Arrival Services

Are you joining The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) as an international student? The information on this page helps you to prepare for your stay in the Netherlands. You can read about the kind of documents you will need to bring with you and other important guidelines relating to arrival formalities and settling in the Netherlands.    

Travelling and studying during COVID-19.  

We understand you might have a lot of questions regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. For all your questions regarding this topic please check the Study in Holland website for the latest updates. For questions about studying at THUAS during COVID-19 please carefully read the FAQ on Coronavirus or contact your study programme directly. You will also find more information about requirements for self-quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands on the FAQ on Coronavirus page.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at home and get tested. 
(call +31 800-1202 to make an appointment for a free COVID-19 test)

Information session about arrival formalities

During your introduction week, the International Office will send you a pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation in which basic information regarding immigration and registration will be outlined.
For more information about the start of your life at THUAS and in The Hague please take a look here

Pick-up service Schiphol Airport.

Are you arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport? Then we recommend you to book a transfer to The Hague via our partner Safe & Sound pick-up service; specially for our international students. 

Immigration Steps (Residence Permit, and Municipality registration. NON-EEA students) 

It is no longer possible for THUAS to arrange an appointment for you. On this website you can make your own appointment.

You will be invited (If you are a NON-EU student) to pick up your residence permit, or provide your biometric information (fingerprint and photo) to the Dutch Immigration Services if you have not already done so in your home country.

All students intending to stay in the Netherlands for more than 4 months must register with the Municipal Personal Records Database (BRP). Therefore you need to make sure that you are legally allowed to live at your new Dutch address. To make things easy for you, THUAS will arrange an appointment with the Municipality in The Hague - only if you are planning to live in The Hague. (only for NON-EU students). 

Students who are planning to live outside The Hague need to arrange this compulsory registration themselves. A confirmation of your registration will be sent to you by email a week or two after having registered. The confirmation will include your newly created BSN number. 

Date to be determined for the semester 2 intake.

Health Check Day

Students holding the nationality of certain countries must undergo a mandatory health check.  The health check consists of a Tuberculosis (TB) examination, during which your lungs will be X-rayed. If you are a national of one of the following countries on this list, you do not have to undergo a (TB) tuberculosis examination. Those who are obligated for a Health Check will receive a personal invitation letter from the International Office upon arrival in the Netherlands. 

Date: 29-9-2021, GGD Haaglanden. Westeinde 128

COVID-19 vaccin

Everyone who is aged 18 and over and has registered at the municipal will receive an invitation to get vaccinated. Please find further information listed here


Are you thinking of using the main form of transport in the Netherlands when you arrive here?
For a fixed price a month (at a student rate) you can get a Swapfiets bicycle and they ensure your bicycle always works!
To order yours and view the terms and conditions:

Tips and Tricks

We understand that adapting to a new environment can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming. That’s why we would like to equip you with these tips to help you get off to a good start at university. We would also like to refer to the Pre-Departure Guide. And check this website out as well: Study in The Hague. 

We wish you plenty of luck and success with your studies at THUAS!