Tuition fees, scholarships and cost of living

Here you will find information about:

Tuition fees academic year 2016-2017 (subject to change)

The main institutional rates for the academic year 2016-2017 are:

  • Bachelor's program € 8,300
  • Master's program € 14,000

The rates may be different per program, especially if you are granted a waiver. Read more information about the Tilburg University tuition fees.

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Scholarships for prospective international students

Tilburg University offers scholarships for both prospective and current students.

At Tilburg University we are committed to financially supporting talented and motivated students. Below you will find a short description and a link to various types of scholarships which can help you finance your studies at Tilburg University.

Please note that the number of scholarships are limited and mainly targeted at students with excellent study results. We therefore recommend you to carefully read the requirements and observe the deadlines.

Overview scholarships

EU/EEA and non-EEA students

  • TSB Scholarships
    Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a number of scholarships available for excellent non-EEA students who are admitted to a (Research) Master's program at Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB).
  • CentER Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent students enrolling in the Research Master in Economics or Business at CentER Graduate School.

EEA students

  • TSH Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent EEA students enrolling in a Master's program at Tilburg School of Humanities.
  • IMMIT Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent EU students enrolling in the International Master in Management of IT (IMMIT) at Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

Non-EEA students

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarships for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.
  • NFP Scholarship

    The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organizations in 51 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Prospective Bachelor's students

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences has 10 scholarships available for excellent international applicants starting the Bachelor’s program in Global Management of Social Issues in September 2016. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the qualifications and motivation of the candidates.

Brazil

Canada

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarships for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.
  • Liberation Scholarship
    Tilburg University is participating in the Liberation Scholarship Program to celebrate the long-standing historic ties between the two countries. The program is only meant for incoming exchange students from our Canadian partners. The Canadian partners will be informed by their contact person from Tilburg University about the selection procedure. If you are wishing to pursue your degree in Tilburg, it is not possible to apply for this scholarship.

China

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.

  • Tilburg - Orange Tulip Scholarship China
    Tuition waiver for outstanding Chinese students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
    Joint Scholarship Program for Chinese Master and PhD students, who will take a Master program or full PhD study or period of PhD dissertation research at Tilburg University.
  • China Scholarship Council (CSC)
    Top students from China are encouraged to study at Tilburg University through a scholarship program developed in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Chile

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.

  • Conicyt Scholarship
    Scholarship available for Master and PhD candidates from Chile. Tilburg University offers an additional tuition waiver.

Colombia

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.
  • COLFUTURO Scholarship
    Loan-scholarship available for Master and PhD candidates from Colombia. Tilburg University offers an additional tuition waiver.
  • Unidad de Conocimiento Scholarship
    Scholarship available for Master candidates from Colombia.
  • NFP Scholarship
    The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Ecuador

Indonesia

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.

  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.

  • Tilburg - Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia
    Tuition waiver for outstanding Indonesian students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • StuNed Scholarship
    Scholarship available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years of work experience in a development-related organization.
  • Beasiswa Unggulan Scholarship

    Scholarship for excellent Indonesian students enrolling in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at Tilburg University.

  • SPIRIT Scholarship
    Scholarship for staff of selected Indonesian government organizations enrolling in a Master’s or PhD program at Tilburg University.  
  • KOMINFO Scholarship
    Scholarship for Indonesian students enrolling in the master in Law and Technology or Communication and Information Sciences. Applicants should have minimum 2 years work experience.
  • DIKTI PhD Scholarship
    Scholarship for Indonesian lecturers and education staff at Indonesian universities who will do a PhD at Tilburg University.
  • NFP Scholarship
    The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Korea

Mexico

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.

  • Tilburg - Orange Tulip Scholarship Mexico
    Tuition waiver for outstanding Mexican students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • FIDERH Scholarship
    Scholarship available for Mexican citizens, with a bachelor's degree, that have an unconditional offer for a Master or PhD.

  • FUNED Scholarship
    Scholarship for outstanding Mexican students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.

Russia

South Africa

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • EUROSA + Scholarship
    Part of the Erasmus Mundus program, scholarships for students and researchers from South Africa who want to spend (part of) their studies at Tilburg University. The scholarship is available for a wide range of study fields. (Updated information for the 2015-2016 academic year will follow soon).
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.

  • NFP Scholarship
    The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Turkey

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.

  • Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme
    Scholarship program for Turkish students who want to to follow a Master's programs at Tilburg University. Minimum stay of 3 months required, maximum stay of 12 months, scholarship covers approximately all expenses. The scholarship is available for the following Masters::
    • Accountancy
    • Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • International Business Taxation
    • Sociology
    • Human Resource Studies
    • Organisation Studies
    • Communication and Information Studies
    • Management of Cultural Diversity
    • International Business Law
    • International and European Public Law
    • Victimology and Criminal Justice
    • Law and Technology
    • Public Governance
    • Labour Law and Employment Relations

Vietnam

  • Tilburg University Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent non-EU students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Holland Scholarship
    26 scholarships of 5,000 euro for excellent non-EU or EEA students enrolling in a (Research) Master's degree at Tilburg University.

  • Tilburg - Orange Tulip Scholarship Vietnam
    Tuition waiver for outstanding Vietnamese students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • NFP Scholarship
    The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Thailand

Other scholarships

  • More information on grants can be found at Grantfinder
  • Global Study Awards for both EEA and non-EEA students who have taken an IELTS test.
  • UAF Scholarship
    Scholarship available for refugees and asylum seekers who would like to pursue their study
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Estimated cost of living in Tilburg per year

Below is a general overview of your cost of living in Tilburg per year. The estimated costs can vary per person and also depend on your lifestyle. Please note that these figures are subject to change and that tuition fees are not included in this overview.

General overview

  • Accommodation: € 4,500 - € 5,700
  • Food: € 3,000
  • Books and readers: € 800
  • Health, liability and travel insurance fees: € 450 *
  • Immigration fee for visa and/or Residence Permit (if applicable): € 311 **

Total: € 8,750 - € 10,250

* Insurance premiums vary depending on your personal situation. Please check with the insurance companies for a specific quote AON or IPS.

** Depending on your nationality you might require an entry visa and/or Residence Permit.

Optional

  • A bicycle and lock: € 125
  • Sports card: € 120

Total: € 237

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