Visa Info for Nigerian Students Going to a University in Netherlands

  • 3 Months Start applying
  • 317 EUR Visa fee
  • Not required Proof of language

Long stay (entry) visa (MVV), followed by residence permit (VVR)

If you're a student from Nigeria, you'll need the Long stay (entry) visa (MVV), followed by residence permit (VVR) 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 (entry) visa (MVV), followed by residence permit (VVR) to decide if studying abroad in Netherlands is right for you.

How much time will it take to get my visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you've been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Dutch Long stay (entry) visa (MVV), followed by residence permit (VVR). You should apply at least 3 months before your university degree programme starts.

After you've applied, you can expect that you'll wait about 1 to 90 days for the decision.

Main steps to take for the Dutch student visa

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

After you are accepted to a university in the Netherlands, the university applies for visa and residence permit on your behalf. If the application is accepted you have to make an appointment to the embassy in Nigeria to collect the MVV and have your biometrics taken. You will have to take a tuberculosis test after arriving in the Netherlands for your university studies.

Nigerian students maybe 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 will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The Long stay (entry) visa (MVV), followed by residence permit (VVR) from Netherlands is valid for up to 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 (entry) visa (MVV), followed by residence permit (VVR), you will also have to pay a fee of 317 EUR. Depending on your situation, Dutch authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in Nigeria, or through a bank transfer.

Nigerian students won't need to get health insurance for the Dutch visa.

What documents will I need to get for my student visa?

Nigerian students won't 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.

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

Nigerian 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.

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

Netherlands

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.

View Master's programmes in Netherlands!

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