Arrival Services

If you will be an international student at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) starting September 2020, the information on this page will help you to prepare for your stay in the Netherlands. You can read about what to bring and how we will guide you through the arrival formalities in the Netherlands.

Meeting place at Innovation Playground of THUAS.

Some of you might be planning to arrive in the Netherlands a little earlier than the start of the semester and the introduction organised by the degree programme you will join.

From Wednesday August 26 till Thursday September 1, between 11:00 and 15:00 you are welcome to come to the Innovation Playground to meet with some of the other students that have arrived at THUAS. There will be drinks and snacks for you to enjoy while you exchange stories. We are very happy to answer your questions you might have about living in The Hague or practical matters of student lin in the Netherlands. The innovation Playground is located in the Atrium of the main building of THUAS in The Hague.

Hope to see you there!

Information session on arrival formalities

During your introduction week, the International Office will host an online presentation. In just 30 minutes we will tell you all there is to know about the final bits of paper work to take care of.

Immigration Day (Residence Permit, and Municipality registration)

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 Office 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 of The Hague, if you are going to live in The Hague. Students who are planning to live outside The Hague, unfortunately need to arrange this compulsory registration themselves. A week or two after you have registered with the municipality you will receive a confirmation of your registration, which will contain your citizen service number (BSN).
Date: 3rd of September 2020

Health Check Day

To obtain a residence permit for the Netherlands and for reasons of public health, students from a number of countries are required to have a Tuberculosis (TB) examination, during the examination your lungs will be X-rayed. If you have the nationality of one of the following countries this list, you do not have to undergo a (TB) tuberculosis test. Those who are obligated for a Health Check will receive an invitation letter during the information session.
Date: 30th of September 2020


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 certainly understand that and when everything is new, you can probably use some tips and tricks on what to do and how to be prepared for the Dutch weather. That’s why we are giving you these tips to help you get off to a good start at university.
We hope you enjoy your student years!