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Nuffic Certificate for Chinese students

The information in this section only applies to students who are Chinese nationals (including those who are currently living outside China, but excluding SAR and ROC nationals) and who wish to enroll in an English-taught programme at a Dutch Higher education institution. They must apply for a Nuffic Certificate in order to be eligible for a Dutch MVV visa and residence permit.

A Nuffic Certificate is a document issued by Nuffic that provides an assessment of the student's English language proficiency and of the authenticity of educational degrees and diplomas. It ensures that all Chinese students are sufficiently qualified to pursue their studies and will benefit from their stay in the Netherlands. The Nuffic Certificate does not influence the regular admission procedures, though. 

The Nuffic Certificate needs to be sent along with the other required documents for the MVV and residence permit application.

How to apply for a Nuffic certificate?
For more information about the certficate and its application procedure, please visit the Nuffice website.