Why A Dutch Bank Account?
- Scholarships administered by International Office will only be transferred to a Dutch bank account.
- Possibility to pay your tuition fee in five instalments (bachelor and master students).
- Buying train tickets at NS vending machines. Without a Dutch bank card, you have to buy tickets at the office window, which is not always open and is more expensive.
How to open a dutch bank account
On Campus Students
Students requiring an entry visa will be guided through the bank account application process by International Office before arrival. Alternatively, follow the steps below:
- Fill in the bank account application form (including the date and place)
- For ‘the course will end at’, make sure you fill in a date, which lies at least a year ahead from now (even if you are only staying for one semester).
- As ‘correspondence address’, please state the same address as for ‘residential adress’.
- Print out the application form
- Sign the form in the box "Application's Signature"
- Scan the form
- Send your form to email@example.com using the subject line: "application ABNAMRO account/your name/student number.
- Please mention your TIN-code in your email, if you are from an EU country (this is your Tax Identification Number).
International Office will send the application to the ABN AMRO bank. Within 4 working days, you will receive an email from the bank to confirm your application. After this, you will receive a second email to invite you to the bank to come activate your account.
Note: opening a bank account at ABN AMRO is free of charge, whereas the monthly service fee is € 3,35.
Citizen Service Number
Inform ABN AMRO of your Citizen Service Number (BSN/Burgerservicenummer) as soon as possible. You will receive this number when you have been successfully registered at the municipality.
Off Campus Students (ITC)
ITC students will be guided in opening a bank account during registration upon arrival.