How to prepare financially for studying in the Netherlands

By Dutch law every student from abroad - including EU/EEA-countries - who resides in the Netherlands, is required to have sufficient financial means to pay for their studies and stay.

Students who require a residence permit for study must be able to submit proof to the Dutch immigration office (IND) every year that they have an amount of at minimum € 921,17 (amount of 2021) per month to pay for their studies and stay. Be aware however that this amount by far will not cover all costs: think for instance of your tuition fee (please click here to see the current rates). Also be aware that housing costs in Amsterdam can be signifcantly high. 

Students from EU/EEA countries do not have to submit financial documents, but they should have sufficient financial means to pay for their studies and stay as well.

Visa / permits
More info about visa and residence permits procedures

Housing
Housing in Amsterdam is very problematic and rents can be significantly high. Be aware that the school cannot help you financially, apart from some very limited possibilities like a Holland scholarship (for non EU-students).

See also this page for all aspects of (preparing) your stay in the Netherlands.

Estimation of costs

  Estimation Minimum Maximum
NON-EU Tuition fee €5390 €5360
  Visa € 292 € 292
  Housing € 4.800 € 12.000
  Food, clothes, haircut € 4.500 € 8.000
  Health/liability insurance € 1.100 € 1.300
  Leisure ? ?
  Instrument (Insurance) ? ?
    € 16.052€ 26.952
  Estimation Minimum Maximum
EU Tuition fee € 2.209 € 2.209
  Housing € 4.800 € 12.000
  Food, clothes, haircut € 4.500 € 8.000
  Health/liability insurance € 1.100 € 1.300
  Leisure ? ?
  Instrument (Insurance) ? ?
    € 12.609€ 23.509
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