Getting a study permit in the Netherlands
As most courses and degrees run for more than one year most international students will require an entry visa called a Provisional Residence Permit or Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf (MVV) in Dutch. Your MVV will allow you entry into the country for a six month period and once in the country you will need to apply for a Residence Permit – your chosen University should do this on your behalf.
Basic requirements for Dutch Provisional Residence Permit
A Provisional Residence Permit (MVV) will only be granted if your application meets certain requirements, including but not limited to: