Two types of student residence permits exist. Please follow the links below to find out what kind of permit is best for you:
The UvA will process the application for a residence permit for the purposes of study on your behalf. If you are planning to study at the UvA for more than one year, or you already went on exchange before, this residence permit on the basis of study is your option.
The Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) is a mutual cultural exchange programme which makes it possible to apply for a residence permit to stay in one of the participating countries. The main goal of the programme is to get acquainted with Dutch culture and society. During your stay, you are allowed to follow a short study/course.
You need to fulfil certain criteria to be able to apply for this permit.
As the WHS can only be applied for by you in person at the IND (Dutch Immigration, we will make an appointment for you - during your Start Appointment - to apply for the WHS at the Immigration Service (IND) in Amsterdam.
After you have successfully submitted your file for immigration, you will receive an invitation for a Start Appointment upon your arrival.