After you apply

After you submit your application, you will be able to track your progress in OSIRIS Online Application, as well as accept or decline any offers of admission.

Step 1: Application file complete?

Once we receive your application, the International Student Admissions will first check your application file for completeness. Is your application file complete?

No: If a document is missing or does not meet the required standards, the International Student Admissions will let you know by e-mail. You will be able to upload a new document in OSIRIS Online Application.

Yes: Once your application file is complete, International Student Admissions will evaluate your previous education documents, and assess if you meet the entry requirements. You will then receive an admissions decision by e-mail.

Step 2: Admission decision

If your Bachelor’s application is successful, you will receive an official letter with the decision from International Student Admissions. If you applied for more than one programme, you will receive a separate decision for each programme.

Make sure to read this letter, the accompanying email and any other attachments thoroughly.

  • If your offer is conditional, you have not yet met all entry requirements of your chosen programme. Your letter of conditional admission will detail the requirements and the deadline by which to meet all your conditions.
  • If your offer is unconditional to a limited enrolment or selective programme, you have met all entry requirements of your chosen programme. You will be able to officially enroll if you are selected by the programme.
  • If your offer is unconditional to an open enrolment programme, you have met all entry requirements of your chosen programme and you can officially enroll in the Bachelor’s programme.

Conditions of admission

A letter of conditional acceptance may contain one or more of the following conditions:

Step 3: Accepting your offer

When you receive a letter of conditional admission, you will be asked to accept your offer. By accepting the offer, you reserve your place in the Bachelor’s programme. You can already accept the offer, even if you have yet to fulfill the conditions of admission.

Step 4: Applying for a visa and/or residence permit


If you require a visa and/or residence permit to study in the Netherlands, our visa department will contact you directly. You will receive detailed information about how to submit your application, the documents you need to arrange and payment instructions for the visa/residence permit and tuition fee.

Practical matters

After receiving your admission offer, we will send additional information about finding housing, paying your tuition fees, course registration and orientation programme. You can already read about many of these topics on our Welcome to Utrecht page.