Indian Student Visa for Studying Master's in Netherlands -

Visa Info for Indian Students Going to a University in Netherlands

  • 207 EUR Visa fee
  • Required Proof of language
  • Not required Interview

Long Stay Visa (MVV)/Residence Permit

If you're a student from India, you'll need the Long Stay Visa (MVV)/Residence Permit to study in Netherlands. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in Netherlands. Find out the best information about the process of getting the Long Stay Visa (MVV)/Residence Permit to decide if studying abroad in Netherlands is right for you.

Main steps to take for the Dutch student visa

Here is what Indian students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in Netherlands:

After you are accepted to the university, your educational institution submits the application and applies for your MVV and student residence permit at the same time. The costs are paid through the educational institution. Your educational institution will receive the decision in a letter. You need to make an appointment at the Dutch representation is filled in on the application form to collect the MVV. You must have your biometrics taken when you collect the MVV. You must take 1 new passport photo with you. You will also provide your signature and have your fingerprints taken. When your student residence permit is ready at the IND desk, your educational institution will receive a letter. You must make an appointment to collect it.

Indian students will have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You won't have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The Long Stay Visa (MVV)/Residence Permit from Netherlands is valid for the course duration + 3 months. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Netherlands after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

How much will I have to pay for the student visa?

To apply for the Dutch Long Stay Visa (MVV)/Residence Permit , you will also have to pay a fee of 207 EUR. Depending on your situation, Dutch authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in India, or through a bank transfer.

Indian students will need to get health insurance for the Dutch visa.

Which documents are required for my student visa?

When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you have enough money to support yourself during your study programme. you need proof of funds of 932 EUR per month

Indian students will have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in Netherlands. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around Netherlands.

Indian students will need to take a medical test before arriving in Netherlands.

Indian students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in Netherlands.

The IND must take a decision within 60 days. They can extend the decision period if it takes longer to decide. For example, because the application is not complete. In that case, your educational institution will be notified.

Look at the Dutch immigration website for more detailed visa information.


The Netherlands - so called because of its "low" lands that rest barely above sea level - is known for its tulips, cheese, and those delightful wooden clogs. Located on the Western coast of Europe, and a stones-throw distance from the U.K, you can find plenty of English-taught Master's degree options at Dutch universities and higher education institutions all over the Netherlands.

Universities in the Netherlands offer a variety of graduate degrees on subjects especially connected to Engineering, such as Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Civil Engineering, but also Master's degrees in Medicine, Arts, or Management.

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