When you arrive in the Netherlands
Date and time of arrival
We would like to receive your date and time of arrival as well as information on who we can contact in case of emergency.
Registration at city hall
Everyone who lives in the Netherlands has to register at the city hall as a new citizen.
Opening a bank account
To live and study in the Netherlands it is advised to open a Dutch bank account.
A buddy is a current Fontys student, who will be in contact with you during a couple of weeks before your departure as well as during your first weeks here and will answer the general questions that you may have about your future student life.
Residence permit (IND) – for Non EU/EEA students only
If you arrive in The Netherlands with a student visa you will have to pick up your residence permit within 3 months after arrival at the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service). We will arrange a bus trip to the IND in Eindhoven for all visa students to collect their residence permit together.
During the introduction week you will be assigned to your class. To register you correctly you need to bring certain documents.