PhD Finance and Funding

Current facets (Pre-Master)

The following fees apply to all PhD researchers:

Registration fee

€115

To be paid on registration.
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

€192 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 €1,185 per month serves a reference), 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.

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