Please bear with me while I explain my clumsy situation in detail. I need to apply for a short-stay Schengen visa to The Netherlands. It is for study purposes (2 month internship), and the invitation letter from the Dutch university mentions dates as 15 June to 15 August. Whereas, my university in its no-objection certificate mentions it as 12 June to 15 August. This is because the dates were not exactly finalized when my university gave the letter.
Question 1: Would this slight mismatch be any problem?
Since I would be starting my program in the Dutch university on 15 June, I want to go a week in advance - to familiarize myself, and not waste any of the next 2 months in that!
Question 2: Can my visa get rejected because I intend to reach on 8 June, while the university letter mentions 15 June? How can I explain them my intention?
I am asking because I saw this question, where the German consulate was very particular about the dates.