Immigration matters

Immigration process

Our Immigration Coordinators are happy to help you and will guide you step-by-step through the immigration process. On this page we will give you more insight in what to expect when. Non-EU students need to apply for a visa and/or residence permit and go through the full process, EU students only need to register as a new resident of the town where they are going to live. We will start the immigration process from May (October for the February intake) onwards by sending you an invitation by email.

Immigration process

  • If you are a non-EU student and are curious to know what to expect during your immigration process, please go through the four phases below. 
  • As a student with an EU nationality you have free access to the Netherlands. The only thing you will need is a valid national ID or passport. There is no immigration process you have to follow beforehand. You do need to register at the city hall (BRP-inschrijving) as a new resident of the town where you are going to live. Please follow the process from phase 4, step 3 onwards.
Phase 1: Payment of the immigration fee
Phase 2: Application process in OSIRIS
Phase 3: Getting your visa and/or residence permit
Phase 4: After arrival