The International Welcome Centre is here to help!
Make use of our free services which are designed to advise and assist you during your arrival and stay in Utrecht Region.
Find a study programme
There are many high-quality international degree programmes to choose from in Utrecht Region as well as various non-Dutch speaking courses.
File for a permit
To enter the Netherlands for study or research purposes, you might need a visa and work permit.
Find student housing
Utrecht Region is a popular destination for international students, which means that finding affordable housing can be a challenge. Start your search now.
Register with the municipality
You need to register with the relevant municipality if you are going to live, study or work in the Netherlands.
Obtain a DigiD
To gain access to certain Dutch government services online, you need a DigiD (short for digital identification).
Open a bank account
Once you are registered and have obtained a citizen service number (BSN), you are ready for the next step: opening a bank account.
Arrange health insurance
When living and working in the Netherlands, you must take out Dutch health insurance within four months of registering with the municipality.
Discover the transport options
Learn more about the various transport options in Utrecht Region and the Netherlands.
Start exploring and enjoying Utrecht Region
You did it. You arranged everything. It is now time to enjoy and explore all that Utrecht Region has to offer.