International

If you are a prospective PhD candidate, staff member or guest researcher, we are happy to offer this website in order to assist you with housing, visas, insurance, healthcare and other practical matters concerning your arrival in the Netherlands. We hope this information will help you to prepare for your stay in the Netherlands.

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Welcome

Appointment of employee from the EU

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new employee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your appointment is confirmed, the International Office will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before you leave for the Netherlands you need to take care of a number of matters.

 

  • Employment permit
    If you come from Croatia you need an employment permit. Without this permit, you won't be able to start working at TU Delft. The International Office will apply for this permit for you. This usually takes about six weeks. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the permit has been issued.
    In order to apply for the permit, the International Office  will be asking you for the following documents:

    • a photocopy of a valid passport
    • your CV and copies of all your certificates

  • Accommodations
    The secretary of your research group will be able to help you find accommodations.

What arrangements will you need once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need to do the following:

 

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will sign your letter of appointment and receive information about the general conditions of employment. You will also learn about insurance matters and your salary. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 

  • Subscription at Municipal office and Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)  at The Hague International Centre (THIC).
    TUDelft has a co-operation with the THIC (http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/The-Hague-International-Centre.htm), this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.
    At the THIC the following will be arranged:

    • Registration in the Municipal office of Delft
      All employees of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following 2 items. 

    • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
      The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system
      etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration. 

  • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your salary, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information. 

 

 

You don't need visa if you are from a country of this list

Welcome

Appointment of highly skilled migrants (for more than three months) with visa

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new employee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your appointment is confirmed, the International Office will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

 

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements:

  • Authorisation for Temporary Stay (MVV) and residence permit
    Because you are coming from a country outside the European Union, you will need to have an Authorisation for Temporary Stay (MVV) in order to enter the Netherlands. The International Office will apply to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for the MVV and residence permit on your behalf.

    The Dutch government has a special arrangement for highly skilled migrants (KM). This makes it possible to process visa and residence permit applications more quickly.

    In order to apply for a visa and residence permit on your behalf, we will need the following documents from you. If other members of your family will be accompanying you to the Netherlands, we will need these documents for them as well:   

    • a copy of a valid passport
    • a copy of the birth certificate, along with a translation. It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or to have the document legalised in some other way
    • a copy of the marriage certificate, along with a translation.  It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or to have the document legalised in some other way
    • an ‘antecedents certificate’, this certificate can be downloaded here.

After we have received all required documents you will be informed by the International Office what the expected date of completion will be.

The IND will issue a decision on your MVV and Residence Permit application within one month. We will send you an e-mail as soon as your application has been approved. After you have received this e-mail, you will be able to contact the Dutch embassy, where you can receive your MVV.

You will need to let both, your supervisor and the International Office know the exact date of your arrival. Please do this at least two weeks before you arrive, in order to ensure that your arrival in the Netherlands goes smoothly.

  • Accommodations
    The secretary of your research group can help you find accommodations.

 

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will sign your letter of appointment and receive information about the general conditions of employment. You will also learn about insurance matters and your salary. The International Office will assist you with the necessary processes to get legally residency in the Netherlands. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 

  • Subscription at Municipal office and IND at The Hague International Centre (THIC).
    TUDelft has a co-operation with the THIC , this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.
    At the THIC the following will be arranged:

    * Registration in the Municipal office of Delft
    All employees of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following 2 items.

    * Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
    The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.

    * Residence permit
    Your residence permit is already approved. At this meeting the officer will hand over to you your residence card. If the card isn’t available for any reason a residence sticker will be added to you passport. The residence card as well as the residence sticker allows you  to start your work at TUD. You can download here relevant information related your residence permit

  • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your salary, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information. 

 

 

When should you start your work en what will be the starting date of your employment?

After you have received your residence permit at the THIC you can start your work at TU Delft. If the card isn’t available during your meeting at the THIC a residence sticker will be added to your passport. This sticker also allows you to start your work at TUD. 

