I am exposing here all my situation, since I don't find all the information to fill all doubts. I hope you can help because it's very confusing.
I'm from Mexico and I am traveling to do a Master degree in Europe.
I'm admitted to a program but I'm still waiting for the response of a scholarship.
I have to go to the Netherlands for 3 weeks in August, then for one year to Austria (starting in September).
The university in Austria asked me to apply for the residence permit (special cases of gainful employment) but since I still don't have the scholarship, I can't apply for the visa.
What they told me is if I get a Visa D+C, I could apply for the other visa, once I get there.
Can I ask for Type D+C visa for over 6 months?
Can I go as a tourist to the Netherlands (for 3 weeks) in August after I get the type D+C for Austria?
Thanks a lot for any help you can give me