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Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:25 PM)
Before Arrival: What should I pack before travelling to the Netherlands?
Students should bring the following documents in hand luggage:
The Netherlands is a country with a pleasant, temperate maritime climate. Daytime temperatures vary from 3°C-37°F in the winter and 19°C-66°F in the summer. As a result, you will need to pack an assortment of clothes, such as:
Please bring enough money in cash to cover the first weeks’ expenses, since it may take a few weeks to open a bank account. Foreign currency can be changed to Euro at Grenswisselkantoren. For information and locations: https://www.gwktravelex.nl/en.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:26 PM)
Booking Appointments: How to book an appointment at Wittenborg?
If you wish to speak to any of the Wittenborg staff (for example, your process tutor), please invite them for an appointment using the Microsoft Office Calendar.In the attached document you will find a detailed guide.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:55 PM)
BSN (Social Security Number): What are the steps for registering for my BSN at the municipality?
Once a residence permit has been collected, foreign students can register in their municipality. All students must be registered at their local City Hall. Just call your local City Hall for an appointment.
The University Front Desk can make an appointment with the Gemeente (City Hall) for registration of the newly arrived students from abroad in Apeldoorn. For the appointment, students should bring the following documents:
Citizen Service Number (BSN)
“Burgerservicenummer” (BSN) is a unique personal number that enables reliable and efficient data exchange between citizens and government. In the Netherlands, all residents must have their own BSN if they wish to engage in either part-time or full-time work or studies, and for administrative issues, such as opening a bank account.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:56 PM)
BSN Requirements: Why do I need a BSN?
Having a BSN is a requirement. You are not only officially registered in the Netherlands with a BSN but it can also be utilised for various administrative purposes. For example, you will need your BSN for insurance, while applying for housing allowance, or getting a job and a salary. Additionally, it is needed to apply for any other benefits, like student finance.
Having a BSN number makes it much easier to go about your day-to-day life. Also, every time you need to apply for something, say a bank account or allowance, your details can simply be drawn up from the database. That means: less stuff to carry around with you and less time wasted sending in documents. A BSN also helps in preventing identity theft.