Visa & residence permit

Bachelor Open Days on 31 March and 1 April

Every student with a non-EEA nationality needs to go through the visa process, including students who already have a European or Dutch residence permit, as this needs to be verified.  You can check via the Dutch government if you have an EEA nationality. When your country is not on the list, you have a non-EEA nationality and need to go throw the process.

By Dutch law, students cannot apply for a visa themselves. All applications and extensions for (entry) visa’s, residence permits, and change of purpose visas are coordinated by the University of Twente. The Visa Office, which is not a part of UCT, but a centralized office at the University coordinates the visa application for the on-campus Bachelor students, including UCT students.

This process starts after responding to the Offer of Admission. The Offer of Admission will be provided after conditional admission. In the conditional admission letter will be more information and instructions on how to respond to the Offer of Admission. Accordingly, you will receive more information about the visa process.

If you hold a Chinese nationality, you need to apply for a Nuffic certificate. For more information visit the Study in Holland website.

If you are a national of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, or Japan you do not need an entry visa, but you will need a residence permit, so please follow the visa procedure as well.

University College Twente (UCT) is the Liberal Arts and Sciences college of the University of Twente. It offers a three-year, international Honours programme for motivated and ambitious students: the Bachelor of Science in Technology and Liberal Arts and Sciences, or ATLAS in short. UCT is based on the American model of liberal education, which means you get the freedom to design your own study programme. As a student, you learn and live together with your fellow students on campus. The programme is characterised by challenging encounters with important issues and more a way of studying, rather than studying a specific course or field of study.

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