Immigration

​​​​​​​​​Conditions​
Immigration procedures​
Financial guarantee & immigration costs
Legal responsibility​


 

Introduction

​Depending on your nationality and length of stay, you will have immigration formalities to deal with. Failing to meet Dutch immigration requirements may result in you not being able to study at Hanze University of Applied Science, Groningen (Hanze UAS). Legal residency starting on the 1st of September or 1st of February is a formal enrolment requirement. 

Immigration law and regulations fall under the responsibility of the Ministry of Safety and Justice, department of Immigration and Naturalization service (IND) and are part of the aliens act. Hanze University UAS is in turn, officially appointed and responsible to carry out and follow their policy in relation to immigration matters for our students. Within Hanze UAS, it is the International Service Desk​ that handles all immigration related matters for students. They will point out the requirements, guide you through the rules and regulations to safeguard a correct and timely start in Groningen.

The Modern Migration Policy bill applies to all non-EU students who want to stay in the Netherlands for the purpose of study. We strongly advise students to read about the Modern Migration Policy (MoMi).

For all questions regarding immigration you can send an e-mail to immigration@org.hanze.nl. ​


 

Conditions

​​​Immigration requirements are in almost all cases related to your nationality.
In order to start a immigration procedure, you will have to comply with the following requirements:

  • you are fully admitted to a study programme at Hanze UAS;
  • You will stay longer than 3 months in the Netherlands;
  • you have sufficient financial means according to the guidelines of the IND;
  • You have filled in the required documents
  • you have fullfilled all the above mentioned requirements before the immigration deadlines mentioned below

 

Immigration​ p​rocedures​

VVR

​​​​Students with the nationality South Korea, Japan, Australia*, Israel, New Zealand*, Canada*, the United States of America and exchange students from a university located within the EU will need to follow a VVR procedure.​​​​ Exchange students will have to be able to prove that they have a valid residence permit to reside in the country where they are studying.
*students from these countries can also apply for a working holiday scheme.

You may travel with just your passport to the Netherlands. However, in order to study in the Netherlands you will need a residence permit. The residence permit will be received upon arrival and is your proof of legal residency for the duration of your studies in the Netherlands. ​​

You can find the complete procedure and requirement documents for VVR here.

This is a compulsory procedure. Depending on your nationality it needs to be started before:

  • students from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal: 1 May for September entries and 1 November for February entries.
  • all other nationalities: 1 July for September entries and 1 December for February entries. 

The International Service Desk will automatically inform you about the application documents & procedures after you have been accepted.

TEV 

All other students with a non-EU/EER nationality need to follow a TEV procedure. A TEV-procedure consists of:

  1. ​A visa application procedure (MVV)
  2. An application for your residence permit (VVR)​
​​The visa application procedure will allow you to enter the Netherlands. It results in a sticker in your passport which is issued by the Dutch embassy after the IND in the Netherlands has decided on the MVV application which Hanze UAS has applied for. Part of the application is leaving your biometrical details at the embassy. They need this in order to make your residence permit card. 
The residence permit will be received upon arrival and is your proof of legal residency for the duration of your studies in the Netherlands. ​​

You can find the complete procedure and requirement documents for TEV here​

This is a compulsory procedure. Depending on your nationality it needs to be started before:
  • students from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal: 1 May for September entries and 1 November for February entries.
  • all other nationalities: 1 July for September entries and 1 December for February entries. 

The International Service Desk will automatically inform you about the application documents & procedures after you have been accepted.

Transfering from another university in the Netherlands

It has consequences for your residence permit when you switch from a university in the Netherlands to Hanze UAS. Your former university will request the IND to cancel your residence permit because you will no longer be enrolled at their institution. To prevent you from losing legal residency we need to formally 'take you over' from the other university. If this is the case, send an e-mail to immigration@org.hanze.nl

You can find the complete procedure and requirement documents for transfer here

This is a compulso​​ry procedure that needs to be started before 15 August for September entries and 15 January for February entries.

