Are you considering studying abroad, to expand your horizons, explore a new country or encounter a new culture? Then the Netherlands is your perfect destination. This English-speaking country, with open-minded, friendly and tolerant people, invites you to obtain a Bachelor's or a Master's Degree in an internationally acclaimed environment. Here, teaching is open and informal, based on sharing debates for new insights, offering high-quality education and research opportunities.
As all around Europe, Dutch universities have implemented tuition fees for EU/EEA students, regardless of their nationality. The annual tuition fees for a degree programme or course at a Dutch higher education institution start at approximately 1,700 for EU students. The costs of programmes and courses for non-EU students are generally higher. The average tuition fee for them for Bachelor programmes lies between 6,000 and 12,000, whereas the costs for a Master is between 8,000 and 20,000. There's a detailed website with more detailed information if needed.
The Netherlands is one of the European countries in which all students pay fees, as mentioned in a report on National Student Fee and Support system, published by the EU. In order to give students facing economic challenges the opportunity to study in well-respected Dutch universities, a system of financial support has been implemented, under the form of StudentGrants or Tuition fee loans. Other financial funding concern rent support (Huurtoeslag) or support for your health insurance/care insurance (Zorgtoeslag).
Besides the tuition fees, also living costs are an important aspect when it comes to choosing the Netherlands for your studies. Your daily expenses include food, accommodation, insurance, public transport, books, clothes, and leisure activities. Students living and studying in the Netherlands for one year spend 800 - 1,100 EUR/month. Student accommodation: 350-600 EUR per month. The average student living alone pays around 170 EUR/month for food.