Depending on your nationality, you may need a provisional residence permit (in Dutch: ‘machtiging tot voorlopig verblijf’ or ‘MVV’) if you want to settle in the Netherlands. An MVV is an entry visa that is required if you want to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days and your nationality or circumstances do not exempt you from the MVV requirement.
You can start the Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV procedure) by applying for an MVV at a Dutch representation in your country of origin or continuous residence, or, if that is not possible, in a country nearby. You can make an appointment through the website of the Dutch representation. You can download the application form (‘MVV issue form’) from www.netherlandsandyou.nl.
The TEV procedure combines the application for an MVV and the application for a residence permit. If an MVV is granted to you, you will automatically obtain a residence permit after arriving in the Netherlands.
Which ranking lists are used to determine whether I qualify for the orientation year with my foreign degree?
The following general ranking lists, current on your date of graduation or obtaining your PhD:
– Times Higher Education World University Rankings
– QS World University Rankings
– Academic Ranking of World Universities
The following ranking lists by subject, current on your date of graduation or obtaining your PhD:
– Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject
– QS World University Rankings by subject (broad subject area)
– QS World University Rankings by subject (specific subject)
– Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
If your educational institution is, on the date of your graduation or obtaining your PhD, not listed in the top 200 of any of these general ranking lists or in the top 200 of any of these ranking lists by subject, that corresponds with your field of study or research field, you do not qualify for the orientation year.