Visa

When coming to The Netherlands for study, you might need a visa. Through the below information we will help you on your way.

Students

When coming to The Netherlands for study, you might need a visa. Through the below information we will help you on your way.  

If you are a student who is currently enrolled at a university in the Netherlands:  

  • EU/EER nationals: EU nationals do not need a visa to study or work in The Netherlands.   
  • Non-EU nationals:   

    •  Internship  

      If you are in the possession of a student visa, you are required to have an internship agreement. This agreement needs to be co-signed by the company you will be completing the internship at, as well as your educational institution. No extra permit or visa is required.   

    •  Working  

      Your employer will have to apply for a work permit for you. You are not allowed to work without it. Furthermore, you are limited to work a maximum of 16 hours per week during the year, or full-time during the vacation months from June to August.  

Please note: Regardless of your nationality, if you plan to do an internship or/and a (part-time) job, you need to take out Dutch health insurance. Please check the detailed information here.  

The Orientation Year Visa for Graduates

  • EU/EER nationals:  

    EU/EER nationals do not need a visa to stay or work in The Netherlands after graduation.  

  • Non-EU nationals:  

    As a Non-EU graduate you can apply for an Orientation Year Visa which allows you one year to start your own business in the Netherlands or offer you time to find employment within the Netherlands.  For more information on this opportunity, please refer to the IND website.  Usually, the visa application procesprocess takes  between three and six months. We therefore recommend you to apply at least three months prior to your student visa expiration date.  

Regardless of your nationality, if you work part-time or full-time, you need to take out Dutch health insurance.  Please check the detailed information on our insurance page.

More information

Contact our program advisors to learn more about the scholarship possibilities applying to you and start your application.   

BScBA

Naomi Flipse & Donna Tancev

Program Advisor

FTMSc

Gina van Hiel

Program Advisor

FTMBA

Anne-Marie Houten

Program Advisor