Visa application procedure
New visa applications as of 1 May 2013
Most international students from outside the EU/EEA studying in the Netherlands for more than 90 days need to apply for an entry visa and/or a Dutch residence permit.
Here you can find out which requirements apply to you and how to go about arranging things. If you are holding a passport from a country outside the European Union, you might need an Entry Visa (MVV) and/or a Temporary Residence Permit (VVR).
Step 1: Find out to which group your nationality belongs and what kind of Residence Permit you need by checking the table.
Step 2: Apply for a visa. The application procedure will be online as of 1 May 2013. It is not possible to apply for a visa before that time.
Costs must be paid to start the visa application procedure. Also the Dutch Immigrations and Naturalisation Department (IND) requires all students to proof that they have enough financial means to stay with us in the Netherlands during their study. Therefore all students must transfer a set amount into our Dutch bank account between 1 May and 1 July 2013 to be sent along with the application to the IND. This proof of solvency will be refunded to the student after 1 October 2013!
The amount that needs to be deposit between 1 May and 1 July 2013 is:
- Bachelor students: € 10,200.- (12 months x € 850.- p/m)
- Pre Master students: € 10,200.- (12 months x € 850.- p/m)
- Master students: € 10,200.- (12 months x € 850.- p/m)
- Exchange students:
Block 1&2: € 3,400.- (4 months x € 850.- p/m)
Block 1-4: € 6,800.- (8 months x € 850.- p/m)
- The visa application fee is for all students € 300.- and is not refundable.
Refund proof of solvency
After you have obtained your visa and have opened a Dutch bank account, you can fill out the Visa refund form online to get a refund of your paid proof of solvency. Please note that we start refunding your proof of solvency per 1 October 2013 (as of then the online form will be available).