Application procedure

Current facets (Pre-Master)

How to apply

Step 1: After being admitted to Erasmus School of Economics, we will request our colleagues from the International Office of the Erasmus University Rotterdam to start your immigration procedure. Within a maximum of 5 working days the request will be processed and you will receive an automatic message with a link to enter Osiris (the system used for all immigration procedures). After logging in to Osiris with your ERNA details, you click on the section "my cases” and choose the case which applies to immigration. In this section you will find the required application documents that you will need to fill in and submit in Osiris, in order to complete your immigration application.

Step 2: The Dutch Immigration Services (IND) will only agree to a residence permit when they are guaranteed that you can live and study in the Netherlands without financial difficulties. Therefore, you are to arrange a sufficient bank transfer, which covers a deposit for the cost of living (€900 per month) and the actual costs for the IND to review your application. In the table below you will find which amount is applicable to you:  

  • Exchange student:
    • Block 3 & 4: € 3,792 (€3600 costs of living + € 192 immigration costs) – study period 4 months
    • Block 3-5: € 6,492 (€6300 costs of living + € 192 immigration costs) – study period 7 months

Information for transferring the bank payment:

* Account holder: 

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

* Bank address detail:

Gustav Mahlerlaan 10
1082 PP Amsterdam

* Account number:





Account holder name

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50

3062 PA Rotterdam

* Payment reference: 

yourfullname/dateofbirth (ddmmyyyy)/studentnumber/TEV

(example: GeorgeJohnson/03051985/123456/TEV)

Step 3: Wait for the International Office EUR to check and approve your application documents, as well as your bank transfer. The University will then continue with completing your immigration application, after which it is sent to the IND. You may monitor the status of your immigration application via Osiris – My Cases. Please take into account that the International Office EUR, in the peak period, requires 5 working days to review documents and payments.

Step 4: Once the IND has received your application, it can take up to 6 weeks before you are informed of the official approval for your entry visa and/or residence permit. You may monitor the status of your application via Osiris, but please note there is no possibility to speed up the process of the IND.

Step 5: The IND announces its decision by means of a postal letter, which will be sent to the University. The International Office EUR will send this letter to you in PDF-format via email, together with further instructions which apply to your personal situation.

Step 6: After arriving in the Netherlands and having successfully opened a Dutch bank account, you can fill in the Deposit Refund Form to get a refund of the deposit you made for living costs. The form will be sent to you by the International Office EUR at the beginning of January. Please do take into account that the refund procedure may take up to 2 – 4 weeks before the funds are showing in your Dutch bank account. Always make sure to have sufficient funds available during the first few weeks of your stay in Rotterdam.

Step 7: Finally, the International Office EUR will send you an email once your residence permit card is ready for you to collect at the IND office.


Contact address for students who have not received a link to enter Osiris – My Cases;

Contact address for students who wish to contact International Office EUR;