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.

    Tuition fee for September and February intake

      February Intake 2024 September intake 2024
    Statutory fee € 2,314 € 2,530
    Institutional fee € 12,688 € 13,872

    Under certain conditions you are eligible for the statutory tuition fee. Please check the rules and rates (information in English available at the end of the page). Some students need to pay the institutional tuition fee. This includes students who already have a master degree and students from non-EEA countries. Please check the rules and rates (information in English available at the end of the page).

    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 and Switzerland.

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

    February intake

    Payment and enrolment procedures

    If you start with your Master programme in February, you are starting in the middle of the current academic year (the academic year officially runs from 1 September until 31 August).

    Please note that you will need to arrange the payment of the tuition fee for your one-year Master programme twice. The procedure is as follows.

    Step 1: Payment academic year 2023-2024

    • You pay the tuition fee for the period 1 February - 31 August.

    Step 2: Payment and enrolment academic year 2024-2025

    • Re-enrolment (through Studielink) for the academic year 2023 – 2024 is necessary in order to continue with your Master programme and graduation.
    • After arranging your re-enrolment, you must arrange the payment of the tuition fee (through Studielink) for the entire academic year (1 September 2023 - 31 August 2024).

    Facts about re-enrolment

    • You do not have to pay your tuition fee all at once. You can choose to pay the tuition fee in five instalments. For this payment option you will be charged an administration fee per academic year.
    • Only after you have arranged the re-enrolment and payment, you will be officially enrolled as a student for the next academic year.
    • * After graduation, the finance department will determine whether you are eligible for a refund of any overpaid tuition fees.

    Costs of living

    What does it cost to study in Rotterdam?

    To cover your living expenses, such as housing, food, insurance and transportation you should expect to spend approximately € 1000 - € 1,400 a month, excluding your tuition fee.

    The costs are roughly as follows:

      Costs per month
    Accommodation € 475 - € 1000 
    Food € 250
    Going out € 130 - € 150
    Telephone € 15 - € 35
    Insurance € 60 - € 140 
    Sports € 25 - € 50
    Public transportation* € 60 - € 100

    *€ 4,50 for a 2 hrs ticket

    Other study costs

    For the purchase of books, readers and other materials you can expect to pay between € 300 and € 750 per year.