Reasons for rejection of Netherlands Student Visa

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Piyush Kohli
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Feb 24, 2020 11:38 IST

The Netherlands is not only famous for its beauty and high standard of living. It is also known for its world-class education system. Universities in the Netherlands are one of the most sought-after among international students globally. Those who are planning to study in the Netherlands need to acquire a student visa – Schengen Visa issued by their authorities. In this article, we will inform you about the reasons for the rejection of the Netherlands Student Visa. After spending sleepless nights and vigorous efforts for applying to your dream university, it is disheartening to see the visa not getting approved by the authorities. Even if you have done everything with utmost precision, there can be numerous reasons for the visa rejection. So, in this case, you should know what to do if your student visa gets rejected. There are a number reasons for which your visa may have been rejected by the visa authorities. You need to make sure that your visa application meets all these parameters when you are applying for it.

Reasons for Rejection of Netherlands Student Visa (Schengen Visa)

  • Inappropriate documents: Make a list of all the documents required to apply for the student visa for the Netherlands. You can check the complete list of documents required for the Netherlands student visa here.
  • Insufficient finances: The visa authorities need to be assured that you have enough funds to sustain yourself while studying in the Netherlands. Apart from the expenses incurred on education, you need to have a sufficient amount of funds that can cover your living and accommodation until the time you complete your studies.
  • Acceptance Letter: Your visa application must be endorsed by a recognized educational institution certifying that you have secured admission to a program offered by them.
  • Language proficiency test scores: It does not matter you are going for which exam, you need to prove your language proficiency for studying there. The applicants need to secure minimum IELTS or TOEFL score to prove their language proficiency.

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  • College Selection: Always prepare yourself to answer why you have selected that particular course and university to pursue it. Even if you have changed your course of study i.e. you decided to pursue a different course than your educational background, in this case, you should be able to give a convincing answer to the visa officer.
  • Past education performance: You need to have the minimum credit score in your academics as mentioned by your university and the government of the Netherlands in order to secure the study visa.
  • Come back to your home country: This is one of the most important concerns for all the major study destinations across the world. You need to be prepared to give a convincing answer to the visa officer if he/she asks you whether you will return after completing your studies or not. As the student visa is issued for a limited time period, maybe sometime after the completion of your studies. So, Netherlands' authorities want you to come once your study visa gets expired. You should not sound like a potential immigrant else your student visa application will be rejected right away.


Re-applying for Student Visa

If by any case your student visa application has been rejected for the first time by the visa officer, you have the option of re-applying for that visa. Various aspirants get their visa approval in the second time. However, it is important that you should know why your visa was rejected the first time and you make sure to rectify it while re-applying for the student visa.

If you have been called for the visa interview, you can ask the visa officer the reason for the denial of visa. They will inform you of the reason. In case if you have applied for the education visa online and not in person (in some countries the applicants are not required to appear in person) for visa interviews, in such a scenario, the applicants will receive a document stating the reason for rejection. So, it is advised to work on the reason for rejection and then apply again for the student visa.

What type of student visa you should depend on the program which you are going to study. Whether, you are going for a full-time course or part-time, or you need to stay there for a longer duration or not. You need to be convincing that how much this course means to you and be specific about the reasons you want to pursue that course from that country or university.

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Piyush Kohli
Study Abroad Expert

With a plethora of knowledge of the education domain, Piyush Kohli has been involved with study abroad for over 5 years and counting. He comes with prior experience on the complexities of the study abroad applicatio... Read Full Bio


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