Netherlands Marks Almost 18k Student Residence Permit Applications in First 7 Months of 2023


A total of 17,870 applications for residence to study in the Netherlands have been received by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) up to this point. Of the total, nearly 14,000 have been granted with a positive response up to this point.

The recent figures show that the number of foreign students from outside the European Union applying for a residency permit to study in the Netherlands continues to increase notably, reports.

The data for residence permits only involve foreign students from outside the EU countries, Liechtenstein as well as Norway, Switzerland, and Iceland, as their residents are not required to hold a residency permit in order to study in the Netherlands. However, they are required to hold a valid passport or travel document.

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