Before you arrive

Many of the arrangements you will need to make in order to settle in Delft can only be made after you have arrived. Some things, however, will have to be taken care of before your arrival. These include obtaining the documents allowing you to enter, work and establish residency in the Netherlands. You will also have to find a place to live and possibly employment for your partner or a school for your children. As soon as your appointment has been confirmed, the department of Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to begin to make arrangements for your arrival in Delft. Some of the arrangements will be your responsibility. The information below is intended to inform and guide you.

Consult the decision tree below to find out which arrangements will be made by HR Services of TU Delft in your situation before your arrival in the Netherlands.

Decision tree

You have the nationality of a EU/EER country or Switzerland and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your appointment is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Housing
Delft University of Technology will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Municipality & nationwide registrations
HR Services will take care of scheduling an appointment for the registration in the Personal Records Database(BRP) (municipality) and collecting your Citizen Service Number (BSN).

Bank account
HR Services will provide you with the necessary information for opening a Dutch bank account.

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

30% tax rule
HR Services can help you to see if you are qualified for the 30% rule. Under the '30% rule', certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary. 

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and you are already living in the Netherlands. Before you are coming to Delft University of Technology (TUD), you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your appointment is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Residence permit
A residence permit, which allows you to work at TUD, is required. TUD will apply on your behalf in case your current permit doesn’t meet the requirement needed to work.  

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

30% tax rule
HR Services can help you to see if you are qualified for the 30% rule. Under the '30% rule', certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary. 

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.  

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your appointment is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Visa & Residence Permit
An entry Visa (if applicable) and Residence permit (which allows you to work at TUD) are required. Delft University of Technology (TUD) will apply on your behalf.

Housing
TUD will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Municipality & nationwide registrations
HR Services will take care of scheduling an appointment for the registration in the Personal Records Database(BRP) (municipality) and collecting your Citizen Service Number (BSN).

Bank account
HR Services will provide you with the necessary information for opening a Dutch bank account.

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

30% tax rule
HR Services can help you to see if you are qualified for the 30% rule. Under the '30% rule', certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary. 

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your appointment is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Visa & work permit
A short stay visa (if applicable) may be needed. For fulfilling a scientific position you are exempted from holding an Employee (work) permit. Read more about this exemption. 

Housing
TU Delft will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL 

Nationwide registrations 
HR Services will take care of collecting your Citizen Service Number (BSN). 

Bank account
HR Services will provide you with the necessary information for opening a Dutch bank account.

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor

30% tax rule
HR Services can help you to see if you are qualified for the 30% rule. Under the '30% rule', certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.  

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a EU/EER country and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Housing
Delft University of Technology will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Municipality & nationwide registrations
You will need to be registered(needed in case your stay for more than 4 months) in the Personal Records Database (BRP) and collecting your Citizen Service Number (BSN). 

Bank account
You may need a Dutch bank account.

HRS can provide you with the necessary information.

Insurance
HR Services can arrange, on your request, an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and you already are living in the Netherlands. Before you are coming to Delft University of Technology, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your registration as a visiting researcher is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Residence Permit
A Residence permit which allows you to work at TUD is required. If needed Delft University of Technology will apply on your behalf.

AFTER ARRIVAL

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your registration as a visiting researcher is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Visa & Residence Permit
An entry Visa (if applicable) and Residence permit (which allows you to work at TUD) are required. Delft University of Technology will apply on your behalf.

Housing
TU Delft will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Municipality & nationwide registrations
HR Services will take care for the registration in the Personal Records Database (BRP) (municipality) and will take care of collecting your Residence Card & Citizen Service Number (BSN). 

Bank account
HR Services will provide you with the necessary information for opening a Dutch bank account. 

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

 

As soon as your registration as a visiting researcher is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Visa & work permit
A short stay visa (if applicable) may be needed. For fulfilling a scientific position you are exempted from holding an Employee (work) permit. 

Housing
TU Delft will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a EU/EER country and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your traineeship is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Housing
TU Delft will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Municipality & nationwide registrations
HR Services will take care for the registration (needed in case your stay for more than 4 months) in the Personal Records Database  (BRP) (municipality) and will take care of applying for your Citizen Service Number (BSN).

Bank account
HR Services will provide you with the necessary information for opening a Dutch bank account.

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and you already are living in the Netherlands. Before you are coming to Delft University of Technology, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your traineeship is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

COSPA Traineeship agreement
Coordinating Office for Student Work Placement Abroad  (COSPA) is a network of internship coordinators and employees ‘foreign’ offices of Dutch higher education institutions. If you are registered at a Dutch educational institution, no work permit is required in case a COSPA training agreement is signed. The statement can be found here. Without this agreement, you should not start your internship.

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your traineeship is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Visa & residence permit

An entry Visa (if applicable), Residence permit and an  Employee (work) permit are required. Delft University of Technology will apply on your behalf.

Housing
TU Delft will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Municipality & nationwide registrations
HR Services will take care for the registration in the Personal Records Database (BRP) (municipality) and will take care of collecting your Residence Card & Citizen Service Number (BSN).

Bank account
HR Services will provide you with the necessary information for opening a Dutch bank account. 

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your traineeship is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Visa & work permit
An entry visa (if applicable) and an Employee (work) permit are required. Delft University of Technology (TUD) will apply for the work permit on your behalf.  

Housing
TUD will be happy to assist you with housing or short-stay accommodation.

The secretary of your research group can help you. 

AFTER ARRIVAL

Nationwide registrations
HR Services will take care of collecting the Citizen Service Number (BSN) if needed. 

Bank account
HR Services will provide you with the necessary information for opening a Dutch bank account (if needed). 

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.

You have the nationality of a country outside the European Union (Non-EU) and you already are living in the Netherlands. Before you are starting your activities at Delft University of Technology, you will need to make several arrangements.

As soon as your appointment is officially confirmed, the department Human Resources Services (HR Services) will contact you to get started with all of the matters that are mentioned below. Do you already want to know which matters? Please read the following:

Work permit
An  Employee (work) permit is required. Delft University of Technology will apply for the work permit on your behalf.

Insurance
HR Services will arrange an appointment with an independent insurance advisor.

More relevant information
You can read more relevant information on Support for International employees.