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!
Student life in the Netherlands
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Deadlines? Deadlines!
We have several deadlines throughout the year. Think of a deadline to pay and to submit your (visa) document(s).
6. Travelling to the Netherlands and COVID-19
Students travelling to the Netherlands from abroad need to take into account the regulations set by the Dutch government, due to the COVID-19. Be aware, these regulations are subject to change.