Immigration procedures

Prospective students with an EU/EER and Swiss nationality

Students from EU/EEA countries are not required by law to apply for a residence permit, nor are they required to register with the Dutch immigration authorities. Should you however wish to apply for an EU/EEA residence permit, please go to the website of the IND for further information and conditions.

Prospective students from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City

You do not need an entry visa (MVV) to enter the Netherlands. However, in order to study in the Netherlands, you do need a residence permit. Since it is not possible to apply for this yourself, THUAS will apply for a residence permit for study in the Netherlands while you are still abroad. Please note that you are required to upload immigration documents and transfer a package fee of € 19,000 before the 15th of June 2017. More information will be provided after acceptance.

Prospective students with another nationality

In order to study in the Netherlands, you need a residence permit and when applicable an entry visa (MVV). Since it is not possible to apply for this yourself, THUAS will apply for your entry visa and residence permit for the purpose of study on your behalf. Please note that you are required to upload immigration documents and transfer a package fee of €19,000 before the 15th of June. For students with a Chinese nationality we additionally require a NUFFIC certificate. More information will be provided after acceptance.

Prospective students already in the Netherlands

For students who are already living in the Netherlands with a valid residence permit for the purpose of study at another university in the Netherlands, THUAS has the obligation to inform the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) about the change in educational institution. In order for us to become your guarantor at the IND, you are required to submit additional documents before the end of July in order to retain your current residence permit for study. More information will be provided after acceptance. In case you have a residence permit for another purpose than study*, which you are unable to extend, THUAS can apply for a residence permit for the purpose of study. In order for us to apply for your study permit, you are required to submit documents transfer the legal application fee before the end of July. More information will be provided after acceptance.

*For students with a privileged card provided by the Ministry of Foreign affairs, the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) also requires an official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which they declare from which date you are registered in their administration system (PROBAS) with a privileged status and this statement should also include the date that you will be de-registered. You need to provide this document in addition to the below mentioned documents.

IND Migration Policy

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is obligated to monitor study progress. You must pass at least 50% of the nominal study workload for (the part) of the academic year. In the event of insufficient study progress, THUAS has the obligation to report this to the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) and your residence permit may be revoked. By submitting the immigration process you authorize THUAS to request information from the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) or from your previous educational institution and to withdraw your registration with the Immigration Authorities if you do not start the study programme, if you cancel/quit your studies or in case you do not pass at least 50% of the nominal study workload for (the part) of the academic year. In addition, you are required each year to show proof of sufficient financial means between June and August in order to retain your study residence permit. Sufficient financial means refers to the applicable tuition fee, as well as about € 10,412 for living expenses. Please note that the exact rates are subject to government regulations and changes will be communicated when available. Should you not meet the official requirement, THUAS has to notify the IND and your permit may be revoked. As a result, you will no longer have a legal residence status anymore in The Netherlands, even if you have already enrolled for the next academic year.

Please note that THUAS only acts as an intermediary between you and the Dutch Immigration Service. We have no influence whatsoever on the outcome of the procedure, nor on its duration. In case the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) does not approve your application for immigration documents or in case of cancellation, refund of the legal application fees is not possible.