Appointment Formalities

After arriving in the Netherlands, there are formalities to attend for international students in order to finalise settling in the Netherlands.

Appointment formalities

About two weeks before the start of your studies, you will receive an email with information on how to attend the appointment(s). Visa students will have to make 2 or 3 appointments (depending on whether they are exempt from the TB test) and non-visa students only need to attend the municipal registration.

Registration at the municipality

All students who will live in the Netherlands for longer than 4 months are required to register at the municipality. A group appointment to do so will be hosted on campus for students who will live in Enschede.

IND: Residence permit pickup

The IND group appointment is organized for our visa students to collect their residence permits on campus.

TB-test at the GGD

International students who are not exempt from the TB test, need to get tested for tuberculosis at the GGD. As of 1 May 2023, the GGD will charge €51,- for the TB-test appointment, which has to be paid using your bankcard at your first appointment.

Students on the following list are exempt from this test can be found on the TB-Exemption list.