Student visa for Netherlands

Student visa for Netherlands

Students coming from member states of European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland can study in Netherlands without student visa or residence permit. Students coming from third countries and wish to study in Netherlands longer than 3 months, must have student visa (MMV) to legally enter the country and residence permit (VVR) which gives them legal stay in Netherlands.

With many years of experience and commitment in working with students, I can provide you with help and support throughout the whole procedure, which requires careful planning and detailed preparation in order for the outcome of the whole process to be positive.

Work while studying

  • International students in Netherlands are allowed to work during their studies
  • Students coming from EU/EEA and Switzerland can work without limitation and they do not need work permit (except Croatian students)
  • Students coming from third countries can work up to 16 hours per week during their semesters or full time during summer break. Students must have work permit for which the employer must apply


  • Counseling and choosing educational institution and program
  • Preparation of enrollment documentation and enrollment
  • Receiving an offer
  • Accepting the offer and receiving confirmation of enrollment
  • Applying for visa and preparing for departure

Benefits of student visa in Netherlands

  • Dutch student visa gives you opportunity to earn valuable degree, quality knowledge and skills
  • Students in Netherlands have the opportunity to work during their studies and gain valuable work experience and connections in that way
  • Multinational environment is stimulating for learning or improving foreign language skills
  • Studying in Netherlands opens the opportunity to extend your residence permit after graduation for a year and work in Netherlands
  • Opportunity to experience studying in open and multicultural environment

Requirements for student visa for Netherlands

  • To be enrolled in studies at accredited education institution
  • That you have appropriate level of education for enrolled program
  • That you have sufficient knowledge of language in which the program is conducted
  • That you are financially capable to cover costs of living and studying in Holland
  • You need to prove that your goal for leaving to Holland are studies and that you really need them
  • To have adequate health insurance

Study in Netherlands

International students who decide to study in Netherlands can expect excellent education system, top quality study programs as well as earning the qualifications which will be respected and recognized worldwide. Netherlands has one of the largest offers of study programs in English language, among the non-English speaking countries, which makes it very attractive study destination.

Study options in Netherlands

  • Dutch language courses
  • Associate degrees
  • Bachelor studies
  • Master studies
  • PhD studies

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