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Practical information

Financial matters

In the Netherlands, tuition fees have to be paid at all public Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. For the next academic year (2017/18), the tuition fees are €2006 (per student for two semesters). Fees for non-EU students vary. Please consult the website of the degree program your child is interested in for the exact amount per academic year.

Costs for books amount to approximately €250 per semester. We have calculated that students need about €650 - €750 to cover their monthly expenditures for rent, food and leisure.

Moreover, there is some specific information about the financial costs of German students.

Find out more about financial matters.

Visa and residence permit

Dutch immigration laws require all non-EU students to apply for an MVV visa and residence permit. The Information Services of the university will take care of this application once the student has been admitted.

Students who are required to have a residence permit, must show that they have sufficient financial means during their stay in The Netherlands. Students will be informed about the requirements once they've been admitted.


Most students live in shared apartments (so-called student houses) with other students which are rented privately. Finding a room can be difficult in the beginning and students should start looking actively about three months before the start of the semester in September. Prospective students are advised to look on a variety of different websites when searching due to the high demand for student rooms during this period of the year.

The Housing Office also provides furnished student rooms in dormitories for the first six or twelve months. These international student houses are distributed all over the city and living in one is considered a nice opportunity to meet fellow students from all over the world. Interested students should visit the website of the SSH to obtain more information on their room offers.

Find out more about housing opportunities.

Student services and facilities

We have student support services in place on all levels. Our students have the opportunity to consult, for example, the Student Service Centre if things do not work out as planned or if problems arise. Furthermore, also the teaching and counseling stuff is there to help your child with issues coming up during the studies.

Besides this, the University of Groningen offers several facilities such as NEXT or the ACLO. The ACLO, for instance, is the biggest student sports organization in the Netherlands. For a small sum you can make unlimited use of the ACLO facilities for a whole year.

Ben je een Nederlandse studiekiezer? Ga dan naar onze pagina's voor Nederlandse studenten.

Last modified:10 May 2021 10.52 a.m.