You can find information about the conditions, requirements and options for international students in Pathfinder. Use the Pathfinder wizard to find out if you need a visa or residence permit and how to apply.

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Please note!

At no time can you apply for or change your Dutch residence permit for study without the support of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU). HU is a Dutch Immigration (IND) sponsor and is obliged to arrange this permit on your behalf under the strict conditions determined by law.

HU Deadline dates and early application restrictions

To ensure your Dutch visa/residence permit is issued before the start of your programme, and to make sure your enrolment is finalised on time, we have to keep very strict deadlines. 

Please note: if you have a residence permit for study in the Netherlands at a different institution than HU, and you are changing to a programme with us, you will need to apply for a transfer of your residence permit.


All relevant documents and proof of payment must be received and processed by our International Office before the deadline applicable to you. Arrange your payment at least one week before the deadline to allow for (bank) administration delays.

15 July for September start

1 December for February start

15 June for September start

1 December for February start 

15 July for September start

1 December for February start

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Check the files below for the answers to frequently asked questions. Need to know more? Please contact the HU International Office.