The visa department of the University of Twente guides bachelor's, (pre-)master's and exchange students through the process to obtain an entry visa and/or residence permit. As a non-EEA student, it is important to take note of the different steps involved. You will be guided through the process via email step-by-step.
If you miss a deadline we cannot apply for (or verify) your visa/residence permit and you will not be able to start your studies at the University of Twente on time. Completing the steps early on will enable you to arrange your visa, housing and other formalities sooner.
Every non-EEA student needs to go through the process, including students who already have a residence permit as we need to verify this.
After you have completed all of the steps above we will apply for your visa with the IND (Dutch Immigration Service) and inform you via email. Please note we cannot apply for your visa earlier than 3 months prior to the start of your programme. You will receive another email once your visa has been granted. This normally takes about three weeks after your application has been sent to the IND. You will also be informed about the arrangement of various formalities.
You are advised to keep up a file with all official documents and letters you receive during your stay in the Netherlands.
Check our website for more detailed information for international students.