I live in a Non-EU / EAA country located within Europe (not Switzerland). Currently, I'm employed at a Dutch company and have a very satisfying salary which is far above the salary average in my country. I've been in this company for about 9 months.
However, I keep being thorn between this satisfying job on the one hand, and the ambition to continue my studies by doing MSc in Netherlands on the other. I've found some good programs which are related to what my company does (software development) and I'm considering applying there. I imagine that the perfect scenario would be for me to study part-time for the MSc while working full-time in my company offices in Netherlands.
But before proceeding further with my plans, I have a few questions:
How does one approach her company in order to ask for a study funding?
If the company offers to help with relocation, does that mean that they will match my salary depending on the expenses in the new country?
What do companies usually ask in return for situations such as this? Staying at the company for a certain amount of time in the future?
About the first question I'd like to add that my company already invests a lot in its employees by paying for trainings and conferences. Therefore, a conversation on this topic shouldn't be difficult, right?