You will get a residence permit that is valid for the duration of your education. You keep this residence permit if you obtain at least 50% of the required credits for each academic year. Is your study progress not sufficient? Your educational institution must then report this to the IND. You may lose your residence permit.
To all students who have a residence permit for 'study'. Do you need a preparatory period? You must then complete this programme within 12 months. The study progress monitoring does not apply to:
Yes. Your educational institution will let you know whether you have enough credits to keep your residence permit.
Yes. The educational institution may deregister you at any given moment in the event of insufficient student's progress. You may lose your residence permit.
It must be established by the end of November whether you have obtained at least 50% of the required credits in the past academic year. Have you not obtained sufficient credits? Your educational institution then has to determine if there is valid reason for this. This is called an excusable reason. Do you not have an excusable reason and insufficient credits? Your educational institution must then deregister you at the IND.
The IND will inform you about the deregistration. Your residence permit may be withdrawn. You will receive a letter about this to which you can respond. If your residence permit will be withdrawn and you wish to remain in the Netherlands, you will have to apply for another residence permit.
Students are entitled to one single preparatory period of a maximum of 12 months. You must complete the entire preparatory programme within this period. A student's progress of 50% is not sufficient. Have you not completed the preparatory year successfully after 12 months? Your educational institution must then deregister you.
When a student enrols later in the academic year, he has to obtain 50% of the credits proportionally. For example: 30 credits can be obtained from February till September. The student must then obtain at least 15 credits.
A valid reason means an excusable reason. These are listed in the Higher Education and Research Act. These are:
You may only use the same excusable reason once with your educational institution.
Nothing has to be reported to the IND. The educational institution will include in its records that you have a valid reason. The actual reason does not have to be included in records that are publicly accessible.
This depends on the situation. It may be that these documents are not even available with the International Office, however that the factual information is held by a student counsellor instead. The records must at least show that the student's progress has been assessed and that the underlying documents are stored in another place.
It is up to the educational institution to decide upon this.
The study progress monitoring relates to the past academic year. The student must have obtained sufficient credits during that academic year.
The nominal study load as is set out in the registration in the CROHO. The CROHO takes precedence.
Yes, the student must in any event make sufficient progress with his studies. Article 5.5 of the Code of Conduct also applies to these students.
Yes, these credits count as well. The credits do have to relate to the educational programme for which the student was granted the residence permit. It does not matter whether the student first follows subjects in the Netherlands or first follows these abroad.
All educational institutions involved monitor the student's progress with respect to their own part of the programme. It is up to the educational institutions to decide who is to be the contact person for the study progress monitoring. However, the educational institution that is also recognised sponsor is the most obvious contact person.
A student who obtains 50% of the credits in the first year must also obtain at least 50% of the credits in the second year. Which credits these relate to (from which year) is not relevant for the IND. It could however be relevant to the question whether the student can continue to study at the educational institution.
Yes, that is allowed. It is generally the case that all credits that contribute to a degree are counted.