Finance and Funding

The following fees apply to all PhD researchers:

Registration fee €115 To be paid on registration.
Contribution to costs of PhD defence €1,600 To be paid upon receipt of an invoice once ISS starts the arrangements for the public defence.
Thesis printing costs If costs exceed €750 To be paid upon receipt of an invoice from ISS.
Health insurance approx. €2,000 for four years Health insurance premium paid to insurance company selected by ISS for PhD researchers. To be paid upon receipt of an invoice from ISS.
Immigration fees €311 pp To be paid for him/her self plus for family members accompanying the researcher to the Netherlands. To be paid upon receipt of an invoice from ISS.

On top of these fees, the PhD researcher must pay all other costs related to the PhD programme him/herself, including the costs of living in the Netherlands (an amount of €1,160 per month serves a reference), the field research costs, air fares to and from the Netherlands and study materials.

Before starting the PhD trajectory, all PhD researchers must show that they have sufficient funds to pay for the costs of the PhD programme and can show proof of availability of funds to acquire a Dutch residence permit.

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to fund the PhD trajectory. Take a look at the ISS Funding and Scholarships page.