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When coming to the Netherlands, there are some immigration formalities to consider.

Saxion works closely together with the Dutch Immigration Authorities (the IND) to make sure that immigration matters are arranged properly, allowing you to come and study in the Netherlands. International Office handles all immigration related matters for Saxion students. We will point out all requirements to you and will guide you through the rules and regulations. Our aim is to assist you properly and in a timely manner. We strongly recommend that you wait until your visa application has been approved and your entry visa has been provided by the Dutch embassy before making travel plans and incurring costs. There are different procedures for different categories of students. You can find the specific requirements per category below. Please check which category applies to your situation.

Disclaimer: Saxion University of Applied Sciences retains the right to refuse to apply for a student visa/residence permit if there are significant concerns about the applicant's intended purpose of stay in the Netherlands.

Prospective students from European Union countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. 

Prospective students from The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City.

Prospective students from all other NON - European Union countries, other than the ones mentioned under category 2.

Prospective students with a NON - European Union nationality already living in the Netherlands with a valid residence permit for the purpose of: 

  • Privileged card from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 

  • Au-pair; 

  • Study. 

See also