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Entry Requirements to Study in Amsterdam

Education in Amsterdam - Student Life

Are you considering studying in Amsterdam but concerned about obtaining your student visa or residence permits? Living in Amsterdam for your studies is relatively easy but the amount of paperwork required will depend on your country of origin.

If you're an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen you won't need to apply for a visa or residence permit to study in Amsterdam. You will need to register with the municipality as soon as you arrive in Amsterdam and take care of other matters to establish yourself in the country.

If you're not from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland you will need to apply for a residence permit if your studies will last more than ninety days. Otherwise, a tourist visa will be sufficient for studies of a shorter period.

Learn how the visa process works and what kind of permits you will need to study in Amsterdam based on your nationality.

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The content of this Education in Amsterdam guide has been developed by Amsterdam Marketing.

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Amsterdam Marketing is the city marketing organization of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, presenting the region as a dynamic place to live and work, an attractive travel destination and an innovative business location. Famous for its slogan ‘I amsterdam’, Amsterdam Marketing sees city ​​hospitality as a vital part of city marketing. To optimize hospitality we provide services to visitors, residents, governing bodies and partners from the business, cultural and education sectors.

Last update: 24 Aug 2017