Guide to waiting time for study permits

In order to tell you how long you have to wait for an answer to your application for a study permit, we ask you to answer two questions.  

The information on this page is personalised for

What type of study permit have you applied for?: university college or university

What type of application have you submitted?

Please choose whether you have applied for the first time, applied for a renewal or appealed. 

Information for you who are going to study at a university or university college

If you begin your studies in August

Unfortunately, we are not able to tell you exactly when we will process your application, but if you hand in your application the police, embassy, consulate or Visa Application Centre before 1 July, we will process your application before 15 August.

If you hand in your application after July 1, we will still try to process your application before 15 August.

As soon as we have processed your application, we will notify you.

This information was last updated on 13 May 2019. It will be updated again on 18 June.

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