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.
The university expenses consist of:
- Tuition fees.
- Research fees.
- Living expenses.
Total Costs Study
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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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.
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.
How to open a bank account: the ABN AMRO bank.