Student information

Finances & Insurance (Non EU/EFTA)

An important part of organising your university studies involves paying tuition fees and arranging your medical insurance. Below you will find information on financial matters including for example: tuition fees, eligibility for Dutch study financing, advice on health insurance with links to further sources of information.

Non-EU students who will open a Dutch bank account upon arrival, are strongly advised to bring a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or cash for the first month. Since it will take a few weeks before you receive the living allowance from the University on your Dutch bank account. You will need the credit card or cash to pay for rent, groceries, transportation, a bike and sometimes furniture, books or a phone card. You are advised to bring at least 300 euros, but preferably between 500 to 1000 euros.

Study expenses

The university expenses consist of:

  1. Tuition fees.
  2. Research fees.
  3. Living expenses.
  4. Insurance.

Total Costs Study

Study Grants

There are several options for acquiring fellowships that cover some or all of the costs of a study programme at Wageningen University. Nevertheless, the acquisition of a fellowship is often a lengthy process. Applicants should therefore contact possible donors at a very early stage.

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Research fee

For MSc students from Non European or EFTA countries a one time reservation of funds to cover research expenses during internship and/ or thesis is included in the overview of study expenses.

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Non-Dutch students must be adequately insured for medical expenses while staying in the Netherlands. This will be checked by the registration officials when you apply for a residence permit.

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Opening a Bank account

How to open a bank account: the ABN AMRO bank.

>> More about opening a bank account