Welcome

Appointment of highly skilled migrants (for more than three months) without visa

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new employee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your appointment is confirmed, the International Office will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

 

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements:

  • Application residence permit
    To live and work in the Netherlands you will need a residence permit. The International Office will apply to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for the residence permit on your behalf.

    The Dutch government has a special arrangement for highly skilled migrants (KM). This makes it possible to process the residence permit application more quickly.

    In order to apply for a residence permit on your behalf, we will need the following documents from you. If other members of your family will be accompanying you to the Netherlands, we will need these documents for them as well:  
    • a copy of a valid passport
    • a copy of the birth certificate, along with a translation. It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or to have the document legalised in some other way
    • a copy of the marriage certificate, along with a translation.  It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or to have the document legalised in some other way
    • an ‘antecedents certificate’, this certificate can be downloaded here.

After we have received all required documents you will be informed by the International Office what the expected date of completion will be.

The IND will issue a decision on your residence permit application within one month. We will send you an e-mail as soon as your application has been approved. You will need to let both, your supervisor and the International Office know the exact date of your arrival. Please do this at least two weeks before you arrive, in order to ensure that your arrival in the Netherlands goes smoothly.

  • Accommodations
    The secretary of your research group can help you find accommodations.

 

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will sign your letter of appointment and receive information about the general conditions of employment. You will also learn about insurance matters and your salary. The International Office will assist you with the necessary processes to get legally residency in the Netherlands. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 

  • Subscription at Municipal office and IND at The Hague International Centre (THIC).
    TUDelft has a co-operation with the THIC (http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/The-Hague-International-Centre.htm), this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.
    At the THIC the following will be arranged:

    * Registration in the Municipal office of Delft
    All employees of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following 2 items.

    * Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
    The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system
    etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.

    * Residence permit
    Your residence permit is already approved. At this meeting the officer will hand over to you your residence card. If the card isn’t available for any reason a residence sticker will be added to you passport. The residence card as well as the residence sticker allows you  to start your work at TUD. You can download here relevant information related your residence permit

    • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your salary, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information. 

 

When should you start your work en what will be the starting date of your employment?

After you have received your residence permit at the THIC you can start your work at TU Delft. If the card isn’t available during your meeting at the THIC a residence sticker will be added to your passport. This sticker also allows you to start your work at TUD. 

Welcome

Appointment outside the EU for up to three months

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new employee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your appointment is confirmed, the International Office will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before you leave for the Netherlands you need to take care of a number of matters.

 

  • Short stay visa
    If you stay in the Netherlands for less than three months, apply to the Dutch embassy or the consulate for a short stay visa.

  • Employment permit
    If you live outside the EU, you need an employment permit. Without this work permit you cannot start work at TU Delft. The International Office will apply for this permit on your behalf. This usually takes about six weeks. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the permit has been issued.
    To arrange the permit for you, the International Office needs the following documents:
    • a copy of a valid passport
    • your CV and copies of your certificates
    • a copy of your application for a short stay visa

* If you fulfill teaching and research activities, you are exempt for this permit

  • Accommodations
    The secretary of your research group can help you find accommodations.

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands ?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

 

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will sign your letter of appointment and receive information about the general conditions of employment. You will also learn about insurance matters and your salary. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have.

  • Obtain a BSnumber
    All adults in the Netherlands are required to have a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer(BSN)). This is the personal code with which you are registered with the government. If you will be staying for less than four months, you can apply to the Municipality of The Hague  for a BSnumber. If necessary, the International Office will make an appointment for you in order to request this number.

  • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your salary, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office can provide you with the necessary information. 

