The annual tuition fee depends on a student’s nationality, official living address and study background. As the fee can differ slightly per year, it is announced in the Spring (latest update: November 5, 2018).
Tuition fee 2018-2019
For EU/EEA students (who apply for their first master course in the Netherlands), the annual tuition fee for the full-time course in 2018-19 is 2060 Euros. The annual tuition fee for the part-time course is 1700 Euros.
EU/EEA countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland.
Accepted EU/EEA students should have an official living address in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or one of the German states Bremen, Niedersachsen or Nordrhein-Westfalen. If this is not the case, then students will be charged for 10.325 Euros for the annual tuition fee.
For non-EU/EEA students, the annual tuition fee for the full-time course differs from EU/EEA students. The fee for the full-time course in 2018-19 is 10.325 Euros.
Students who have already completed a Masters programme in the Netherlands, pay a higher tuition fee for their second Master. This applies to Dutch, European and Non-European students. The amount of the annual fee for 2018-19 in this case is 10.325 Euros.
Students with a Dutch bank account, or a bank account in the SEPA area can pay the fee in terms.
Tuition fee deadline
The final deadline for the payment of tuition fees is August 30. Beyond this deadline, students can not be officially registered with Rotterdam University and the Dutch Ministry of Education, which has consequences for both the student’s grant possibilities and the programme’s funding.
Non-EU students who need to apply for entry visa to be able to study in the Netherlands must pay their fees and provide proof that they have sufficient funding to live and study in the Netherlands before June 15.
Our course is recognised and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, and students are therefore eligible to national or international study grants.
Students can check the grantfinder of the Study in Holland website to see if they can apply for a scholarship or grant in the Netherlands. We also advise students to turn to scholarship programmes in their home country.
Dutch students may qualify for ‘studiefinanciering’ via the DUO – Informatie Beheer Groep (DUO-IBG). See their DUO website for further details.
Firstly, international students depend on the study grants offered in their home countries for financial support. Enquire in your own country about possible scholarships within the context of cultural agreements.
In some cases, international students may be eligible for grants supplied by the Dutch government. These grants are provided via the ‘DUO-Informatie Beheer Groep’ (DUO-IBG), a centralised bureau that is responsible for all Dutch study grants. Please check their website for more information.