The Code of Conduct International Student in Dutch Higher Education guarantees the proper recruitment, selection and coaching of students from outside the European Union. One of its main goals is to help students obtain the correct visas and residence permits efficiently.
The Code is an initiative of Dutch academic institutions, independent education-related organisations and the Dutch government. The University of Amsterdam and other institutions who have signed this Code offer a fast and easy procedure for international students applying for an academic programme in the Netherlands.
The institutions that have signed the Code comply with certain conditions. These include providing clear and accessible information on the status of programmes in terms of accreditation, the criteria that the quality of the education must comply with and the internal procedures which guarantee this quality, as well as providing a description of the study programmes and their admission requirements. A national committee supervises adherence to the Code.