Welcome

EU citizens already living in NL

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new employee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make before you start work. As soon as your appointment has been confirmed, the International Office will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

  • Employment permit
    If you come from Bulgaria or Romania, you need a employment permit .
    Without this work permit, you won't be able to start working at TU Delft. The International Office will apply for this permit on your behalf. This usually takes about six weeks. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the permit has been issued.
    In order to apply for the permit, the International Office will need the following documents:

    • a copy of a valid passport
    • your CV and copies of your certificates

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office  
    Prior to your first working day, the International Office will invite you for an introduction at TU Delft. In this meeting you will sign your letter of appointment and receive information about the general conditions of employment. You will also learn about insurance matters and your salary. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 

You should also have arranged the following:

Welcome

Non-EU citizens already living in NL

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new employee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your appointment has been confirmed, the International Office  will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office 
    Prior to your first working day, the International Office will invite you for an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will sign your letter of appointment and receive information about your residence permit for highly skilled migrants, general conditions of employment, insurance cover and your salary. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Residence permit for highly skilled migrants.
    Because you come from a country outside the European Union, you will need a valid residence permit. You may already have a valid residence permit that entitles you to work in the Netherlands. In that case, please send a copy of your current residence permit to the International Office so that we can verify its validity. You can download here relevant information related your residence permit

    If you need to renew your residence permit, the International Office will help you to apply to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for an ‘amendment for highly skilled migrants’.

You should also have arranged the following:

Welcome

Welcoming guests from within the EU

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new guest researcher. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands.

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

If you have a Croatian nationality you will need an employment permit before you can start your activities at TU Delft. 

Employment permit
Without this work permit you won't be able to start working at TU Delft. The International Office will apply for this permit. This usually takes about six weeks. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the permit has been issued. To arrange the permit for you, the International Office needs the following documents: • a copy of a valid passport
• your CV and copies of your certificates
• evidence of receipt of income during your stay in the Netherlands (see standard amounts in http://www.ind.nl/en/Customer-Information/sufficientincome/Pages/default.aspx)

Accommodation
The secretary in your research group will be able to help you find accommodations.

Obtain health insurance
You will need to have insurance cover, at least for the medical costs. You should arrange this on your own. If your own insurance does not cover health expenses in the Netherlands, you should take out a Dutch policy. It is important that you take out travel insurance before departure to the Netherlands where your health costs are covered. If you want, the International Office can provide you information concerning this travel insurance.

 

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands ?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands, you will need to do the following:
Citizens of Delft and The Hague can make an appointment at The Hague International Centre (THIC). , this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals.

  • Subscription at Municipal office and Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)  at The Hague International Centre (THIC).
    TUDelft has a co-operation with the THIC, this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.

    At the THIC the following will be arranged:

    • Registration in the Municipal office of Delft
      All employees of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following 2 items.

    • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
      The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system
      etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.

Citizens of other cities need to follow the next steps:

  • Register with the municipality
    If you will be staying in the Netherlands for more than four months, you will be required to register with the department of Citizen Affairs (Burgerzaken or GBA) in the town hall of the municipality where you will be living. You will need to take your passport and the rental agreement for your accommodations with you when you register.

  • Obtain a BSN
    All adults in the Netherlands are required to have a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, or BSN). This number is the personal code with which you are registered with the government. Although you are not officially required to apply for this number, it could be handy to have one for practical reasons. For example, it would allow you to open a Dutch bank account.
    If you will be staying for less than four months, you can apply to the Municipality of The Hague  for a BSnumber. If necessary, the International Office will make an appointment for you in order to request this number.
    If you will be staying longer than four months, a BSN will automatically be sent to your home address. It will be issued by the municipality in which you will be living once you have registered there. Your personal BSN will be sent to your home address about 10 days after registration.

  • Opening a bank account
    You may need a Dutch bank account. You should arrange this on your own.

Do I need an entry visa (Find out whether you need a visa on this page).

Welcome

guests from outside the EU for a stay of longer than 3 months with entry visa

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new guest researcher. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as you have received your Hospitality Declaration, the International Office will get started with all of the matters mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail. 

