If you are entering the Netherlands as a foreign student, you may need a visa (MVV), residence permit (VVR) or short stay visa.
Visa or residence permit, application requirements, application procedure, TB test.
Do I need a residence permit and a visa?What are the application requirements and application procedures? TB test. Working Holiday Permit & Scheme.
How to apply to change the ‘purpose of stay’ of your residence permit from ‘study’ into another purpose of stay, or vice versa.
Do you need a work permit for an internship or when you are working while studying?
How to apply for an extension of your residence permit for study and what to do if you transfer from another Dutch university or hogeschool to Leiden University.
If you want to travel abroad but your residence permit has not yet been issued (or has expired), you may need a return visa.
Who can apply and how do I apply for a short stay visa?
Standard financial requirements for student visa and/or residence permit, proof of sufficient funds, legal visa fees & reimbursement of living expenses.
The Admissions Office will apply for a student visa and/or residence permit on your behalf as soon as you have submitted your acceptance of admission offer and all of the documents, fees and information listed here. The Dutch Immigration Authorities may impose additional requirements for the documents mentioned, which can result in lengthier procedures.
Due to European Union legislation on biometric data, all new residence permits in the Netherlands must have a chip that contains fingerprint data and a digital photo.
Do you have a question about your student residence permit, for example about extending your permit or requesting a change of ‘purpose of stay’?