Costs

Tuition fee, costs of living and other study costs

What are the costs for studying at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences? You can find more information below for an overview of the financial aspect of studying at our institution.

Tuition fee

Being a student of higher education means paying a study fee per academic year. A distinction is made between the statutory tuition fee and the institutional tuition fee.

Statutory tuition fee

In 2018-2019 the statutory fee amounts to:

  • € 2,060 for a full-time study programme

Institutional tuition fee

Some students need to pay the institutional tuition fee. This includes students who already have a master's degree and students outside of EEA countries.

Please check the rates and exceptions (in Dutch) that apply to you, or use the tuition fee indicator (in Dutch).

EEA (European Economic Area) students

The following countries belong to this category: 

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The United Kingdom.

Students from Surinam will be charged the same fees as students from EEA countries.

Tuition fee for Refugees

Students who have been officially recognised by the UAF (the Foundation for Refugee Students) are required to pay the same tuition fees as EU/EEA students. Please contact CoIA for more information. 

Other study costs

For the purchase of books, readers and other materials we will publish the costs here when they are known.  

Student grant and loans of Lifelong Learning credit

If you qualify for standard student funding (loans, supplementary grants, and/or student travel passes), you can request these from DUO.

If you are no longer eligible for student funding, then you can still utilise the Lifelong Learning Credit to borrow money to pay the tuition fee, under the following conditions. You can request the Lifelong Learning Credit for the duration of the degree programme in which you are participating.

Are you paying the statutory tuition fee for your degree programme? If so, that is the amount that you can borrow each year. Are you paying the institutional tuition fee? If so, then you can borrow the amount of the statutory tuition fee up to five times per year. In the latter case, you have to provide a statement from the educational institution along with your request for the Lifelong Learning Credit, which indicates the amount of the institutional tuition fee.

The Lifelong Learning Credit can be requested from DUO. More information can be found on this government site. You can request that the tuition fee/course fee statement (the statement that you need if you have to pay the institutional tuition fee) be filled in and signed by the HZ student office by e-mailing deltaacademy@hz.nl.

Housing

If desired, the universities of applied sciences will assist you in arranging on-site housing. This may be done by providing the housing itself or by helping you get in touch with parties that can provide housing.

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