Verification process

After submission we will check if your file is complete and if the scans are clear and legible. If this is not the case, we will email you. We can only start the verification process when your file is complete.

We typically need between four and five weeks to assess your application. During the winter/summer holiday period, this may take longer (up to two months).

Track the status of your application

You can check the progress of your application in your account in NCAS.

The Certificate

When your Nuffic Certificate is ready we will send you and the Dutch higher education institution a confirmation email. Please also check the spam folder of your mailbox.


If you have any questions, first check the FAQ section in NCAS (login required). If your question is not answered in the FAQs, get in touch (in English) via the online contact form.

You may also call us on +31 70 4 260 260. If you are in China, remember that you are six hours ahead of the Netherlands (and seven hours in winter).

last modified May 22, 2017 11:02 AM