Studying in the Netherlands - Tuition Fees and Funding Costs and funding

Are you considering studying abroad, to expand your horizons, explore a new country or encounter a new culture? Then the Netherlands might be your perfect international study destination. Get a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in an internationally acclaimed environment, where, teaching is open and informal, based on sharing debates for new insights.

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But how much will a degree cost in the Netherlands?

1. University tuition fees in the Netherlands

As all around most of Europe, Dutch universities have implemented tuition fees for EU/EEA students. The annual tuition fees for a degree programme or course at a Dutch university start at approximately 1,900 EUR/year for EU students.

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The tuition for programmes and courses for non-EU students are generally higher.

Average tuition fees EU/EEA students
  • Bachelor programmes: between 700 – 1,950 EUR/year
  • Master programmes: between 2,000 and 5,000 EUR/year
Average tuition fees non-EU/EEA students
  • Bachelor programmes: between 6,000 – 12,000 EUR/year
  • Master programmes: between 8,000 – 20,000 EUR/year
Maximum costs for a degree in the Netherlands
  • Bachelor’s programmes: 17,000 EUR/year
  • Master’s programmes: 30,000 EUR/year

You’re more likely to encounter higher costs at private Dutch universities.

Most affordable Dutch universities

Check examples of Dutch universities with affordable tuition fees:

Tuition fees at top-ranked Dutch universities

Here is a list of average tuition fees at the top-ranked Dutch universities:

2. Scholarships and funding options in the Netherlands

Find scholarships, grants, student loans as well as rent subsidies and support for your health insurance during your study abroad experience in the Netherlands.

Search through over 100 scholarships offered in the Netherlands.

Ready to study in the Netherlands?

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Pay close attention to the Dutch students visa requirements if you are not from the EU/EEA which costs 317 EUR. Here is some visa info based on your country of origin: reg button 1.jpg

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