If you are going to study in the Netherlands as a foreign student, you may need to apply for a visa before arrival and/or a residence permit after arrival. Whether or not you need these documents depends on your purpose of stay, the length of your stay and your nationality.
International students in The Netherlands are required by law to have adequate health insurance. Having adequate health insurance is mandatory for obtaining a residence permit. Furthermore international students are strongly advised to have third party liability insurance.
Please note that if you need a residence permit to legally stay in the Netherlands, you will need to provide proof that you are financially able to cover expenses during the whole period of stay. Rates are fixed by the Dutch Immigration Department (IND).