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: May 9, 2019).
Tuition fee 2019-2020
For EU/EEA students (who apply for their first master course in the Netherlands), the annual tuition fee for the full-time course in 2019-20 is 2083 Euros. The annual tuition fee for the part-time course in 2019-20 is 1720 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 10.440 Euros for the annual tuition fee.
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.
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 2019-20 is 10.440 Euros.
Non EU first year students cannot pay the tuition fee in instalments.
In order for NON EU citizens to receive their entry visa and/or Dutch residence permit, these students need to prove that they have sufficient funds to finance their stay. The IND (Dutch immigration office) has set this amount at 883 Euros per month for 12 months (10.596 Euros).
The costs of the visa and residence permit application is 171 Euros.
NON EU citizens have to transfer the entire amount of above listed costs (21,207 Euros*) into the Hogeschool bank account before their visa and residence permit can be applied for.
This transfer will need to be done before June 15th and can be paid through a foreign bank account or credit card. All cost of living expanses will be refunded into the students’ Dutch bank account after their arrival in the Netherlands and opening of a Dutch bank account. Before you can open a bank account you need to be registered in the Municipality in the Netherlands. You have a period of 6 weeks to show your registration.
Students will receive the amount back within 3 to 6 weeks after the start of the academic year (September 1st).
The only exceptions are when the student is already living in Holland with a residence permit and / or receiving scholarship[s]. Should this be the case the procedure will be different and handled individually. Team Student Support from the Centre of International Affairs (COiA) will contact you about the visa procedure.
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 2019-20 in this case is 10.440 Euros.
Students with a Dutch bank account, or a bank account in the SEPA area can pay the fee in terms.
Tuition fee Deadlines
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 15th.
The EU final deadline for the payment of tuition fees is August 31. 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.
Missing this payment deadline may result in the cancellation of your registration and termination of your studies.
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.
* Please note that the above listed tuition fees are from 2019-2020 and readjusted yearly. Fees can average an increase ranging between € 75,00 – € 250,00. The tuition fees for 2020 – 2021 will be set in May. Any questions related to tuition and payment issues can be addressed to SSC collegegeld /tuition fees (SSCfirstname.lastname@example.org ).