Enrolment at CHE
All international students can download the application form from the website. Once the application has been approved, the student will receive a Letter of Acceptance.
Erasmus+ exchange students
If you are an Erasmus+ exchange student, you will need a Learning Agreement. Our international office will inform you about this after you are accepted to a programme.
The CHE has signed the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, which states the rights of Erasmus+ students.
The application deadline for Erasmus+ students is May 1st.
OKP (former NFP), MSP applicants
The OKP and MSP programmes have several deadlines per year. But for all CHE international programmes the academic deadline is 23 March, 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. 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.
Students who would like to apply for a StuNed Scholarship, have to apply to CHE first. After the CHE has sent them a letter of acceptance, they can apply for a scholarship at StuNed/Neso.
It is also possible to join our international programmes if you are not an Eramus+ student or someone with a scholarship. It is possible to pay for the course yourself, and join us for one or two consecutive courses.
The deadline for applying is May 1st.
Code of Conduct
The CHE wants to offer quality an clarity to international students. That is why CHE has signed the Code of Conduct for International Students. This Code of Conduct sets out standards for Dutch higher education institutions in their dealings with international students. This code of conduct is an initiative of the Dutch educational institutions and the government. Only institutions that have signed the Code of Conduct, are allowed to recruit international students from outside the European Union. By signing the Code of Conduct, the institutions offer international students a guarantee of the quality of their programmes, student recruitment, selection and counselling procedures.
The International Office provides brochures for students regarding the Code of Conduct.
Student Charter International Student
Students receive a Student Charter International Student at the start of the course. The Charter describes all kinds of practical matters but also the rights and obligations of the student.
Visa and Residence Permit
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 might need a visa before entering the Netherlands. This depends on your nationality.
Nationals of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea do not need an entry visa. They can stay in the Netherlands for 90 days. If they want to stay for more than 90 days, they need a residence permit.
Students from countries that are not mentioned above need an entry visa. When they want to stay for more than 90 days, they also need a residence permit.
For a stay longer than 90 days, the International Office will apply for a residence permit (+ entry visa) for study for the student.
When students needs a visa and stays for less than 90 days, the students have to apply for a (tourist) themselves. They can inquire for 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).
In the Netherlands universities have no formal responsibility to house their students. Students’ housing companies and private parties provide rooms for students.
International students can contact the International office for assistance in finding accommodation. The availabilty of accommodation may vary, so students are advised to send in their application as soon as possible.
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.
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
Medical services & health insurance
Everyone in The Netherlands is obligated to have a health care insurance. 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.
For more information see http://www.zorgverzekering.org/eng/general-information/students/ or https://www.studyinholland.nl/prepare/get-prepared