Before you start

We bet you can't wait to start your studies! But there are first a few things you'll need to take into account as an international student. We have gathered for you the practical matters and information you need to know. So you can start your studies fully prepared!

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Student life in the Netherlands

The Netherlands might become your new place to live and study. Want to know more about student life in the Netherlands?
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1. Immigration Procedures (non-EU students)

When coming to the Netherlands, there are immigration formalities. The International Office will apply for your Visa and/or Residence Permit at the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) in the Netherlands. Make sure you upload the mandatory documents and transfer the proof of financial means, before the payment deadline.

Read the finer details

2. Arrange a place to live in the Netherlands

Finding a place to live is one of the most important things that needs to be arranged before your arrival. Since it might be quite difficult to find suitable housing by yourself, Saxion gives first year students the opportunity to arrange accommodation via Saxion. Be aware; this is not arranged automatically.

More about (Saxion) Housing
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3. Make sure you're insured

Dutch law requires every citizen to be insured for health care. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are properly insured during your stay in the Netherlands. Are you a non-EU student? Saxion will arrange AON Student Insurance for your first academic year.

Insurance information

4. Arrange the financial matters

When you are going to study abroad In the Netherlands at Saxion, it's good to know what to expect financially. Think of the fee structure, the additional study costs and possible scholarships.

Financing your studies

5. Deadlines? Deadlines!

We have several deadlines throughout the year. Think of a deadline to pay and to submit your (visa) document(s).

Check out the deadlines
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