You must make an appointment with your municipality as soon as possible after arriving in the Netherlands. This is compulsory for anyone who wishes to study here, even if you are from the EU. The registration process in s'Hertogenbosch is very well-arranged. Your educational institution will send you an email explaining the steps you have to go through. To make it easy for you, we’ll explain it once more over here.
Your educational institution posseses a special link to the municipality website and will share this with you in due time. Make sure you use this specific link, because it will save you a lot of time and effort in your registration proces. When accessing the link you will be asked to fill in a form and to upload your rental contract. Once you've send these documents, the municipality will invite you for a short appointment at city hall to check your identity. Shortly after, you will receive your BSN, and you will be ready to continue arranging all services you want and need.
Why do we work together?
A lot of international students come to 's-Hertogenbosch to study at Avans Hogeschool, Fontys and HAS Hogeschool. The municipality of Den Bosch and International Student Services are trying to help the integration process of these international students. Clear information is critical to reach this. As we explained in Formalities, signing up in your municipality and getting a Citizen Services Number (BSN in Dutch) is of great importance. BSN is used on all legal documents here in the Netherlands. Having a BSN allows you to arrange other important things, like opening a Dutch bank account. Above we explain how you can get your BSN in s'Hertogenbosch; please follow the instructions carefully.