Living in the Netherlands

A growing number of international students are studying in the Netherlands, and NHTV is no exception in this respect. These students come from many different countries and backgrounds. They all have their own unique experience in the Netherlands, but it is always a truly international one.


How to prepare

When you decide to spend some time studying at NHTV Breda, there are a lot of things that have to be arranged. Some of these need to be taken care of prior to departure (visa, housing, insurances), other procedures will have to wait until you have arrived in Breda (formal enrolment, register at the local municipality).

Depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay, different preparations may be needed. Because of this, it is important to start preparing for your stay well in time.


Pathfinder is a web application for international students which contains information about visa, insurance, residence permits, and study financing. NHTV uses this application on its website, so that international students have online access to the most recent information of official Dutch authorities. We might not be able to make the procedures easier for you, but we can give you accurate information.  

On each page under ‘Living in the Netherlands’ you will find information that concerns NHTV specifically. In addition, you will find a link to Pathfinder, allowing you to quickly request an overview of the other possibilities that match your own personal situation.  


The most important things you have to take care of can be found in this checklist.