The Netherlands is a great place to study.
It’s also a flat country, so it’s easier to travel between cities than in other countries.
If you’re an international student looking for an education in the Netherlands, read on!
We’ll tell you how to get a student visa and all the steps you need to take before entering this country as well as after arriving there.
The Netherlands Student Visa Process
Your education is a minimum of 3 months.
The Netherlands is a popular destination for students worldwide, and it’s easy to see why.
The country has a strong economy and is also a member of the European Union and Schengen Area—two critical international organizations allowing citizens to travel throughout Europe.
You’re above 18 years of age.
The minimum age for an undergraduate student visa is 18 unless you live with your parents or have another legal guardian.
If this is the case, you can apply for a student visa as your parents do.
But, if you are under 18 years old and wish to study in the Netherlands alone without anyone else accompanying you (such as siblings), then we recommend applying through our online system instead of submitting an individual application form.
You will need: A letter from your school confirming that they are aware of your intention to study abroad; Your passport/travel document; Proof of enrolment at college or university (this could be either via photocopy or scan); Proof of financial support from parents/guardian(s)
You have enough money to support yourself.
The amount of money you need to show you have depends on your lifestyle, but it’s generally recommended that you have at least EUR 1,500 per month.
You will also need to demonstrate that this amount is enough for the duration of your stay in the Netherlands.
Suppose you’re planning on staying for more than one year or studying full time for an extended period (for example, three years).
In that case, it’s recommended that a bank account with sufficient funds be opened and maintained while applying for a student visa so they can be used as proof of financial stability when applying for one later down the line should they decide not to get into university after all.
Your health is good.
To get a student visa, you must have a medical examination.
An authorized doctor can do this in the Netherlands, costing around €80 (roughly $90).
You are also required to provide a certificate from your doctor stating that you are healthy enough to travel abroad and study.
If your doctor is not on the list of authorized doctors, they will also need to apply with Dutch immigration authorities for authorization.
Finally, suppose your application is successful and approved by Dutch immigration authorities at some point during this process. In that case, they may also require that you submit another health certificate from another authorized doctor who specializes in issuing similar certificates for other applications such as visas or work permits—so make sure this second one has their stamp!
If you need an MVV, you must apply for it at least three months before entering the Netherlands.
If you need an MVV, you must apply for it at least three months before entering the Netherlands. You can apply for an MVV at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your home country.
The Last Word
As you can see, many things need to be done and taken care of to receive a student visa for the Netherlands.
But if you follow these steps and take care of each one, you should have no problem receiving one before your arrival date.