If you are staying in the Netherlands for more than four months to study, you need to register in the Municipal Personal Records Database at the Burgerzaken (civic registration) department of your city of residence. If you live in Utrecht, this is located at Burgerzaken, Stadsplateau 1, Utrecht, in Google Maps.
Make an appointment before visiting the municipality
You can visit by appointment only. You can plan your visit using the online appointment module set up by the civic registration department at the municipality (in Dutch: Burgerzaken). You need to plan your appointment as soon as possible after your arrival in the Netherlands. Please note that your rental contract needs to be valid at the time of your appointment and that you need to bring a signed copy. See the Utrecht Region website for more information about how to register as a new student and how to make an appointment.