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Code of conduct international student

The Code of conduct is a joint initiative of the Dutch government and higher educational institutions. It contains agreements which the institutions of higher education have developed to regulate the relationship with international students. The regulations are – for example – about the provision of information to international students and the minimum (language) requirements for admission to an institution of higher education. The 'Code of Conduct International Student in Dutch Higher Education' came into effect in 2006 and was revised in 2017. 

According to Dutch immigration law, inclusion of an institution in the register of the Code of conduct is a precondition for attracting international students from outside the EU.

The Rules and regulations, which also can be found on this website, are an integral part of the Code of conduct. In this document the competences of the National Commission are specified and it also contains provisions for the complaints procedure.

Video explanation of Code of conduct

The video below explains what the Code of Conduct in general means.

Video explanation of complaint procedure

In this video the complaint procedure is explained step by step. It describes who can lodge a complaint at the National Commission, when they can do so and why they would.