The Netherlands is gradually becoming one of the most common international study destinations for its high quality of education.
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Who needs a Netherland Study Visa?
If you want to study in the Netherlands, you need to get a visa. The visa requirements depend on your nationality.
If you are an EU/EEA citizen, you do not need to apply for a study visa or a resident permit. You only need to have your valid passport, and just after you arrive in the Netherlands, you need to register with the municipality.
But if you belong to any Non-EU/EEA state, you need to apply for a study visa, if you want to study in the Netherlands.
How to get a Netherland Study Visa?
The Netherlands issues two types of visas MVV and VVR; if you are from any Non-EU/EEA state, you need to apply for both a Long Term Visa (MVV) and a residence permit(VVR) to study in the Netherlands. It will allow you to stay in the state for more than 90-days.
After getting an acceptance letter from the Netherlands institution, you can apply for a study visa. You need to apply for a study visa for at least three months before your arrival plan.
After you arrive in the Netherlands with your study visa (long term visa), you need to apply for a residence permit within five days.
Remember, if you arrive in the Netherlands with a short stay visa, you will not be able to apply for a residence permit. So, it is essential to enter the state with the correct visa. You can apply for a residence permit after the successful registration of your study program in a Netherland educational institution.
Note that if your course of study is less than 90 days, you can also apply for a SHORT STAY VISA.
You will need to have the following documents to get a residence permit (VVR).
A bank statement stating sufficient financial means
Criminal record certificate
Fee payment receipt
A registration letter from Netherland educational institute
Can you work in the Netherlands while studying?
In the Netherlands, you are allowed to work while studying, but it depends on your nationality, whether you can work for a limited amount of hours or many hours.
1. For EU/EEA nationals:
If you are from any EU/EEA state, you can work in the Netherlands for as many hours as you want while studying without applying for a work permit.
2. For Non-EU/EEA nationals:
If you are not an EU/EEA national, you need to have a residence permit if you want to work while studying. You are allowed to work 16 hours a week and full time during June, July, and August.
What will be the required documents for a Netherland Study Visa?
You need the following documents to get the Netherlands Study Visa.
5. An acceptance letter from the Netherland educational institute
6. Proof that is stating enough financial funds
7. Health insurance
Note that all the documents must be in either Dutch, English, French or German language with the originals.
What will be the processing time for a Netherland Study Visa?
It will take about 10-15 days for visa processing.
What is the Entry and Residence (TEV) procedure?
Through the TEV process, you can apply for both MVV, and VRR permits simultaneously in one application. It means that your request for an MVV and Residence Permit (VVR) will be submitted and considered at the same time. Your chosen university will start the TEV procedure on your behalf.
What will be the studying cost in the Netherlands?
The studying cost in the Netherlands is reasonable as compared to many other European countries. Usually, for a Bachelor's degree, you need to pay about 6,000 EUR to 15,000 EUR per year and for Master's degree 8,000 EUR to 20,000 EUR per year.