​Change of purpose

 ​​If you are already in the possesion of a residence permit for the Netherlands, but with another purpose than study, you will need to change it into the purpose 'study'. If this is the case, send an e-mail to immigration@org.hanze.nl. We will contact you and send you the necessary information on the procedure you will need to follow.
 
You can find the complete procedure and required documents for Change of purpose here

This is a compulsory procedure that needs to be started before 15 August for September entries and 15 January for February entries.

Working Holiday Scheme (WHS)

​If you are an exchange student from Australia, Canada or New Zealand, you may apply for a Working Holiday Scheme permit upon arrival, providing that:

  • you have not applied for this type of permit before; 
  • you are not older than 30 years;
  • you will stay in the Netherlands for less than 12 months.

You can find the complete procedure and requirement docu​​ments for WHS here​.

After we have started your immigration procedure

Throughout the procedure the international Service Desk will keep you informed on the progress of your visa and/or residence permit application. We will send you an email to inform you of the moment that your MVV and/or residence permit application is sent to the IND. As soon as we have received the decision from the IND, we will send you a second email in which we explain how and where to pick up your MVV. 

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​​F​inancial gu​​​​​a​rantee

Important! Due to a change of national policy, the rules about the financial guarantee and the corresponding amounts might change. Please contact us at immigration@org.hanze.nl for the latest information. 

When Hanze UAS starts an immigration procedure for you, we need to prove to the IND that you can pay the tuition fee and that you have sufficient funds to live off. *In order to prove this we ask our future students to transfer the financial guarantee and to hand in a bank statement dated after the financial guarantee has been transferred.

The bank statement has to mention the following details:

  • the contact details of the bank;
  • your name as holder of the bank account;
  • the total amount of the tuition fee to be paid, preferably in both: the currency of your own country as well as in euro;
  • a date valid after we have received the financial guarantee but not later than the immigration deadline;
  • the available balance must mention that it can be withdrawn without any restrictions.

*Nationals from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal will have to transfer both amounts: the financial guarantee and the tuition fee before the deadlines: 1 May for September entries and 1 November for February entries.

 The amount we require depends on the length of stay for the first period of enrolment.

​​Bachelor/Master programmes​€ 11,500
Exchange/certificate 1 semester​€ 4,900
​Exchange/certificate 2 semesters​€ 11,500 ( February enrolment =12 months)
€ 9,800 (September enrolment =10 months)

For tuition fees, please click here.
 
These amounts will have to be transferred to the bank account of Hanze UAS. Upon arrival the remaining sum after deduction of immigration costs will be returned to you.
 

Immigration costs

The IND charges a fee for an immigration procedure: see their website for the latest fees.

Additionally, there are other costs which will be taken out of your guarantee:

​​TBC checkup (when required)​€5
​Insurance (depending on length of stay)​€40 per month

 

The assistance of Hanze UAS is free of charge. We will pay the applicable fee(s) to the IND out of your financial guarantee.

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Legal responsibility

​​The IND requires Hanze UAS, Groningen to check each year whether you still meet the requirements to be in the possesion of a residence permit for study purposes. Failing to participate with the yearly check will result in you losing your legal residency. 

The requirements to stay in the possession of a residence permit for study purpose are:

  • ​You must be enrolled for a full-time programme at Hanze UAS, Groningen
  • You must have sufficient financial means (see the financial guarantee)
  • ​You must obtain at least 50% of the yearly study load (yearly study load is 60ects)
  • You must be insured for at least unlimited health care & psychiatric aid in a mental hospital​​
  • You have be registered at the Municipality in the Netherlands unless you are abroad for study purpose (internship or exchange).

The International Service Desk constantly updates knowledge on all procedures, changes and updates. In case of any doubts, please always contact us timely by mailing your questions to: immigration@org.hanze.nl or by calling +31 50 595 7800. But, you can also read about the rules in the brochure Studying in the Netherlands published by the IND.

Even though we will assist you in any immigration matters you may need assistance for, we need to make it clear to you that the responsibility for your legal status is yours. Whether deadlines are met, sufficient proof is handed in, procedures are started in time depends on you.

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