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Application Process to Study in the Netherlands

Step by step process how a student can apply to a University in Netherlands.

Mahesh Ramani
Most students opt for the September intake in Dutch universities. Amita suggests that those students who wish to apply for the September 2014 intake should start getting their applications ready by October 2013. Institutions tend to screen those applications, which have scholarship requests first; and it is important that students apply well in advance.
Students should short-list the courses, which they wish to apply and also make a list of institutions to which they want to apply. Students can then apply online on the respective institution’s website and follow the instructions provided on the website and submit all necessary transcripts and documents. Once the application is processed the institution will contact the student with more information.
In the past few years, some of the leading Dutch institutions have formed a centralised admissions agency and students can apply to any of these institutions by visiting the Studielink website. Students should register on the website, upload their information and follow the step-by-step guided process on the website and apply to the institutions of their choice. There will be a specific section where the student will be asked to enter the program code for the specific course opted by the student. The institution’s website will have details of the code. The code is a unique identification tag for each course that is offered to international students in the Netherlands. Students will be asked to upload their mark-sheets and other documents and then be guided to the ‘payment gateway page’ where they will be given instructions to remit the application processing fee.
Students can log-in to the ‘Studielink’ website and monitor the progress of their application status. If their application is accepted students will receive further information from the institution.




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