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Students with a nationality of a European Union or European Economic Area member state do not need an entry visa to enter or a residence permit to stay in the Netherlands. You can travel to and stay in the country with your valid EU/EEA passport.

Valid passport of one of the EU/EEA countries

Check the IND website for a list of all EU/EEA member states. If your country of origin is listed here, you don’t need an MVV entry visa or a Dutch residence permit (VVR). Please make sure that your current passport is valid for the duration of your study programme so that you can travel to and from the Netherlands.

Practical matters for EU/EEA students

Before your travel to the Netherlands as an EU/EEA national, some practical matters need your attention. Please click on the following links for more information.