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Introduction Days

Welcome to our international students

During the international introduction days (Welcome to ROFFA) we welcome our international students at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The main goal of the programme is to learn more about Rotterdam, the Netherlands, immigration matters, school and each other!



How to obtain a residence permit

Students from outside the EU/EEA who wish to attend a Bachelor’s degree (pre) Master’s degree or an Exchange programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences for more than 3 months are obliged to obtain a Residence Permit. 

The Centre of International Affairs will apply for your Visa (MVV) and/or Residence Permit (VVR) on your behalf at the Dutch Immigration Office (IND).

After your arrival in the Netherlands you will receive your VVR. As an extra service to our new international students – and to simplify the procedure - , we will invite the IND to our introduction days as well*. In case your VVR is ready for pick-up, you will be able to pick up your VVR at the school instead of at the IND. If this is not the case, you will need to visit the IND individually.

*During the Covid-19 pandemic it might not be possible for the IND to be present at our introduction days. In this case we will send you instructions on how you can collect your VVR.


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