International students (while in Maastricht)

While in Maastricht, you - as an international student - can encounter Dutch rules and regulations, that are confusing to you. We are happy to help you with that.


Are you a regular international student and are you unable to return to your home country? Or are your parents in danger in your home country?

Then please make an appointment with the central contact person for refugees. He can help you with:

advice in whether you should apply for asylum in the Netherlands and when;
advice in how to continue your study programme;
finding ways to finance your stay in the Netherlands and your study programme.

Office hours
Wednesday morning by appointment.

To schedule an appointment send an email to:

International Student Helpdesk (ISH)

Do you want help with Dutch letters from the municipality? Are you eligible for social benefits and would you like to have more information? Native Dutch professionals from the ISH offer international students direct assistance by helping with translations, calling institutions or the government on their behalf or helping them in any other way needed.

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Visa / legal residence

As long as you have a residence permit for study, you must meet certain requirements. In the event that your residence permit is lost or stolen, or you need to leave the Netherlands for a short period of time, the Visa Office can be of help.

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