To whom does the MoMi standard apply?
The MoMi standard applies to all migrants of non-EU/EEA countries, who study at the University of Twente (UT) on the basis of a temporary residence permit with 'study' as purpose of stay. The MoMi Act doesn’t apply to migrants from EU/EEA countries, nor does it apply to migrants with a short stay visa and a visa for asylum. The MoMi standard therefore applies to all regular full-time Bachelor's, Pre-Master's and Master's students. A list of countries can be found at the end of this FAQ.
What does the MoMi standard mean?
One of the most important requirements of MoMi is that you have sufficient study progress each academic year. That means: at least 50% of the ECTS credits each academic year. You can lose your residence permit if your study progress is insufficient, the IND can withdraw your residence permit. The other rights and obligations are listed below.
MoMi and BSA, how do they relate to each other?
The MoMi standard (50% of the ECTS in full modules) will be used to determine the study progress of MoMi. This is important for your residence permit. An additional standard can be set for studying at the UT, for example the binding recommendation (BSA, 75% of the ECTS) for first-year Bachelor's students. Certain studies, such as ITC and ATLAS, have also additional requirements. ATLAS-students need to obtain 100% of the ECTS yearly.
These requirements have no direct consequence for your residence permit, but are bound/linked to the program. You do need to meet both criteria to continue your program.
For example: if you have earned 30 ECTS, you may stay at the UT on the basis of MoMi, but it can be possible that you can’t continue your program. On the other hand it may be possible to achieve the BSA in parts of modules, but not having full modules so you don’t meet the MoMi standard.
For the additional standards of your program, contact your program.