As a student in the Netherlands you will pay an annual tuition fee.
Which fee you pay depends on your nationality, your degree programme and your mode of study (full-time or part-time). To check which fee you have to pay, you can use our tuition fee calculator, and/or visit our information page about tuition fees.
Apart from the tuition fee, there are costs for books and other study materials. These costs vary per study programme, and range from approximately €200 to €800 per year.
If you want to study in Amsterdam, expect to spend between €900 and €1,500 per month on living expenses. This includes rent but not tuition fees.
As a non-EU Bachelor’s student, you can apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship. There are also other sources of financial aid for both Dutch and international students.
We aim to attract the world’s brightest students to our international classrooms. Therefore, outstanding students from outside the EU can apply for the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship. The value of the scholarship is €6,000 per year (a total of €18,000). A limited number of scholarships are available each year for non-EU students.
In certain cases it is possible for Dutch/EU students to receive a monthly student loan from the Dutch government (via DUO).