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Residence permit

As an EU/EER and Swiss citizen you do not need a residence permit or registration sticker to stay in the Netherlands. If you wish to stay more than 4 months you only need to register with the Gemeente where you are living (please see section Registration at the gemeente Nijmegen).

If you are a non-EU citizen and you wish to reside and work in the Netherlands for more than 3 months, you require a residence permit.

For most scientific positions, our Institute has a special agreement with the IND, which allows us to employ scientists faster. For those scientists we can request a special researcher residence/work permit.

If this is applicable to you, Operations will inform you and arrange the necessary residence permit procedures for you.

The following links will give you very useful information regarding residence in the Netherlands and in the city of Nijmegen:

Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND)

Euraxess the Netherlands

Just landed - Netherlands

Expatdesk Nijmegen

Nuffic (very interesting for PhD-students)

 If you have any questions or need help, please contact Angela Heuts in Operations (

Last checked 2017-12-27 by Angela Heuts
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This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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