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements:

 

  • Authorisation for Temporary Stay (MVV) and residence permit
    Because you are coming from a country outside the European Union, you will need to have an Authorisation for Temporary Stay (MVV) in order to enter the Netherlands. The Dutch government recognises the regulations laid out in EU directive 2005/71/EC. This directive provides for fast-track visas/residence procedures for academic researchers, meaning that you will not be required to have an employment permit. You may qualify for this scheme only if you hold a degree that entitles you to participate in the PhD programme.

  • The International Office will apply to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for the MVV and residence permit on your behalf.

    In order to apply for a visa and residence permit, we will need the following documents from you. If you are bringing family members with you to the Netherlands, we will also need some documents for them as well. These are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • a copy of a valid passport *
  • a copy of your birth certificate * , along with a translation: It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or have the document legalised in some other way
  • a copy of your marriage * certificate, along with a translation. It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or have the document legalised in some other way
  • evidence of income during your stay in the Netherlands (see standard amounts)
  • Your CV
  • A copy of the degree certificate that entitles you to participate in the PhD programme, along with a translation of this document into Dutch, English, French or German.
  • an ‘antecedents certificate *’, this certificate can be downloaded here.

After we have received all required documents you will be informed by the International Office what the expected date of completion will be.
The IND will issue a decision on your MVV and Residence Permit application within one month. We will send you an e-mail as soon as your application has been approved. After you have received this e-mail, you will be able to contact the Dutch embassy, where you can receive your MVV.

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

 

  •  Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will learn about insurance matters and the International Office will assist you with the necessary processes to get legally residency in the Netherlands. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Subscription at Municipal office and IND at The Hague International Centre (THIC).
    TUDelft has a co-operation with the THIC (http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/The-Hague-International-Centre.htm), this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.

    At the THIC the following will be arranged:

    • Registration in the Municipal office of Delft
      All employees of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following 2 items.

    • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
      The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system
      etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.

    • Residence permit
      Your residence permit is already approved. At this meeting the officer will hand over to you your residence card. If the card isn’t available for any reason a residence sticker will be added to you passport. The residence card as well as the residence sticker allows you  to start your work at TUD. You can download here relevant information related your residence permit

  • Open a bank account
    Probably you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information. 

When should you start your work en what will be the starting date of your employment?

After you have received your residence permit at the THIC you can start your work at TU Delft. If the card isn’t available during your meeting at the THIC a residence sticker will be added to your passport. This sticker also allows you to start your work at TUD. 

 

 

Welcome

Welcoming guests from outside the EU for a stay of longer than 3 months without entry visa

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new guest researcher. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as you have received your Hospitality Declaration, the International Office will get started with all of the matters mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

What do you need to know before you leaving for the Netherlands?

Before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements.

 

  • Application residence permit
    To live and work in the Netherlands you will need a residence permit. The Dutch government recognises the regulations laid out in EU directive 2005/71/EC. This directive provides for fast-track visas/residence procedures for academic researchers, meaning that you will not be required to have an employment permit. You may qualify for this scheme only if you hold a degree that entitles you to participate in the PhD programme.

  • The International Office will apply to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for the residence permit on your behalf.
    In order to apply for a residence permit, we will need the following documents from you. If you are bringing family members with you to the Netherlands, we will also need some documents for them as well. These are marked with an asterisk (*).

    • a copy of a valid passport *
    • a copy of your birth certificate * , along with a translation: It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or have the document legalised in some other way
    • a copy of your marriage * certificate, along with a translation. It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or have the document legalised in some other way
    • evidence of income during your stay in the Netherlands (see standard amounts in  http://www.ind.nl/en/Customer-Information/sufficientincome/Pages/default.aspx
    • Your CV
      A copy of the degree certificate that entitles you to participate in the PhD programme, along with a translation of this document into Dutch, English, French or German.
    • an ‘antecedents certificate *’, this certificate can be downloaded here.

After we have received all required documents you will be informed by the International Office what the expected date of completion will be.

The IND will issue a decision on your Residence Permit application within one month. We will send you an e-mail as soon as your application has been approved. After you have received this e-mail, you will be able to contact the Dutch embassy, where you can receive your MVV.

