What is an International Office (IO)?

The International Office is a department of the university.

What is the International Offices job?

The International Office is the university’s junction for all international affairs. And nowadays these are many!

  • Incoming /outgoing students
  • Incoming/outgoing lecturers and researchers
  • International institutional partnerships
  • International networks
  • Internationalisation strategy

Support for international applicants

You are interested in studying at a Dutch university and you have questions? Need to talk to someone about formalities, study programme matters etc.? They assess and recognize your documents; they give information about residence and work permits;

Support for incoming international students

They help you with formalities, with accommodation matters, organize meetings for international students.


At the International Office all contact persons are speaking fluent English. Often there are contact persons that speak additional languages.

How to contact the International Office?

Usually you can find the item "International" in the main menu of your universities website. One click - there you go!

In case you can't find it instantly Google will be your friend: the university' name and "international office" should be your search terms.

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