DAE is obliged by law to monitor the study progress of international students residing in the Netherlands on a study visa. The rule below concerns Non-European students with a student residence permit applied for by DAE.
Each academic year Non-European students with a student residence permit have to gain at least 50% of the nominal ECTS credits (50% = 30ECTS) In case a student does not reach this requirement, or has such results during the year that can be foreseen that the required result is no longer feasible, DAE need to report the student to the Immigration Services (IND).
The IND will end the right to a residence permit, meaning that the student will have to unregister and leave the country; as IND will cancel the right to stay in the Netherlands, the permit will be taken in. Re-registration will no longer be possible, as you no longer are allowed by IND to stay in the Netherlands
This may be the case for you.
If we, as bachelor mentor, master coordinator or study counsellor, see that you encounter potential threat of dismissal, we will let you know by a formal letter. Here we will invite you to discuss possible reasons why you have not been able to gain sufficient credits.
If you already foresee difficulty for the coming period, having to do with not being able to gain sufficient credits, you are advised to timely (as soon as possible) contact your bachelor mentor, master coordinator or the student counsellor.
NB. This information is only applicable to non-European students with a residence permit with the purpose of ‘Study’.