What happens if you meet the required ECTS?
If your study progress is on track and you meet the required ECTS, then no action is required. You will then be allowed to continue your studies.
What happens if you do not meet the required ECTS?
Do you have an excusable reason? If your study progress is not sufficient the student support team must report this to the Dutch Immigration Office (IND) unless an excusable reason has been reported.
In the case of exceptional personal circumstances the insufficient study results might be overruled. Our student support team will double check with the student counsellors or your study programme if this applies to your situation. These exceptional circumstances are called excusable reasons and are listed in the Higher Education and Research Act as:
- physical or sensory impairment or other functional disorder
- exceptional family circumstances
- board duties
- the inability to study
* Please note you may only use the same excusable reason once within your educational institution.
If an excusable reason has been reported
If you did not meet the required ECTS due to an excusable reason then no further action will be required and you will be allowed to continue your studies.
If an excusable reason has not been reported
If your study progress is not sufficient and an excusable reason has not been reported then the student support team must report this to the IND by deregistering you. The IND will inform you about the deregistration.
The IND may then decide to withdraw your Dutch study residence permit and you will no longer have a lawful residence in the Netherlands. You will receive a letter about this to which you can respond. If your residence permit will be withdrawn and you wish to remain in the Netherlands, you will have to apply for another residence permit in the Netherlands or you can try to switch to a study programme at another educational institution.
Take responsibility for your study results
Please note that it is your own responsibility to keep track of your study results. Therefore make sure to:
- keep track of your results in Osiris during the academic year.
- start taking action in time if you suspect you might not meet the required ECTS. You can have a confidential conversation about your private circumstances with our student counsellors. You can schedule an appointment through HINT.
Please refer to the study progress monitoring page on the IND website for more information about this subject.