What are the types of Student Visas for the Netherlands?

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Most programs in the Netherlands run for more than one year, so the international students require an entry visa called a Provisional Residence Permit or Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf (MVV) in the Dutch language.

This MVV will allow you entry into the country for a six-month period only, and once you are in the country, you will be needed to apply for a Residence Permit, your chosen University should do this on your behalf.

A Provisional Residence Permit (MVV) will only be granted if your application meets certain requirements, including but not limited to:

  • A valid passport
  • You must be able to sufficiently fund yourself
  • Required tuition fees are paid
  • You have a letter from your host university stating you have or will be enrolling

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Steps to apply for Netherlands Student Visa

Step 1:-

A student has to wait for Visa approval from the Netherlands.

Step 2:-

Once the visa is approved, dutch institutions collect all relevant documents from the school And complete all visa-processing formalities directly.

Step 3:-

Then the applicant is informed that his/her visa is ready, and the applicant should schedule an appointment to collect the visa and get it stamped from the Dutch embassy or their nearest Dutch consulate office.

Step 4:-

In India, the Dutch embassy is in New Delhi, and consulate offices are located in Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Step 5:-

There is no visa interview as such; the passport and identity of the applicant are verified, and the visa is given to the student.

Documents required for Student Visa

  • Valid passport

  • Academic documents

  • Proof of sufficient financial funds

  • Letter of admission from the university

  • Proof of payment for all required legal fees

  • Health insurance


  • You can show the Education Sanction Loan letter

  • You need to show the IT (Income Tax) returns of your sponsors for the past 3 years (to show the family's sustainable income) In case you are showing an education loan

  • A loan sanction letter clearly mentioning the NAME of the course that you are applying for and the NAME of the INSTITUTE in NETHERLANDS

  • Also, a statement in or with the sanction letter stating that the funds will be transferred to The institute or the applicant as stipulated by the institute/applicant in a phased manners.

  • A student must deposit a certain amount of fees into the school's bank account. The student will be getting a receipt from the school for fees paid

  • A student must pay entire fees from India only before going to the Netherlands.

  • A student is required to show the required money to the school, accommodation letter, and financial letter. This money must be at least 3 months old in a candidate's bank account.

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