The Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) provides visa and residence permit services for students admitted to official AHK programmes. Visa services are operated by AHK Central Student Administration as an intermediate between the applicant and the Netherlands Immigration Office.
Visa services are not required for nationals of a country within the European Economic Area: EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Vatican City. Nationals of these countries do not need a residence permit for study purposes in the Netherlands.
Which nationals need to apply for a residence permit?
Nationals of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan or South Korea require a residence permit (fee € 417) for study purposes in the Netherlands. They do not need an entry visa. Further information on the procedure
Which nationals need to apply for an entry visa and residence permit first?
Students from all countries not mentioned above need an entry visa and residence permit (fee €390) for study purposes.
Further information on the procedure
How to apply for an entry visa and/or residence permit?
For the handling of visa and residence permit applications, the Amsterdam University of the Arts uses a system called VisaCare. As soon as we receive confirmation that you are admitted (from the faculty, or you could send a proof of your admission to firstname.lastname@example.org), we will register you in VisaCare. You will receive an email with your account details. As soon as you activate your account, VisaCare will tell you what you need to do.
On this website you can already read which documents you will need for your application, but do not send them to us by email. They must be uploaded in VisaCare.
Click here for more information about visa application procedures and costs.