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Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

When you wish to study at Tilburg University, you must pay a tuition fee. Tuition fees cover the cost of lectures and facilities provided by the university, such as the extensive university library, Wi-Fi on campus, and symposia and other meetings.

Tuition fees at Tilburg University are always for one full academic year.

Tilburg University receives state funding for students with European Economic Aera (EEA) citizenship. Therefore students who are EEA citizens pay lower tuition fees than students who are non-EEA citizens. In addition, when you have obtained a previous Bachelor's diploma in the Netherlands, different rules apply as well. The Dutch Ministry of Education determines these general rules and regulations.

Two different rates

There are two different tuition fee rates: the statutory rate and the institutional rate. It depends on your nationality and previous education which rate applies.

    Statutory rate
    Institutional rate

    Halve higher education tuition fees for first-year students

    The Dutch government wants to halve tuition fees for first-year students in higher education from 2018/2019 academic year. More information is available on the Dutch Government website.


    Monthly cost of living

    Living in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. An indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books, and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle:

    Housing € 460
    Everyday expenses € 300
    Study materials € 65
    Insurances € 40