Immigration procedures

Visa application procedure

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 these issues. If you are holding a passport from a country outside the European Union, you might need an Entry Visa (TEV) and/or a Temporary Residence Permit (REF).

Students from Australia, Canada and New Zealand can apply for a Working Holiday Programme. Click here for more information about this procedure.

Step 1: Find out to which group your nationality belongs and what kind of application is applicable to you by checking the table.

Step 2: The application procedure, for those bachelor or master students who start their studies 31 August 2015, will be online as of 1 April 2015. It is not possible to start your application before that time. The deadline for applying is 15 June 2015.

Costs:

Costs must be paid to start the visa application procedure. In addition to that, 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 the first year of their studies. (So-called proof of solvency) Therefore all students who require a TEV and/or a REF, must transfer a set amount of money to Erasmus School of Economics before 15 June 2015. This money will be sent to the IND along with your hard copy application forms.

This proof of solvency will be refunded to the student after 15 September 2015, once your studies have started and you successfully opened a Dutch bank account.

The amount that needs to be transferred before 15 June 2015:

Bachelor students:

€ 10,807 (12 months x € 875 p/m + € 307 immigration costs*)

Pre-Master students: € 10,807 (12 months x € 875 p/m + € 307 immigration costs*)
Master students: € 10,807 (12 months x € 875 p/m + € 307 immigration costs*)
Exchange students:  
 - Block 1&2 € 3,807 (4 months x € 875 p/m + € 307 immigration costs*)
 - Block 1-4 € 7,307 (8 months x € 875 p/m + € 307 immigration costs*)
 - Block 3&4

€ 3,807 (4 months x € 875 p/m + € 307 immigration costs*)

* The immigration costs for all students are € 307 and not refundable.

  Click here to apply  

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 15 September (as of then the online form will be available).