Netherlands Student Visa - MVV

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will process and arrange your student visa for you.

Authorisation for Temporary Stay - Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf  - MVV (Student Visa)

Nationals of countries outside the EU/EEA who wish to come to the Netherlands for a stay of more than three months need an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV). It is extremely important to have this visa before coming to the Netherlands. Visit this website to find out if you need an MVV based on your nationality:  

MVV - Schengen Entry Visa Application Procedure

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences will process and help you to get a visa in around 2 to 6 weeks by applying for it in the Netherlands on your behalf.  Wittenborg will apply for your MVV according to our applications procedure.

To apply for a student visa there are certain Financial Proof Requirements.

Remember: you may not, under any circumstances, collect an MVV in the Netherlands! Please do not purchase your flight ticket before you have actually gained your MVV from the Dutch embassy or consulate in your home country (or the country in which you legally reside).

Administration fees for MVV

This fee has been included in your package fee, as well as the fee for residence permit application.


Your MVV will be valid for three months starting from the date on which the visa department authorised the embassy/consulate to issue your MVV. During these three months, you may travel to the Netherlands. Please note that the MVV is mostly only valid for one single entry. You need to report to the Front Desk of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences within 3 days of your arrival and Wittenborg will inform the local authority for you.

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