Checklist and deadlines

Before you can start planning your trip to the Netherlands you will need to make sure that you have completed all the necessary formalities.


Keep in mind that deadlines apply. If you don't meet the given deadlines we cannot offer you any guarantees.

Use the checklist from the academic year 2017 - 2018 to see if you have made all necessary arrangements.

1. Enrol

There are two ways to enrol, through the studielink website or using an application form. Read all about the application procedure.

2. Send required documents

In addition to the application procedure you must also send all required documents to Avans University of Applied Sciences.
Documents to be sent by (Erasmus) exchange students and minor students.
Documents to be sent by bachelor's students, double degree students and master's students.

3. Arrange financial matters

Tuition fees

Tuition fees will be arranged as soon as you arrive in the Netherlands. Check all information about Tuition fees.

4. Arrange health insurance

Everyone living in the Netherlands is obliged to have a type of insurance called ‘basisverzekering’, which is a basic health insurance policy. This has consequences for people from abroad, whose residence in the Netherlands is temporary. Check all information about health insurance.

5. Arrange accommodation

Make sure you have made arrangements for accommodation in the Netherlands. You can either make your own individual arrangements or you can make use of the option to arrange accommodation through Avans. Read more about accommodation.

6. Arrange visa and residence permit

Students from countries outside the European Union (with the exception of students from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, the United States of America and Vatican City State) who wish to reside in the Netherlands for a period exceeding three months, must hold a visa prior to their departure to the Netherlands. Read all information about visas.

All non-EU students also need to apply for a residence permit in the first week after arrival. Avans International Office will help you to make the necessary arrangements. Please check beforehand which documents and financial means you need in order to obtain a residence permit.

You should also check the website of the Dutch national government for immigrants (New to Holland). This website provides you with a useful checklist of the formalities you need to complete when you come to study in the Netherlands.