The CBS offers courses and training to students and guest workers, as well as
participation in lectures and instruction at other institutes or universities.
The CBS courses are open to participants from the Netherlands and abroad.
Lectures are given in English but several other languages are spoken.
University students can follow specialized programs in addition to the courses.
The CBS has also a - limited - possibility for guest workers in basic or
specialized training programs, usually in cooperation with one of the CBS
taxonomists. Such study visits can vary from a one-day excursion and
demonstration tour to a stay lasting several years to prepare a thesis. Study
visits of more than one week are possible only under special conditions and are
always arranged and supervised by a special guest committee. Usually a bench fee
is charged in such cases and extra costs may arise for identifications carried
out by CBS staff.