How to apply
Step 1: Each non-EEA student receives an individual message, containing a personalised 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. There you will find several questions you have to answer, as well as downloading the required application forms. Make sure to fill in the questions and documents correctly.
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 your annual tuition fee, 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:
- Bachelor students: € 19.992 (€9000 tuition fee + €10800 costs of living + €192 immigration costs)
- Pre-Master students: € 19.992 (€9000 tuition fee + €10800 costs of living + €192 immigration costs)
- Master students: € 25,692 (€14700 tuition fee + €10800 costs of living + €192 immigration costs)
- Exchange students:
- Block 1&2: € 3,792 (€3600 costs of living + € 192 immigration costs) – study period 4 months
- Block 1-4: € 7,392 (€7200 costs of living + € 192 immigration costs) – study period 8 months
- 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
- Full year: € 10.992 (€10800 costs of living + € 192 immigration costs)
Information for transferring the bank payment:*bachelor students only need to prove living costs for the first year of their study programme, hence the living costs of €10800
* Account holder:
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
* Bank address detail:
* Account number:
Account holder name
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
* Payment reference:
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. We 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 end of August / beginning of September. 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.