Student visa for Netherlands

Student visa for Netherlands

Student visa is not required for students who wish to study in the Netherlands and come from member states of European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland. Students coming from third countries and wish to study longer than 3 months must have student visa and upon arrival to Netherlands they must apply for residence permit as well.

Conditions for student visa

  • Student must be enrolled in studies at accredited educational institution
  • To have adequate education level for enrolled studies
  • To have sufficient knowlegde and skills of the language in which program is thaught
  • Student must be able to cover costs of studying and staying in Holland
  • To prove that their main goal is studying and why they need those studies
  • To have adequate health insurance

Benefits of student visa

Student visa for Netherlands opens the doors of valuable education and respected diploma in a unique multinational environment. Dutch student visa allows students to work during their studies. There are no limitations for students who come from EU/EEA and Switzerland, while students coming from third countries can work 16 hours per week during semesters or full time during summer and they need work permit.

Duration of student visa

Student visa is valid for 3 months, upon expiration it’s being replaced with residence permit which is valid for a duration of studies plus additional 3 months.

Applying for student visa

Visa application procedure is conducted by education institutions in which student enrolled. Application for residence permit can go through education institution or student can apply alone upon arrival to Netherlands.

Fees and processing time

Visa fee application is usually 174 EUR, but it can vary depending on the education institution. The average processing time is up to 2 months.

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