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 fee € 2,084
    Institutional fee € 11,450

    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.

    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.