Fees and Costs

Tuition fees

Our MA tuition fee is € 19,000* (for PhD fees, please go to our PhD Finance and Funding page)

*The fees for visa and health insurance are not included in the tuition fee for the MA programme (see the Financial Overview below).
* The fees are the same for EU and non-EU students.

To take an MA course as auditor will cost you €250,- per ECTS credit. Have a look at the table below for an indication of other fees and costs.

Financial Overview: MA in Development Studies 2024-2025

Tuition fee (in total)€ 19,000
Immigration fees*€    210
Health insurance premium incl. administration costs**€    910

Living expenses for the duration of the programme, in accordance with the basic

standard of living in the Netherlands (€ 975 per person per month) for 16 months***

€ 15,600

Total costs

€ 35,720

* Not for EU residents.
**Please note that health insurance is obligatory under Dutch law. ISS arranges insurance for all its students, unless you can prove that you have your own insurance with world coverage.
***This amount is requested by the IND to apply for a visaHowever, due to inflation, we strongly advise you to take into consideration that your monthly living expenses may increase to approximately 
€ 1100/month.

Estimated Costs of Living

Due to inflation, the costs of living have risen to approximately € 1100/month, based on a moderate standard of living for students in the Netherlands.

The biggest expenses are the accommodation costs which are approximately €550 -600/month. More information is available on the accommodation page.

Other costs include visa costs, immigration fees and any additional funds spent on the MA programme.

Students can download a detailed financial statement when they are notified of their acceptance at ISS. All fees must be paid before the start of the programme.

The amounts indicated here are for information purposes only and are not intended to be binding on ISS in any way. ISS reserves the right to change any fees or other costs without notice.

Need a print out of this overview? Download the document below.

Financial Overview 2024-2025

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