If you wish to come to the Netherlands to study at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, then you might need a visa and/or a residence permit.

If you are a citizen or an official resident of a country not belonging to the EU or EEA, you require an 'Authorisation for temporary stay' and/or entry visa (MVV). Our International Office will handle all immigration related matters and will guide you through the entire application process. 

Want to know if you need an entry visa and/or residence permit? You can use the Residence Wizard on the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) 

In all cases, Saxion's International Office will apply for your visa and residence permit.

To keep your residence permit, the IND states as a condition that students need to obtain at least 50% of their credits (30 credits per year) by the end of the academic year. Students who do not obtain at least 30 credits per year are not entitled to keep their study-based residence permit.  

  • This rule applies to students in Bachelor and Master programmes.  

  • Exchange students are exempted from this rule.  

  • Preparatory students must complete the preparatory programme within a maximum of 12 months: if not, they will be de-registered.  

Each year, Saxion is obliged to inform the IND about students who did not meet the 50% credit requirement for that academic year. If you have not made sufficient study progress, you are not allowed to re-register at Saxion, being for your current course or any other course at Saxion.  Please note that the IND may revoke your residence permit.  

When you come to the Netherlands you have some immigration formalities that you need to arrange.

Immigration Procedures