 

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

 

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will learn about insurance matters and the International Office will assist you with the necessary processes to get legally residency in the Netherlands. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Subscription at Municipal office and IND at The Hague International Centre (THIC).
    TUDelft has a co-operation with the THIC (http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/The-Hague-International-Centre.htm), this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.

    At the THIC the following will be arranged:

    • Registration in the Municipal office of Delft
      All employees of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following 2 items.

    • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
      The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system
      etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.

    • Residence permit
      Your residence permit is already approved. At this meeting the officer will hand over to you your residence card. If the card isn’t available for any reason a residence sticker will be added to you passport. The residence card as well as the residence sticker allows you  to start your work at TUD. You can download here relevant information related your residence permit

  • Open a bank account
    Probably you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information. 

 

When should you start your work en what will be the starting date of your employment?

After you have received your residence permit at the THIC you can start your work at TU Delft. If the card isn’t available during your meeting at the THIC a residence sticker will be added to your passport. This sticker also allows you to start your work at TUD. 

 

 

Welcome

Guest researchers non EU less than 3 months

We are happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new guest researcher. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as you have received your Hospitality Declaration, the International Office will get started with all of the matters mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

What do you need to know before leaving for the Netherlands ?

Before leaving for the Netherlands, you will need to make several arrangements:

 

  • Short stay visa
    If you will be staying in the Netherlands for less than three months, you should apply to the Dutch embassy or the consulate for a short stay visa.

  • Employment permit
    Because you are coming from a country outside the EU, you will need to have an employment permit. Without this permit you won't be able to start working at TU Delft. The International Office will apply for this permit on your behalf. This usually takes about six weeks.

    In order to apply for the permit, the International Office will need the following documents:


    * If you fulfill the TUD teaching and research activities, you are exempt for this permit

  • Accommodations
    The secretary in your research group will be able to help you find accommodations.

 

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands ?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands, you will need to do the following:

 

  • Obtain health insurance
    You will need to have insurance cover, at least for the medical costs. You should arrange this on your own. If your own insurance does not cover health expenses in the Netherlands, you should take out a Dutch policy.

  • Obtain a BSnumber
    All adults in the Netherlands are required to have a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer(BSN)). This is the personal code with which you are registered with the government. If you will be staying for less than four months, you can apply to the Municipality of The Hague for a BSnumber. If necessary, the International Office will make an appointment for you in order to request this number.

  • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your salary, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office can provide you with the necessary information. 

Welcome

new student-assistent EU/EER

We are happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a student-assistant

You don’t need a work permit, you are allowed to work without one. TU Delft's HR Services will provide you your employment letter by mail.

Healthcare Insurance

By law, all residents of the Netherlands (and those who are not domiciled here but work in the Netherlands and are subject to Dutch income tax) must hold a Dutch basic health insurance. TU Delft has 'collective cover' contracts with two insurance companies, whereby staff can obtain basic health insurance at attractive premiums. TU Delft has signed an agreement with independent insurance consultants SUCSEZ B.V. that enables you to consult them for insurance-related advice and information.

Contact SUCSEZ for personal advice and answers to your questions. SUCSEZ holds an open consultation on health insurance every Friday from 9.00 to 12.00 on the TU Delft campus.

SUCSEZ contact details
Telephone: +31 (0)182 – 30 44 88.
Email: tudelft@remove-this.sucsez.nl

Welcome

new student-assistent non-EU/EER

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a teaching assistant. On this page, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make to work in the Netherlands. As soon as your appointment has been confirmed, the International Office  will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

Employment permit

Without this work permit you won't be able to work at TU Delft. The TU Delft Central International Office will apply for this permit. This usually takes about six weeks. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the permit has been issued. To arrange the permit for you, the International Office needs the following documents:

  • Copy of your passport
  • CV
  • Copy current residence permit (front and back)
  • Student card, also called ‘bewijs van inschrijving’ (front and back) 2
  • Campuscard/ Student card with photo

The procedure for obtaining the work permit can take up to 6 weeks as from the application date. As soon as we receive the work permit we will inform you immediately. After that we will draw up your letter of appointment and send it to your home address.  

