The visa deparment of the University of Twente will guide Bachelor's, (Pre-)Master's and Exchange students through the process the coming months. It is important to take note of the different steps involved. Completing the steps early on will enable you to arrange your visa, housing and other formalities sooner. Please note: every non-EU student needs to go through the process, including students who already have a residence permit as we need to verify this.
To start your entry visa/residence permit application procedure, you have to return your responce on the Offer of Admission to the University of Twente. Exchange students do not need to complete this form; they will be contacted by the University of Twente. After the Univeristy of Twente has processed your Offer of Admission (this could take a couple of days after you respondend) you will be informed via email. Then you need to complete your first visa steps, therfore you have to go to your Osiris account to respond to the initial questions and start the visa process. 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.
What’s next in the visa process?
We will apply for your visa with the IND (Dutch Immigration Service) after you have completed all of the steps above and inform you via email. You will receive an email once your visa has been granted. This normally takes about four weeks after your application has been sent to the IND.
Check our website for more detailed information for international students.