Visa or residence permit


In principle, your nationality determines the immigration arrangements you need to take before coming to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Remember: you cannot arrange your immigration process on your own. Team Immigration (International Office, Erasmus University Rotterdam), will apply for your residence permit. They will start your immigration procedure once they have been informed by your faculty.*

To be able to advise you correctly, choose whether you have an EU/EEA/Swiss or a non-EU/EEA/Swiss passport:

*Are you starting a study programme at one of the following faculties? Then your faculty will contact you for the first immigration arrangements instead of us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service. They take care of all immigration and naturalization applications of individuals who wish to live in the Netherlands or want to become a Dutch citizen. 

This depends on the type of residence permit and your situation. Please contact us for further information and we’ll help you out.

We are unable to give you an indication on how long the process will take. We will however communicate a deadline to you based on your personal situation, and you need to start the application process 12 weeks prior to start date of your study programme. The process can take this long due to delays when correcting mistakes in submissions by students, processing foreign bank transactions and delays at external parties like embassies occur. Failing to start the procedures in time might cause serious delays in the immigration process and may lead to you not being able to travel to the Netherlands before the start of your study programme.

We are unfortunately not able to speed up the process because we are dependent on the decision-making process of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Authority Authority (IND).

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