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Do I need a visa to enter the Netherlands?

In order to be able to study in the Netherlands, you may need to apply for residency. This depends on your nationality. Check our page about visa for more information.

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Do I need to apply for a residence permit?

In order to be able to study in the Netherlands, you may need to apply for residency. This depends on your nationality. Check our page about visa for more information.

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Furniture

Most rooms that are offered by the Student Office are fully furnished. However, if you find a room yourself, it will often be empty and you will need to buy your own furniture. The most popular shop is Ikea and they sell nice furniture at affordable prices. Furthermore there are second-hand shops in Breda that sell many nice things at very low prices. ‘Supply and Demand’ columns on the internet like ‘Marktplaats.nl’ can also be an option.

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How much is the tuition fee?

You can find the tuition fee on the pages about the bachelor's and master's programmes (Study information> Study Costs). Also, you can take a look at the Tuition Fee Regulations NHTV Breda (PDF).

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How should I apply for the new academic year?

Please fill in the application form and make sure to submit all required documents to make your application complete. If you haven’t obtained your secondary school diploma yet and will do so in the spring, you can mention this on the form as well.

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How to apply for an MVV?

If you wish to study at NHTV you will need a visa (in Dutch: 'mvv' = machtiging tot voorlopig verblijf) and/or a residence permit. Check our page about visa for more information.

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How do I find a room or a house in Breda?

Our Student Office can assist you in a suitable place to live

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Study grant or financial contribution from DUO

If you are from an EU / EEA country or from Switzerland, you can apply for study financing from DUO, if you can prove to DUO that you work 56 hours a month. For the conditions and more information, you are referred to the website of DUO and choose 'international visitors'.

DUO website

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Transport

The basic and most popular mode of transport is the bike! Every student has a bike and this is the cheapest, easiest and healthiest way to get from A to B in a city. You can get a second-hand bike from prices as low as 60 euro, and upon your arrival you can ask the Student Office or COMPASS for addresses.

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What official documents should I bring to the Netherlands?

When you apply for one of the programmes, you will be asked to attach certain documents to your application. These documents are specified at the bottom of the Application Form.

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When can I apply for the study grant as an EU/EEA student?

There is some confusion about how this is done. You can only apply for the study grant or study financing when you are already in the Netherlands and have found a job. First of all, however, you will need to arrange certain other things before you can apply for these allowances. More information can be found on the website of DUO.

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When do the different programmes start?

Generally, courses start at the beginning of September. Exchange students and bachelor degree seeking students should be in Breda at the end of August for the introduction days of Student Office, international master's degree seeking students are also welcome. The master's programmes start in the middle of September and they have their own introduction programmes.

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