See Residence Permit & Study Progress (MoMi)

MoMi requirements and study progress


  • You must have sufficient study progress. Read more about this below.
  • You have an obligation to provide information: you need to inform the UT (program/Studielink) and the IND about changes in your personal data.
  • You must provide important information about your stay and about your residence permit to the IND and UT (program/Studielink).
  • You must provide correct and complete information to the IND and UT.
  • You must be registered with an educational institution that is recognized as a sponsor (e.g. the UT).
  • You must pay tuition fees in time.
  • You must have sufficient means of existence.
  • You must have a valid passport.
  • You must be insured against medical expenses in the Netherlands.
  • You must be examined by the GGD.

Sufficient study progress

One of the obligations is that you must have sufficient study progress. This means that you must obtain at least 50% of the EC that you can acquire during an academic year in order to keep your residence permit for the next academic year. In other words, if you are registered as a fulltime student for the entire academic year (i.e. your programme starts in September and finishes in August), you must obtain at least 30 of the 60 EC. In case you are starting or finishing your academic year in February, this means you must obtain at least 15 of the 30 EC since you are merely enrolled for one semester. 
Please note that, although MoMi applies to all regular Bachelor, Pre-Master and Master non-EU/EEA students with a residence permit, the procedure for ITC-students differs from the information outlined below. If you are enrolled in the ITC faculty, please contact the ITC Student Affairs Office for further information.

In addition to MoMi, the University of Twente has set a ‘Binding Recommendation rule’ (BSA) as well, which applies to all first-year Bachelor students. In order to continue your programme, you must meet both criteria. In order to continue your studies at the University of Twente, you must meet the MoMi criteria (e.g. when you switch to another programme).

In addition to MoMi, you must successfully complete a preparatory year / pre-master / transition year within 12 months, in order to be admitted to the main programme.

After the end of each academic year, the MoMi Committee determines your annually study progress on behalf of the educational institution. During the academic year, the programme will inform you about your study progress.

Fail to meet the MoMi requirements

In case you have obtained less than 50% of the required EC without any justifiable reason (see next page), the UT is obliged to report this to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). In most cases the IND will revoke your residence permit, you can't continue your study at the UT, and you have to leave the Netherlands or need to find another educational institution that is a recognized sponsor. If you want to study at the UT again, you must go through the whole visa process again from your home country. If you have questions about the visa process, please contact our Visa department.