If you do not hold an EU/EEA or Swiss nationality, you may need a residence permit to study at CHE. Only if you are enrolling in a full-time study programme, you are eligible for a residence permit for study purposes.
Dutch residence permits are issued by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). You cannot apply to IND for an entry visa and/or residence permit for study purposes yourself. The International Office of CHE will apply on your behalf.
1. Do I need an entry visa and/or a residence permit?
|I have a nationality of an EU/EEA country, or Switzerland
|No residence permit/entry visa needed
|I have a nationality of these countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New-Zealand, South Korea, UK, or the USA
|You need a residence permit if you stay for 90 days of more. If you stay less than 90 days, you do not need an entry visa or residence permit.
|I do not have a nationality from the countries mentioned above
|You need an entry visa and residence permit if you stay for more than 90 days. If you stay less than 90 days, you can apply for a tourist visa yourself.
|I have a residence permit for study in a different EU-country and come to the Netherlands to study for 90 – 360 days
|When you have a residence permit for the purpose of studies, you do not need a new permit. We can explain more to you in a personal email.
2. Steps visa process
3. Required Documents
- Scan of your passport
- Proof of financial means
- Antecedents certificate
- Proof of visa fees
- Copy of your health care insurance
- TB certificate, if needed
Upload these documents before June 15th!
How long will my entry visa be valid?
Your entry visa is typically issued for a period of 90 days. You must travel to the Netherlands within this 90-day period.
How much does a residence permit cost?
In academic year 2024-2025, the application fee for a residence permit for study is EUR 228.
How long will my residence permit be valid?
Your residence permit will be valid for the duration of the programme, plus 3 months, unless you quit the programme earlier than the end date. In that case, your residence permit will be valid until 4 weeks after your de-enrolment.
What are biometric data?
In order to process your residence permit card, IND needs your biometrical data. They will scan your fingerprints and a facial scan will be captured.
Do I need to undergo a TB test?
It depends on how long you will stay in the Netherlands, your nationality and the current health situation. Therefore, it's essential to check the most recent guidelines provided by the Dutch immigration authorities or consult with the International Office of CHE. You can download guidelines below.
Can we expedite the process?
Unfortunately, we cannot do anything to expedite the process. CHE and IND are two different authorities, and IND makes decisions regarding residence permits.
Can I work with a residence permit for study?
Yes, international students are allowed to work part-time alongside their studies if they have a valid study visa.
European Union/EEA/Swiss students: Students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland are free to work in the Netherlands without any restrictions.
Non-European Union/EEA/Swiss students: If you have a nationality of a non-EU/EEA/Swiss country and you have a student residence permit in the Netherlands, you can work part time during the academic year (up to 16 hours per week) OR full-time during the summer months of June, July, and August. Please keep in mind that, if you are working next to your studies, you are generally required to have Dutch health insurance.
Can I also travel outside the Netherlands?
Yes, you are allowed to travel within the Schengen Area up to 90 days, which includes many European countries. If you plan to travel to countries outside the Schengen Area, you will need to check the specific visa requirements for those countries. Every country has its own rules regarding entry, and having a Schengen visa or residence permit does not guarantee entry into non-Schengen countries.