How long will my student residence permit be valid?

In the past, all Dutch student residence permits were issued for a maximum duration of one year and had to be renewed on a yearly basis.

However since 2013, all student residence permits have been issued for the official duration of the individual’s study programme, plus an additional 3 months. These additional 3 months are intended to allow the student time to finalise his/her affairs in the Netherlands, or to obtain a new residence permit if he/she will continue residing in the country for reasons other than study.