Healthcare Insurance

By law, all residents of the Netherlands (and those who are not domiciled here but work in the Netherlands and are subject to Dutch income tax) must hold a Dutch basic health insurance. TU Delft has 'collective cover' contracts with two insurance companies, whereby staff can obtain basic health insurance at attractive premiums. TU Delft has signed an agreement with independent insurance consultants SUCSEZ B.V. that enables you to consult them for insurance-related advice and information.

Contact SUCSEZ for personal advice and answers to your questions. SUCSEZ holds an open consultation on health insurance every Friday from 9.00 to 12.00 on the TU Delft campus.

SUCSEZ contact details
Telephone: +31 (0)182 – 30 44 88.
Email: tudelft@remove-this.sucsez.nl

Welcome

Trainees (stagiaires) from within the EU (excl. Croatian nationals)

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new trainee, who will receive remuneration. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your traineeship is confirmed, the International Office will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

 

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before you leave for the Netherlands you need to take care of a number of matters.

Accommodation
The secretary in your research group will be able to help you find accommodation.

Obtain travel and health insurance
It is important that you take out travel insurance before departure to the Netherlands where your health costs are covered and during your traineeship you must take out at least basic health insurance with a Dutch insurance company. If you want, the International Office can provide you information concerning these insurances.

 

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

Stepsfor a stay ofmore than 3 months

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will sign your traineeship agreement. You will also learn about insurance matters and the remuneration the University will pay. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Subscription at Municipal office and IND at The Hague International Centre (THIC)
    TUDelft has a co-operation with the THIC, this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.
    At the THIC the following will be arranged:
    - Registration in the Municipal office of Delft
    All staff of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following items.
    - Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
    The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.
  • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your remuneration, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information. 

Stepsfor a stay of3 months and less

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will sign your traineeship agreement. You will also learn about insurance matters and the remuneration the University will pay. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
    The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system etc. This number will be issued to you at the Municipality office of The Hague .

Open a bank account
In order to receive your remuneration, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information.  

Welcoming Trainees (stagiaires) from within the EU (excl. Croatian nationals)

Welcome!

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new trainee with your own funds. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands.

Accommodation
The secretary in your research group will be able to help you with finding accommodation.

Obtain health insurance
You will need to have an insurance cover, at least for the medical costs. You should arrange this on your own. If your own insurance does not cover health expenses in the Netherlands, you should take out a Dutch policy. It is important that you take out travel insurance before departure to the Netherlands where your health costs are covered. If you want, the International Office can provide you with information concerning these insurances.

What arrangements do you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands ?
Once you have arrived in the Netherlands, you will need to do the following:

Steps for a stay of more than 3 months

  • Subscription at Municipal office 
    TUDelft cooperates with the THIC (http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/to/The-Hague-International-Centre.htm), this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. You need to arrange this appointment yourself.
    At the THIC the following will be arranged:
    • Registration in the Municipal office of Delft or The Hague *)
      All staff of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following items.
    • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
      The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system
      etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.
  • Opening a bank account 
    You may need a Dutch bank account. You should arrange this on your own. European accountholders within SEPA area and IBAN account numbers can use their accounts in The Netherlands without any problem.

*)Citizens of other cities need to follow the next steps:

  • Register with the municipality *)
    If you will be staying in the Netherlands for more than four months, you will be required to register with the department of Citizen Affairs (Burgerzaken) in the town hall of the municipality where you will be living. You will need to take your passport and the rental agreement for your accommodation with you when you register.
  • Obtain a BSN *)
    All adults in the Netherlands are required to have a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, or BSN). This number is the personal code with which you are registered with the government. Although you are not officially required to apply for this number, it could be handy to have one for practical reasons. For example, it would allow you to open a Dutch bank account.
    If you will be staying longer than 3 months, a BSN will be sent to your home address, you may want to check this with you municipality. It will be issued by the municipality in which you will be living once you have registered there. Your personal BSN will be sent to your home address about 10 days after registration.

