Two students outside the campus

When you come to the Netherlands you have some immigration formalities that you need to arrange. Depending on your nationality and length of stay, the amount of paperwork to take care of may vary.

The Dutch immigration authorities (the ‘IND’) make sure that the immigration policy of the Dutch government is carried out accurately.

Saxion works closely together with the IND to make sure that immigration matters are arranged properly, enabling you to come and study in the Netherlands. International Office handles all immigration related matters for her students. We will point out the requirements to you and will guide you through the rules and regulations. Our aim is to assist you properly and timely for a good start in the Netherlands. We strongly recommend no travel plans are made or costs incurred until a decision regarding the application for the visa is approved and the visa has been provided by the Dutch embassy.

There are different procedures for different categories of students, you can find the specific requirements per category in the documents in the column on the right side of this page. Please check below which category applies to your situation:

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

Prospective students from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City (except Exchange students).

Prospective students from all other NON-European Union countries than the ones mentioned under category 2 and category 5 (except Exchange students).

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.

Prospective students from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Cuba and Syria.

Prospective Exchange students.