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 tuition fee
In 2021-2022 the statutory fee amounts to*:
- € 2,168 for a full-time study programme
* Attention: The Dutch government has decided to provide a discount on the tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022.
- EU/EEA, Swiss and Surinamese students receive a 50% discount on their tuition fees, applicable to both full-time and part-time students.
- From € 2,168 to € 1,084
- All other non-EU/EEA students receive a 1084 euros discount on their tuition fees, applicable to both full-time students.
- From € 12,000 to € 10,916
Institutional tuition fee
Some students need to pay the institutional tuition fee. This includes students who already have a master's degree and students outside of EEA countries. For the River Delta Development Master’s programme, this amount has been set at € 12,000 for the entire Master's programme.
Student grant and loans of Lifelong Learning credit
If you qualify for standard student funding (loans, supplementary grants, and/or student travel passes), you can request these from DUO.
If you are no longer eligible for student funding, then you can still utilise the Lifelong Learning Credit to borrow money to pay the tuition fee, under the following conditions. You can request the Lifelong Learning Credit for the duration of the degree programme in which you are participating.
Are you paying the statutory tuition fee for your degree programme? If so, that is the amount that you can borrow each year. Are you paying the institutional tuition fee? If so, then you can borrow the amount of the statutory tuition fee up to five times per year. In the latter case, you have to provide a statement from the educational institution along with your request for the Lifelong Learning Credit, which indicates the amount of the institutional tuition fee.
The Lifelong Learning Credit can be requested from DUO. More information can be found on this government site. You can request that the tuition fee/course fee statement (the statement that you need if you have to pay the institutional tuition fee) be filled in and signed by the HZ student office by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If desired, the universities of applied sciences will assist you in arranging on-site housing. This may be done by providing the housing itself or by helping you get in touch with parties that can provide housing.
How can I find a room in Middelburg?
Villex will be able to help you. Accommodation varies from rooms in student houses to studio apartments and apartments ranging in size from small to large, furnished or unfurnished, single units (where you live by yourself) or apartments that you share with others. Room prices range from €220 to €600 (for a house). Most rooms are located in the city centre or near the city centre. Please let Villex know you’ve enrolled for the master’s programme River Delta Development.
How can I find a room in Velp?
Van Hall Larenstein has made agreements with a number of local lessors about furnished rooms in student houses in Velp and Arnhem. With this arrangement, you will have your own room and share the bathroom, kitchen and washing machine with other (international) students. These furnished rooms cost €380 - €450 a month. Do you wish to use this facility? Then send an e-mail to email@example.com and indicate that you have registered for the River Delta Development master.
Would you prefer to search a room yourself? Then take a look at the Study in Arnhem website.
How can I find a room in Rotterdam?
Finding accommodation in Rotterdam is usually easier than in Utrecht, Amsterdam or other cities with a large student population. You do however need to start your search early! Be smart and try to arrange this as soon as your application has been accepted. Prices vary, starting at around €300 per calendar month. Depending on size, location, housing preferences, etc. this may vary significantly. Rotterdam is surrounded by several smaller towns and cities which can offer an excellent alternative, all of which are well connected by public transport to Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Check the housing website of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) for all possibilities for (international) students, such as short stay accommodation (SSH) and alternate options for housing.