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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.  

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 for exchange students).

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