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Tuition fees, cost of living and scholarships Master's programs

Here you will find the tuition fees for our Master's programs, an estimation of the cost of living in Tilburg, and the available scholarships for prospective international students.

Tuition fees

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.

More information on the tuition fees and rates

Estimated monthly costs of living

Besides the tuition fees, you will have living costs and other expenses. You will find life in Tilburg relatively inexpensive compared to life in other Dutch university cities, such as Amsterdam and Utrecht. The approximate cost of living is between € 715 and € 1,215 per month.

(Furnished) accommodation € 350 - 750 per month
Foods & Drinks € 200 - 300 per month
Books & Readers € 65 per month
Insurance € 100 per month
Sport membership + € 139.95 per year

Scholarships for prospective international students

Committed to financially supporting talented and motivated students, Tilburg University offers scholarships for both prospective and current students.

Please note that the number of scholarships is limited and mainly targeted at students with excellent study results. 

Overview scholarships

EEA students
  • IMMIT Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent EU students enrolling in the International Master in Management of IT (IMMIT) at Tilburg School of Economics and Management.
  • NN Future Matters Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent students from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain or Turkey enrolling in a Master's program in the field of finance, risk management, economics, data science or entrepreneurship at Tilburg University.
  • Deutsche Bildung Student Funding
    Student financing offer for students from Germany.

Non-EEA students: general scholarships
Chile
  • CONICYT Scholarship
    Scholarship available for Master and PhD candidates from Chile. Tilburg University offers an additional tuition waiver.
China
  • 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).
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship (China)
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) consists of a partial tuition fee waiver for outstanding Chinese students admitted to a one-year Master's program at Tilburg University. In addition, all OTS (China) beneficiaries will automatically receive the Holland Scholarship as a contribution to their living expenses.

Colombia
India
Indonesia
  • Tilburg - Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia
    Tuition waiver + € 5,000 (Holland Scholarship) for outstanding Indonesian students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • Beasiswa Unggulan Scholarship
    Scholarship for excellent Indonesian students enrolling in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at Tilburg University.
  • DIKTI PhD Scholarship
    Scholarship for Indonesian lecturers and education staff at Indonesian universities who will do a PhD at Tilburg University.
  • Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)
    The Indonesian Education Scholarship (BPI) for Master’s and PhD programs is a scholarship program funded by the Indonesian government and is managed by LPDP to finance higher education in Indonesian or overseas institutions.
Japan
  • NN Future Matters Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent students enrolling in a Master's program in the field of finance, risk management, economics, data science or entrepreneurship at Tilburg University.
Korea
Liberia
  • University of Liberia Scholarship
    Scholarship (tuition waiver + budget) for a maximum of four students/staff from the University of Liberia accepted for a one-year Master's program.
Mexico
  • FIDERH Scholarship
    Scholarship available for Mexican citizens, with a bachelor's degree, that have an unconditional offer for a Master or PhD.
  • Fundación Beca
    Scholarship for outstanding Mexican students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • FUNED Scholarship
    Scholarship for outstanding Mexican students enrolling in a Master's degree program at Tilburg University.
  • CONACYT-FUNED call
    CONACYT, the main scholarship provider in Mexico, published its CONACYT-Funed call for Master degrees. This year (2021) only programmes related to the health sector and medicine are eligible for these scholarships. At Tilburg University, the eligible programs are: Health, Wellbeing and Society; Health Humanities; Data Science and Society (track: Health). 
    • Deadlines: 2 March – 30 April 2021 (FUNED); 19 July – 30 July 2021 (Conacyt)
    • Benefits: FUNED (loan): Max. USD $15,000 / year; CONACYT (scholarship): Living costs - €1,090.00 / month, Tuition fee - MXN $76,800 (€3,000) / year, Insurance - USD $715 / year. 

Please note that Tilburg University does not manage the latter scholarship and the information on this page may not be up-to-date. You can find full and up-to-date information on the CONACYT website.

Russia
South Africa
Turkey
  • NN Future Matters Scholarships
    Scholarship for excellent students enrolling in a Master's program in the field of finance, risk management, economics, data science or entrepreneurship at Tilburg University.
  • Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme
    Full scholarship for excellent students enrolling in a Master's program at Tilburg University.
Vietnam

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 studies.

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