Study progress check

If you hold a residence permit for study, you are required under the conditions of that permit to pass at least 50% of the study credits (ects) each academic year.

A study progress check is carried out each year to see whether you have passed enough study credits (ects) to retain your residence permit for study in the Netherlands. If you fail to meet this requirement the Dutch immigration office (IND) will withdraw your residence permit and you will be unable to stay in the Netherlands to finish your studies at TU/e.

Procedure

In October/November of the academic year following the previous academic year at TU/e, the Education and Student Affairs Center (ESA) will carry out your study progress check.

  • If you started you studies at TU/e at the beginning of an academic year, you should have passed at least 30 ects credits by the October/November of the next year;
  • If you started you studies at TU/e at the start of semester 2, you should have passed at least 15 ects credits by the October/November of the next year;
  • If you started a pre-master program (“schakelprogramma”) you should have passed 50% of the maximum credits that can be obtained in the program.

Although the official check will be carried out in October/November, preliminary checks will be carried out by ESA in  February/March to see whether you are on track with your credits.

Department

Your study advisor at the Department may also check your study progress with you regularly.

If you are having problems with your studies and are unable to make sufficient study progress, you must inform your study advisor at the Department as soon as possible. The sooner you inform your study advisor, the greater the chance that your study advisor or a ESA student counselor will be able to help you to get your studies back on track. It might even be possible to get a one-time exception to the study progress check.

Residence permit for study

Please note that this study progress check is only for students holding a residence permit for study. If you hold a different type of residence permit (such as “with family”, “knowledge migrant” or “with partner”), this study progress check does not apply to you.

If you change the purpose of your residence permit during your studies at TU/e and are still a student here, please inform ESA@tue.nl together with a copy of your new residence permit card.

More information

Some of the most asked questions can be found here.

If you have any further questions about the study progress check, please see your study advisor or contact ESA.

If you want to know more about the residence permit for study in general, please read the information on this IND website.