What visa and/or residence permit you will need to live and study in the Netherlands depends, in the first place, on your nationality.
Once you have been admitted to a course at HKU
University of the Arts Utrecht, you need to arrange your visa and/or permit. Which documents
you will need to live and study in the Netherlands depends on your nationality.
Please select your nationality and follow the instructions provided in the checklist.
No visa or permit needed
EEA students are permitted to live, work and study in the Netherlands on the basis of international laws. Please be aware, however, that sometimes a residence or work permit is necessary.
Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Residence permit only
Students staying for more than three months will need to apply for a residence permit (the VVR). You must start this process before arrival.
United States of America
Visa & permit
Students staying for more than three months will need to apply for an entrance visa (the MVV) as well as a residence permit for study (the VVR). You must apply for both before leaving your home country.
all other countries
The United Kingdom
(UK) is intending to leave the European Union (EU). This exit (Brexit)
has consequences for most United Kingdom nationals and their family
members who wish to continue living in the Netherlands. On the web page ind.nl/brexit you
can read more about these consequences and what you can do now.
HKU will inform all HKU students and applicants if the conditions will change concerning enrolment, tuition and residency.