Visa or residence permit, or both?

In principle, your nationality determines the immigration arrangements you need to take before coming to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

Remember: you will not have to arrange your immigration on your own. The International Office EUR will reach out to you as soon as your admittance is final to get things started.* 

To be able to advise you correctly, let us know what is applicable to you:

  1. I have an EU/EEA passport  > This is me
  2. I have a non EU/EEA passport   > This is me


*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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I am not yet admitted to the study programme. What should I do?

Contact your faculty for more information on the next steps. Please note that we are only able to start the immigration procedure when you are admitted. 

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What is the IND?

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. 

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As a non-EU/EEA student with a valid EU residence permit in place, do I still need an entry visa and/or Dutch residence permit?

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

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How long does it take to arrange my residence permit?

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 10 weeks prior start date of your study programme. 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.

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Can you speed up the immigration procedures?

We are unfortunately not able to speed up the process.