Tuition fees, scholarships and study costs

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the academic year 2013-2014 is:

  • EU/EEA students € 1,835 per year
  • non-EU/EEA students € 12,000 per year
    The tuition fees for the 2014-2015 academic year have not yet been determined. New information will be published here as soon as it is available.


Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship

For highly talented prospective non- EU students  with an excellent academic record and involvement in extracurricular activities,  the University of Amsterdam offers the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship(AES). If you belong to the top 10% of your class, have a high English proficiency test score and are involved in extracurricular activities, you can apply for the AES. The AES programme is highly selective and only awarded to candidates who have both been (provisionally) accepted for the master’s programme and selected by the AES selection committee.
The deadline for application closed on 15 January 2014.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship (AMS) 

The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.  A limited number of AMS scholarships is available for non-EEA students in the Master's programmes. Last year the top 15 percent of non-EEA MSc students was awarded a €12,000 Amsterdam Merit Scholarship. In addition, three Early Bird AMS schoarships were awarded of €18,000 each.
The deadline for this scholarship is the same as the application deadline: 1 April 2014.
Please ensure that you have checked the regulations for this scholarship and apply via our digital application form Embark.

Ahold Scholarship Programme 

Ahold, an international food retailing group based in the Netherlands offers scholarships for non-EU students in the MSc Accountancy and Control programme. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record and have special interest in retail and the intention to work and live in the USA or Europe after graduation. All non-EU applicants accepted to the MSc Accountancy and Control programme will receive supplementary information on this scholarship.
Please ensure that you have checked the regulations for this scholarship and apply via our digital application form Embark.

Other Scholarships

  • The Dutch Ministry of Education and Sciences offers scholarships covering costs of living expenses within the framework of cultural agreements between the Netherlands and other countries. Information is available from the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country or via Grantfinder and the Nuffic.
  • In certain cases it is possible for EU students to receive a monthly studentgrant from the Dutch government (i.e. DUO-IB Group). Please check their website for further information.
  • You can also contact the Ministry for Higher Education in your own country. There may be funds or foundations available for students planning to study abroad.

Orange Tulip Scholarship.

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) has decided to join the Orange Tulip Scholarship for non-EU students, awarded by the Nuffic NESO, in several selected countries. This year the Orange Tulip Scholarship will be open for Mexican, Brazilian, Indonesian and South Korean applicants for the Master progammes of the FEB. For more information:

Orange Tulip Scholarship Mexico

Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia

Orange Tulip Scholarship Brazil

Orange Tulip Scholarship South Korea

Study costs 

While in Amsterdam students should expect to spend between €950 and €1,400 per month on living expenses. This does not include tuition fees. These expenses roughly break down as follows:

  • Accommodation: €375 - €600  per month
  • Living expenses: €400 - €500 per month
  • Insurance: €40-€100 per month
  • Books: €50-€100 per month
  • Public transport: €70 - €100 per month maximum (more if you live outside Amsterdam)


Published by  Economics & Business

11 March 2014