Cost of living

The cost of living is the main expense involved in studying in the Netherlands. But even here, the costs are unlikely to be higher than those involved in studying in the United Kingdom. Some cities are obviously more expensive than others, with Amsterdam being the most expensive destination.

The Dutch university year lasts roughly from 1st September to 30th June although students on one-year Masters programmes can expect to study for a full 12 months and need to budget accordingly. Two-year Masters programmes will typically follow the standard academic year.

Rent   €325-500
Food, Groceries etc   €180
Tuition   €184
Study Materials   €50
Insurance   €50
Clothes, Entertainment   €100
Total   €889 (c.£760)

About Study In Holland is an information service designed to assist British and Irish students in pursuing their university education in the Netherlands.

We have extensive knowledge of English-taught degrees in Holland and we also work with careers advisory services. is owned by A Star Future Ltd and is not affiliated with the Dutch government.