Immigration matters

Immigration matters

As an international student you need to arrange several practical matters to assure yourself of an untroubled stay in the Netherlands, including the immigration formalities.

Preparing your stay

  • The Immigration Coordinators are happy to apply for your visa and/or residence permit and will guide you step-by-step through the process.
  • The Immigration Coordinators start the immigration procedure from October onwards. You will receive an invitation email automatically. 
  • The Immigration Team has a special agreement with the Dutch Immigration Service to speed up this process and to make it as smooth as possible for you.
Entry visa
Residence permit
Immigration fee

You can also find more information about visa, insurance, work permits and other procedures, applicable to your personal situation on the websites of Study in Holland and Dutch Immigration Service.

Information: changes due to coronavirus

Contact the Immigration Team

If you have a question, do not hesitate to contact our Immigration Coordinators. You can also check our FAQ section about immigration in times of corona

  • Ellis Renders - Immigration Office

    Ellis Renders

    Immigration Coordinator
  • Kristel Weijters - Immigration Team

    Kristel Weijters

    Immigration Coordinator
  • Erik Geers -  Immigration Team

    Erik Geers

    Immigration Coordinator

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we are currently not able to hold visiting hours in person. You can discuss immigration related questions and/or concerns during the telephone consultation hours of the Immigration Team. The visiting hours will be held at telephone number +31 (0)13 466 4707 on:


  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 hrs
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15:00 to 16:00 hrs

It is possible to ask your question via



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Welcome new student

Arranging the immigration formalities is part of the process of becoming a Tilburg University student. Check all the information relevant to kick-start your studies at Tilburg University.

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