To give a warm welcome to all their new international students, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences organises an international introduction day each semester. The next Welcome Day programme for both EU and non-EU students will take place on Friday 2 February 2018. Specifically for non-EU students we organise a Pre-Welcome Day on Thursday 1 February 2018.
For non-EU students we organise a Pre-Welcome Day the day before the Welcome Day where they can arrange things related to immigration, municipality registration, residence permit and TBC matters.
Non-EU students who have picked up an MVV visa sticker prior to their arrival in the Netherlands, will receive their residence permits during the Pre-Welcome Day programme. They will also undergo a TBC checkup and they will be registered as citizens of Groningen. Students from South Korea can take a TBC checkup, register as a citizen of Groningen and have their biometric details taken. All other students from non-EU countries except for those who will apply for a WHS permit, must register as citizens of Groningen and have their biometric details taken. You will receive instructions on what to do in order to receive a residence permit during the day.