An international student is a student of non-Dutch nationality with a non-Dutch prior education. The reference date for nationality is 1 October of the relevant academic year. Students of unknown nationality and stateless persons are also considered as international students. Prior education refers to the highest level of education that was attained before higher education. Prior education that is considered non-Dutch is based on, for example, a certificate, foreign diploma or European baccalaureate, a decision of the Executive Board, a ministerial decision, an entrance examination and a colloquium doctum. If no information is known about someone’s prior education, that education is considered as non-Dutch.
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