Visa & Immigration

Visa & Immigration

Visa and/or Dutch residence permit

Important information for incoming exchange students

All international students from outside EU/EEA countries and who plan to study in the Netherlands for more than 90 days need to apply for an entry visa and/or Dutch residence permit

What are EU/EEA countries?

List of EU / EEA countries

What is an entry visa?

This is the document which you need to enter the Netherlands. This visa is valid for 3 months and only to be used to enter the Netherlands.

What is a residence permit?

This is the document which students need in order to stay and study in the Netherlands legally. This permit is valid for the duration of the exchange programme plus 3 months extra.

Both the entry visa and residence permit are issued by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

Upon admittance to one of the RSM exchange programmes, students will receive a welcome email from the programme manager including a so called “permit checklist” to verify whether or not they need an entry visa and/or residence permit. If they do, the International Office will send the student the appropriate documents to be completed and will start the application procedure on the student’s behalf.

NO entry visa and/or residence permit required, if:

Incoming exchange students who have the EU/EEA nationality.

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

Incoming RSM exchange students who are accepted in one of the exchange programmes (BSc, MSc and CEMS) 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, and the duration of your programme is more than 90 days.

Who needs to apply for a residence permit ONLY?

Incoming RSM exchange student and accepted in one of the exchange programmes (BSc, MSc and CEMS) and HAVE a nationality of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, USA or Vatican State, and of whom the duration of the exchange programme is more than 90 days.

Procedure

For students who need an entry visa and/or residence permit, the first contact person at RSM is Ms. Ellen van Oeffelen, Administrative Assistant, International Office, email: intoffice(at)rsm.nl   Upon receipt of the completed permit checklist students did receive earlier, she will, if applicable, send students the necessary entry visa/ residence permit documents, including the application forms. Students are required to read this documents very carefully and sticking to the deadline is their own responsibility.

A number of supporting documents is required for the entry visa and/or residence permit application:

  • Completed application documents (2 to 3 appendices);
  • Proof of sufficient financial means by sending the sufficient amount of money to the bank account of RSM;
  • Copy of valid passport;
  • Chinese students only: a Nuffic certificate.

Deadlines:

Autumn:        students need to submit their documents by May 15
Spring:          students need to submit their documents by October 15

After these dates no smooth processing of applications and approvals can be guaranteed.

Email address to send the documents to: intoffice(at)rsm.nl

Or by regular mail to:

RSM Erasmus University
International Office, attn.: Ms. Ellen van Oeffelen, Administrative Assistant
Mandeville building, room 5-26
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA  Rotterdam
The Netherlands

For additional information, please DOWNLOAD:

  • Additional information for both entry visa AND residence permit + Appendix 1: example of completed application form entry visa + residence permit  DOWNLOAD
  • Additional information for residence permit ONLY + Appendix 2: example of completed application form residence permit only DOWNLOAD

Release date: March 2015