Steps for a stay of 3 months and less

  • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
    The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system etc. This number will be issued to you at the Municipality office of The Hague. You need to arrange this appointment yourself at http://www.denhaag.nl/en/residents/services/Registration-procedures-for-nonresidents-of-the-Netherlands.htm
  • Open a bank account
    You may need a Dutch bank account. You should arrange this on your own. European accountholders within SEPA area and IBAN account numbers can use their accounts in The Netherlands without any problem. 

Welcome

Trainees (stagiaires) NON EU who are already registered at a Dutch educational institution

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new trainee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your traineeship at TUD. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make before you start your traineeship.

What do you need to know before you start your traineeship at TUD?

COSPA Traineeship agreement
Because you are registered at a Dutch educational institution, no work permit is required. Instead, the COSPA training agreement must first be prepared and signed. The statement can be found here. Without this agreement, you should not start your internship. Your supervisor will draw up this agreement with you.
A copy of your passport must be attached to this agreement and the agreement  must be present at the address where the internship is fulfilled.

Health Insurance
As you know, insurance in the Netherlands is required. If you receive an stipendium for your traineeship of TUD, you need to update your student insurance in a Dutch basic health insurance.
Health insurance is more expensive if you are “employed”. You should be aware that you are no longer entitled to student health insurance (premium approximately € 40 per month) during your “paid” traineeship. As an alternative, you should arrange  coverage under an employee health insurance programme (premium approximately € 95 per month). If you are too late in changing your insurance, you will be fined.
You are probably eligible for a Healthcare Allowance to help cover the costs of health insurance. To apply for this allowance, please contact the Allowances Department at the tax office (Belastingdienst).  If you want, the International Office can provide you information concerning the insurance.

Welcome

Welcoming Trainees (stagiaires) NON EU (incl. Croatian nationals) for a period more than 3 months

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new trainee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your traineeship is confirmed, the Central International Office (CIO) will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before leaving for the Netherlands, we from the CIO will need to make several arrangements on your behalf:

 

  • Authorisation for Temporary Stay (MVV) and residence permit
    Because you are coming from a country outside the European Union, you will need to have an Authorisation for Temporary Stay (MVV) in order to enter the Netherlands. The International Office will apply to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) for the MVV and residence permit on your behalf.

    In order to apply for a visa and residence permit on your behalf, we will need the following documents from you:
    • a copy of a valid passport
    • a copy of the birth certificate, along with a translation. It may be necessary to attach an ‘apostille stamp’ or to have the document legalised in some other way
    • an ‘antecedents certificate’, this certificate can be downloaded here.

  • Work permit
    Without this work permit you won't be able to start your traineeship at TU Delft. The Central International Office will apply for this permit. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the permit has been issued. To arrange the permit for you, the International Office needs the following documents:

    • Your CV and copies of your certificates
    • Statement that the internship is a requirement of the study program
    • Phased placement plan
    • Proof of enrolment from your home institution
    • Evidence of receipt of income/scholarship during your stay in the Netherlands of minimum € 762,30 per month. In case TUDelft pays you a remuneration this document isn’t needed.

After we have received all required documents you will be informed by the Central International Office when we have submitted all your paperwork and when your permits may be approved.  

The IND and UWV will issue a decision on your MVV, Residence Permit and Employment permit application within 3-4 months. We will then send you an e-mail as soon as your MVV has been approved. After you have received this e-mail, you will be able to contact the Dutch embassy, where you can receive your MVV.

You will need to let both your supervisor and the International Office know the exact date of your arrival. Please do this at least two weeks before you arrive, in order to ensure that your arrival in the Netherlands goes smoothly.

