributions, provision of lectures from experts in the field and supervision of students during their traineeship.

ASTP traineeships

The three-year ASTP program counts different traineeships:

  • ASTP year 2 – internship or minor (required by the study of the student) 

▪  800 hours internship or 800 hours minor internship or pre-master/educational minor

  • ASTP year 3 – internship or minor and graduation (required by the study of the student)

▪ 800 hours regular internship or 800 hours minor internship or pre-master/educational minor

▪ 800 hours, graduation program of education program

No additional internships for ASTP are required.

In order to bring our students in contact with as many aspects of the analytical industry / institutes as possible, these traineeships must be conducted in at least two different companies / institutes.

COAST companies / institutes can offer students an internship position via the website (subcommunity Pool for talent ASTP) or via a message to [email protected]

For more information about internship see the Factsheet ‘Internship information’

What is a COAST company?

Companies or knowledge institutes that are a participant of COAST are considered ‘COAST companies’. Consequently, companies that are not a participant of COAST are ‘non-COAST companies’.

COAST Companies  

An overview of all companies participating in COAST can be found on our website.