To enter the Netherlands for the purpose of studying, you may require a visa and/or a residence permit, depending on the following factors:
Your nationality, i.e. as stated in your passport.
The duration of your stay, i.e. for less or more than three months.
The purpose of your stay, i.e. we assume that you intend coming to the Netherlands to study, or for a preparatory year.
The HZ student office will apply for these documents on your behalf after the application process is complete. Students receive a residence permit for the entire duration of their study period up to a maximum of five years. Read more about visa and residence permit.