Visa Immigration

Visa Immigration

Important information for Full-time BSc IBA and MSc students

Depending on your nationality, you might need an entry visa and / or residence permit for the Netherlands. Entry visa and residence permits are issued by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). 

Students can only apply for an entry visa and / or residence permit through the University. Only with a valid visa you are allowed to study at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Who needs to apply for ONLY a residence permit?

Full-time IBA and MSc students who accepted their conditional or unconditional offer and have a nationality of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, USA or Vatican State. 

Who needs to apply for a residence permit AND an entry visa?

Full-time IBA and MSc students who accepted their conditional or unconditional offer and DO NOT have a nationality of one of the following countries: European Union (EU/EEA), Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, USA or Vatican State.  

If you applied for a full-time BSc IBA or MSc programme at RSM, accepted the conditional or unconditional offer AND need an entry visa and/or residence permit, your main point of contact at RSM will be Mrs. Joyce Maliepaard. Please contact her in relation to a visa request by sending her an email: visabscmsc@rsm.nl. After receiving your e-mail she will send you the visa information. This explains in detail the procedure and tells you which documents we need to receive from you to successfully process your visa application. Please read the documents you receive carefully.

If you have a non-EU/EEA nationality, but already have a residence permit for the Netherlands (NOTE: Are you already a student at another education institute in the Netherlands and continuing your studies at EUR? In that case you will need to apply for an extension, please contact visa@eur.nl on time.

IND recently announced that non-EU students holding a (permanent or temporary) valid residence permit (e.g. for study purposes) for another Schengen country no longer need an entry visa/mvv for the Netherlands. For these students, the procedures for a residence permit (VVR) application apply. A copy of the residence permit must be included in the visa application. The permit must be valid at the time of the application, and still be valid when the student collects his/her Dutch student residence permit upon arrival in the Netherlands (till at least 30 September).

Your residence permit is valid for the duration of your study plus three extra months. This means that you do not have to apply for an extension of your residence permit after one year.

Full-time BScIBA and MSc students who accepted their offer and have a nationality from an EU/EEA country do not need to apply for a visa and / or residence permit.

Important information for Incoming Exchange Students

If you are an incoming RSM exchange student AND you need a visa and/or residence permit, your main point of contact at RSM will be Mrs. Ellen van Oeffelen. Please contact her in relation to a visa request by sending her an email: eoeffelen@rsm.nl.

After receiving your e-mail she will send you a visa application factsheet. This factsheet document explains in detail the procedure and tells you which documents we need to receive from you to successfully process your visa application. Please read the documents you receive carefully.

Autumn exchange students need to submit their visa application before May 15 
Spring exchange students need to submit their visa application before October 15

 Release date: July 2016