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Estimated living expenses

Living and Accommodation Expenses

Approximately € 500 in cash will be enough to cover any (regular) expenses during the first few days. Students arriving in the Netherlands at Schiphol Airport can get a train from the airport to Groningen every 30 minutes (from the airport to Groningen takes about 2 ½ hours).

A one-way second-class train ticket from Schiphol to Groningen costs approx. € 25.

This website provides a rough estimate of the costs of various aspects of student life in Groningen. Your general daily expenses include food, books, clothes, public transportation, and leisurely activities. You will also need to take into consideration the costs of housing and insurance. However, experience shows that students will spend on average €800-1.000 per month, not including tuition costs. The estimates do not include unforeseen costs and should be used as a general indication of the costs of living in the Netherlands.

With regard to housing, the price of a room will depend on its location, its size, how many people you share the facilities (bathroom, kitchen) with and the general quality of the building. Start looking for rooms as soon as you can to get the best deals. On average students spend about € 350-650 per month on rent (incl. energy and other costs, for example ISP bills, excl. administration costs and security deposit of approximately 1 month rent).

Exchange students are not required to pay tuition fees.

Non-EU/EEA students: The overview above is an indication of living expenses. For your MVV and/or residence permit application we have to check if you meet the living money standard as it is set by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). The applicable amount may therefore vary from this overview. Please note that tuition fees are not included in the IND living money standard.

Last modified:07 June 2022 2.38 p.m.