Ede is located in the area between Arnhem, Barneveld and Wageningen. Ede has almost 110.000 inhabitants living in an area of 32.000 hectares, including large natural areas with moors, forests interspacing small, picturesque agrarian communities.
Ede is well known for its natural beauty (national park De Hoge Veluwe), its recent military history (Airborne Museum) and for art (Kröller Müller Museum). In 2001, the ultramodern hospital “De Gelderse Vallei” was instituted in Ede. Please access the website of the Ede community ( https://www.ede.nl/) and discover what Ede has to offer you.
In the Netherlands universities have no formal responsibility to house their students.
Students’ housing companies and private parties provide rooms for students.
CHE works together with Idealis, the students’ housing company in Ede. As soon as you have applied for and have been admitted to one of our international programs we will send you the explanation and procedure “how to find a room”.
In most cases a room can be found at a reasonable distance from the university.
Enrolment at CHE
All international exchange students can contact the International Office for application forms. Once the website or the application has been approved, the student will receive a Letter of Acceptance. For Erasmus exchange students the additional documents, such as a Learning Agreement and Transcript of Records will be arranged between the home institution and CHE.
The OKP (Orange Knowledge Program - former NFP) and MSP programmes have several deadlines per year. For all international programmes CHE the academic deadline is 23 March 2018 in case you wish to apply for an OKP or MSP fellowship. Two months prior to this deadline ATLAS (registration programme for OKP and MSP) opens. For Erasmus and other fellowship funds the academic deadline is 1 May 2018. After CHE has granted admission a link to a web application form will be sent to interested candidates so that they can start with the registration of their OKP or MSP application in Atlas.
EU-residents do not need a special visa or permit to study or work in the Netherlands as long as they have a valid passport, sufficient financial means and medical insurance. Non-EU residents always have to apply for a visa before entering the Netherlands. This can be a tourist visa (for a stay up to 3 months) or a residence permit/visa (TEV). In order to find out which type of visa is required, foreign students have to inquire for this information from Dutch embassies and consulates in their home country. Please also see the website of NUFFIC (www.nuffic.nl) and the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (www.minbuza.nl). The International Office can offer assistance or advice in this area.
The average student in Ede needs between 575 Euros and 900 Euros per month to cover living costs including meals, transportation and housing:
Living costs (estimation) international students for one month stay :
Rent € 450 - € 500
Transport € 100 - € 200
Other € 150 - € 250
Total € 575 - € 900
The National Health Service in the Netherlands does not offer free insurance for exchange students. Having one’s own health and accident insurance is absolutely necessary. CHE can assist you in arranging a combined travel and health insurance.
Other practical Information
International students will receive a student charter at the start of their course. This charter provides information on the rights and obligations of the student during his or her stay at the CHE.
For more information about the charter you can contact the International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many churches and religious organisations in Ede. Most share the Christian identity the CHE adheres to. For information on English-spoken services, please contact the International office.
Student associations and activities
Students of the CHE can participate in various activities outside of their study in and around Ede (sports, Bible studies, workshops etc.). There are several student associations en networks which offer a program for foreign students.