Unless we have taken over your residence permit from another educational institution, your permit is valid for the whole duration of your studies. If you have a Dutch residence permit, you must have your main residency in the Netherlands. This means that you live in the Netherlands and spend most of your time here. As a Bachelor or (Pre-)Master student you must keep your educational progress adequate to maintain the validity of your residence permit.
As a Bachelor or (Pre-)Master student you must keep your educational progress adequate to maintain the validity of your residence permit.
Study progress Bachelor's and Master's students
In order to retain your residence permit, your educational progress must be adequate. As a degree Bachelor’s or Master’s student, you must attain at least 50% of the number of study points (EC's) per study year. Radboud University will check your study progress at the end of every study year and will also ask you for a proof of living expenses and valid insurance for the next academic year. If your progress is insufficient, Student Admissions will notify the IND (the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service) and your permit will be withdrawn.
If you undertake temporary study stays abroad (inside or outside the EU) during your study period at Radboud University, this study progress requirement remains applicable.
Please note: If you are experiencing problems with your study progress, please contact a study advisor as soon as possible.
Study progress Pre-Master's students
The IND (the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service) applies specific rules for Pre-Master’s students: a Pre-Master’s is considered by the IND to be a preparatory study. For this programme students need to complete all subjects within the nominal duration of the programme (i.e. all study points/credits). A residence permit for a preparatory study cannot be extended. If you do not complete the programme within the nominal duration, Student Admissions will notify the IND and your permit will be withdrawn.