Important information for NON - EU/EER students who wish to travel to the DAI on a monthly base without registration in the Netherlands

10.05.12

The large majority of Dutch (art-)educational institutes is funded by the Dutch government, with public money. In the past the Netherlands welcomed students from all over the world and made no, or only a very slight, distinction with regards to tuition fees. Some time ago politicians decided to stop funding Dutch schools and universities for costs made in regard to non EU-students. Therefore nowadays non-EU students have to pay on a cost-recovery basis; tuition fees are higher for them than for students with a European passport.

The good news that comes along with this bad news is that non-EU students are not bound to register as resident in the Netherlands –– as long as they wish to and can manage to attend the monthly DAI-week while traveling on a valid document with or without a (tourist) visa. For example: an artist with a Japanese passport currently in the possession of a legal permit to live in Berlin, Germany may decide to travel to Arnhem on a monthly basis. A Turkish artist living in Istanbul may decide that a monthly ticket from Istanbul–Eindhoven or Istanbul–Dusseldorf while living with family in Istanbul is much economical then paying the rent for an apartment in one of the popular Dutch cities. You should however bear in mind that your travel costs will always come on top of the tuition fees for non-EU students plus your contribution to the DAI's project fund

Concerning your regular travels to the Netherlands: it is the student's responsibility to carefully check applicable regulations and agreements between the country where you are (going to be) registered and the Netherlands, where you will be taking part in monthly sessions of one week. DAI/ArtEZ cannot take responsibility for any legal difficulties while entering the Netherlands without a non-Dutch residency permit.

In case you prefer to officially register as a student in the Netherlands, DAI, together with the International Office at the ArtEZ University of the Arts will be happy to help you with a shortened immigration procedure