Fees and scholarships

Taking care of your finances is an important part of student life. There are tuition fees, living costs and possible scholarships or student loans to consider.

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Your tuition fee at HU depends on a number of factors, for example your nationality. Want to know which fee applies to you? Check the tuition fee calculator.

Tuition fees

If you are enrolled at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, you need to pay a tuition fee. The payment of your tuition fee is arranged through Studielink.

Tuition fees may change year upon year, and no rights can be derived from the information below. Please go to the item tuition fees on this website in order to see how your fee is calculated. Curious about which fee applies to you? Check the tuition fee calculator or continue below.

Students from EU or EEA countries usually pay the legal tuition fee.

Type of programme Annual fee 
Full-time & work-study bachelor's and master's degree programmes € 2,060 
Part-time bachelor's degree programme € 1,800 
Part-time master's degree programme € 1,912 

Most non-EEA students pay the institutional tuition fee. 

Type of programme  Annual fee 
Full-time & work-study bachelor's and master's degree programmes  € 8,217
Part-time bachelor's degree programme  € 7.178 
Part-time master's degree programme  € 7.625 

Please note: Students who have a residence permit for a purpose other than study may qualify for the legal tuition fee and/or a loan from DUO. 

Living expenses and other costs

A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory. 

Additionally, you should budget approximately € 800 a year for books and other study materials, including your own laptop. For more details about your finances while living in the Netherlands, please refer to Study in Holland

As an international student, you are allowed a part-time job to support yourself. Please check Working in the Netherlands for details.

Study finance

The Dutch government encourages its people to pursue a higher education. To this end, they have issued a product called "Student Finance" – or "Stufi" for short – comprising four components: a regular loan, a student travel product, a supplementary grant and a tuition fee loan. You always have to pay back the loans. The student travel product and grant are converted into a gift if you graduate within ten years, otherwise you have to repay those as well.

As an international student, your eligibility depends on your nationality and residency status, your age and your chosen programme. If you think you meet the requirements, you can apply for Stufi.

Take your time going over the details, the Ministry for Education's DUO website can tell you all you need to know.

Scholarships

For students coming from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), there are several options for scholarships.

The Holland Scholarship is a € 5,000 scholarship aimed at non-EEA students starting their first year of higher education in the Netherlands. 

Check whether you are eligible and how to apply.

For non-EEA students in their second year of university or beyond, we offer two different scholarships, the HU Excellent Scholarship (HES) and the HU Talent Scholarship (HTS). Allocation depends on your previous results.

Check whether you're eligible and how you can apply today.

Besides the ones offered by HU, there are more scholarship opportunities out there.  

For an overview of all possible scholarships for the Netherlands, the following databases may be helpful: GrantFinder or ScholarshipPortal.

Want to know more?