Before you can send requested documents to a university, they require these to be officially legislated and translated first. Once you are admitted, the university will arrange your visa, which costs €192 excluding handling fee.
However, we have simplified the steps for you:
Check whether your university is: a recognised sponsor according to the Public register of recognised sponsors: visit the IND website.
Check the conditions you need to fulfil:
If you are not prompted to start up the application procedure, ask for help at the international office of your host university.
After step 2, the university that has accepted you, will contact the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Services (IND) to submit the application for a 2-visa’s-in-1-package:
The IND collects the fees from your educational institution, which is €192 and non-refundable.
You must register at your municipality within 5 days after arrival and for this you'll need your residence permit
The IND makes a decision within 60 days.
During your appointment at the IND desk, check if the information on your residence permit is correct! The residence permit for study is valid for the duration of your education plus 3 months. You can get 1 extra year for a preparatory education or a transition year. For example to learn Dutch. The residence permit is issued for a maximum period of 5 years.