Visa deadlines

You need to supply the University with information in time for it to start the process of obtaining a visa/residence permit.

The deadlines below apply to bachelor's, (pre-)master's and exchange students in order to obtain a valid visa/residence permit. The three deadlines correspond to the three steps mentioned on the information page 'How to obtain?'. The visa/residence permit procedure only starts after your acceptance of Offer of Admission. However, if you are an exchange student, the University of Twente will contact you.

Every non-EEA student needs to go through the process, including students who already have a residence permit as we need to verify this.


September intake

February intake

Deadline response to visa questions

15 June

15 November

Deadline payment of fees and upload proof of finances

30 June

30 November

Deadline upload documents for visa arrangements

15 July

15 December

Application deadlines

Visit the websites of the programme of your choice to find the specific application deadlines. If you are admitted, you must have accepted the Offer of Admission before we can start the visa procedures:

for returning students

If you were registered at UT before and are now returning to complete your study, you will not need an Offer of Admission. Please keep the admission deadlines in mind when applying for visa: 

The visa deadlines as mentioned in the table above are also applicable to you (when you are a returning student).