Universities in the Netherlands
I gained my diploma in another country. How can I evaluate and/or have it recognised in the Netherlands?
Do I need a residence permit to study in the Netherlands? And how long can I stay?
How does it work once I have a residence permit for studies purpose?
Dutch Higher Education Institutes (Universities and Universities of Applied Science) have to monitor their students’ study progress. Institutes are asked to check if students have achieved enough study credits in their first year –during the propedeuse (foundation course). The amount of credits varies per study. Check with your university or university of applied science for the amount of credits for your study.
If a student has not achieved enough credits for a good reason in one year, due to sickness or family problems, then a one-time exception can be made. In all other cases, you are not allowed to continue your studies at that institute. The University is also obliged to report the student to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst – IND) service which can withdraw the international student’s residence permit.