Obtain travel and health insurance
It is important that you take out travel insurance before departure to the Netherlands where your health costs are covered and during your traineeship you must take out at least basic health insurance with a Dutch insurance company. If you want, the International Office can provide you information concerning these insurances.

  • Accommodations
    The secretary of your research group can help you with finding accommodation.

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

 

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will learn about insurance matters. The International Office will assist you with the necessary processes to get legally residency in the Netherlands. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Subscription at Municipal office and IND at The Hague International Centre (THIC).
    TU Delft cooperates with the THIC , this cooperation gives a one-stop-shop service to our new internationals. The International Office will schedule this appointment for you.
    At the THIC the following will be arranged:
    * Registration at the Municipal office of Delft
    All employees of TU-Delft will be registered at the Municipal office of Delft. This is to speed up the following 2 items.
    * Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
    The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. A BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system etc. This number will be issued to you by the THIC during your registration.
    * Residence permit
    Your residence permit is already approved. At this meeting the officer will hand over your residence card. If the card isn’t available for any reason a residence sticker will be added to you passport. The residence card as well as the residence sticker allows you  to start your work at TU Delft. You can download here relevant information related your residence permit here.
  • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your salary, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office can provide you with the necessary information.  

Welcome

Welcoming Trainees (stagiaires) NON EU (incl. Croatian nationals) for a period of 3 months and less

We are very happy to welcome you to TU Delft as a new trainee. On these pages, you can read about the practical arrangements you will need to make for your stay in the Netherlands. As soon as your traineeship is confirmed, the International Office (CIO) will get started with all of the matters that are mentioned here. They will keep you informed by e-mail.

What do you need to know before you leave for the Netherlands?

Before leaving for the Netherlands, we the CIO will need to make several arrangements on your behalf:

 

  • Employment permit
    Without this work permit you won't be able to your traineeship at TU Delft. The International Office will apply for this permit. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the permit has been issued. To arrange the permit for you, the International Office needs the following documents:
    • your CV and copies of your certificates
    • a copy of a valid passport
    • Statement that the internship is a requirement of the study program
    • Phased placement plan
    • Proof of enrollment from your home institution
    • evidence of receipt of income/scholarship during your stay in the Netherlands of € 762,30 per month. In case TUD pay’s you a remuneration this document isn’t needed

Before leaving for the Netherlands, you will have to apply for a short stay visa yourself (if applicable). If you will be staying in the Netherlands for less than three months, you should apply at the Dutch embassy or the consulate for a short stay visa.

After we have received all required documents you will be informed by the International Office what the expected date of completion will be. The UWV will issue a decision on your Employment permit application within 2 months. We will send you an e-mail as soon as your application has been approved. You will need to let both, your supervisor and the International Office know the exact date of your arrival. Please do this at least two weeks before you arrive, in order to ensure that your arrival in the Netherlands goes smoothly.

  • Obtain travel and health insurance
    It is important that you take out travel insurance before departure to the Netherlands where your health costs are covered and during your traineeship you must take out at least basic health insurance with a Dutch insurance company. If you want, the International Office can provide you information concerning these insurances.
  • Accommodation
    The secretary of your research group can help you find accommodation.

What arrangements will you need to make once you have arrived in the Netherlands?

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands you will need do the following:

 

  • Attend an introduction with the International Office
    Prior to your arrival in the Netherlands, our International Office will invite you to an introduction at TU Delft. During this introduction, you will learn about insurance matters. The International Office will assist you with the necessary processes to get legally residency in the Netherlands. You will obviously be welcome to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Burgerservicenumber (BSN)
    The BSN is a unique personal Dutch Social Security number. The BSN is required for starting a job in the Netherlands, opening a bank account, using the health care system etc. If needed the International Office will set an appointment for you, to collect this number.
  • Open a bank account
    In order to receive your salary, you will need a Dutch bank account . Although you should arrange this on your own, the International Office will provide you with the necessary information.