Affordable Universities in the Netherlands in 2023

The Netherlands is one of the most popular European destinations for students who want to complete an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s abroad.

And while Dutch universities have reasonable tuition fees and policies, sometimes costs can add up and exceed a student’s budget. That’s why we’ve decided to find some of the most affordable universities in the Netherlands.

Find cheap Bachelors in the Netherlands

What you need to know about tuition fees in the Netherlands

Here are a few things to keep in mind about tuition costs and paying tuition at Dutch universities:

  • Students from the EU/EEA, Switzerland and Surinam enjoy lower tuition while studying in the Netherlands.
  • Tuition fees listed in this article generally only apply to EU/EEA students.
  • Non-EU students usually have to pay higher tuition fees (between 6,000 and 20,000 EUR per academic year), but there are some cases where they can pay the same amount as an EU student.
  • Non-EU students can find tuition fees that apply to them by clicking on the university link and exploring programmes offered by the institution.
  • We’ve created these lists based on the programmes and higher education institutions on Mastersportal and Bachelorsportal. This means the lists don’t feature every single university. You might be able to find other affordable degrees or universities in the Netherlands.
  • Universities can add or remove programmes periodically. If a university on these lists no longer offers an affordable degree, simply use the filters on our portals to find other universities that do.

Learn more about tuition and living costs in the Netherlands.

Affordable universities in the Netherlands offering Bachelor’s degrees

Affordable universities in the Netherlands offering Master’s degrees

Find cheap Masters in the Netherlands

Scholarships for international students in the Netherlands

Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, student loans or even rent subsidies. These are offered by the Dutch government, public universities, or other private organisations.

You can use Scholarshipportal to find other funding opportunities or apply for our own scholarship, the International Distinction Awards.

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