The Netherlands student visa requirements

As long as you have the equivalent of a school leaving certificate, two completed A-levels at any pass grade, you are entitled to a place at a Dutch university.

Before you apply you’ll need to check the program is accredited by the NVO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) to ensure your degree will be recognised worldwide and as a indicator of its quality. On top of this, you should also check the university has signed the Code of Conduct which states that they are guaranteeing the quality of their courses, student recruitment and counselling procedures.

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The Netherlands has a central applications system, similar to UCAS, called Studielink which you apply for your course through. However, it’s also advisable to contact the university you want to apply to directly as well as they may ask for slightly different information to what you submitted to Studielink.

You can apply for up to 4 courses at a time and only one of these can be numerus fixus.

Unlike the UK, your offers won’t be conditional on specific grades, but rather on achieving passing grades.