Fees and costs

Important!

Please note that we do not request our candidates any payment in advance for awarding a full Dutch scholarship. No full-scholarship recipients will be asked for visa expense payments. Please email us at courseinquiries@ihs.nl if you have any doubts about emails you have received on our behalf. All IHS emails, including staff, are official emails that follow the structure name[at]ihs[dot]nl.

Studying abroad is exciting, but it also involves costs that need to be covered in advance. Below is an overview of the fees and costs required to study at IHS. Please be aware that there can be other costs per individual case that are not mentioned below, such as (international) travel expenses, study materials, field visits, etc. 

Living costsAmount
Accommodation costs (rent) per month€500 - 700
Approximate living costs per month excl. rent (utilities costs, transportation and food)€500 - 600
Health insurance per month€55

Costs and fees per programme

Application & admission-related costs - Masters 2024 - 2025Amount
Tuition fee - 1 year€17,800
Health insurance - per month€55
Visa service package: Entry visa + 1-year residence permit €250

Deposit of living costs (for those who need to apply for a student visa & residence permit)

This deposit will be refunded monthly after the programme starts. A full sponsorship letter can serve as proof of living costs instead of sending the deposit in some cases. Please consult the Admissions office by sending your sponsorship letter for more advice. 

*Actual amount can change as the Immigration office increases the fee once a year. The amount of €1,220 has been updated from 1 January 2024

€14,640 (€1,220 per month) *
Cancellation fee (candidates who submit their tuition fees and then cancel their participation before the programme begins are subject to the following charges)

Cancellation and payment refund policy

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Notes:

1. Those who pay the master’s programme tuition fee before 15th May will benefit from an early-bird discount of €2,000 from the tuition fee. This will also guarantee a spot in the master’s programme (2024 intake).

Application & admission-related costs – Short Courses 2023 - 2024Amount
Tuition fee (if you are an EU participant, the VAT of 21% will apply. the stated tuition fee is excluding the VAT)see the course page
Health insurance - per month€ 55
Accommodation - per day (The actual amount can vary depending on the availability)€ 50 - € 100
Short term study visa (non-EU/EEA master students have to pay a fee to the Dutch Immigration Service/IND)Please consult your local Netherlands embassy for up to date visa cost information.
Cancellation fee (candidates who submit their tuition fees and then cancel their course participation before the course begins are subject to the following charges)

Cancellation and payment refund policy

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The following fees and costs apply to all PhD full-time researchers. The totals below reflect the costs of an individual completing research full-time at IHS for four years.

Application & admission-related costs - PhD 2023 - 2024Amount (per year)Additional information
Tuition fee for a 4-year trajectory€12,500 / per year

The fee is the same for EU and non-EU students.

What is not covered by tuition fee:

  • costs related to accommodation and living costs, including health insurance
  • costs related to fieldwork and travel, including flight tickets to and from your home country/ country of research
  • fieldwork materials

This is not an exclusive list. These costs are to be covered by the PhD student and are not included in the tuition fee.

PhD trajectory extension administration fee€2,150 per additional yearAn annual administration fee of €2,150 applies if you have not finished your PhD trajectory after four years, the agreed-upon end date, but stay enrolled and continue to receive supervision.
Health insuranceApprox. €60* per month

The PhD student arranges their own health insurance directly with the company and pays the invoice directly. IHS recommend two suppliers for researchers and PhD students, these are AON and Insure To Study. If you have any questions about health insurance, please email PhD_admin@ihs.nl after your place in our programme has been confirmed.

 

*cost can vary depending on your provider and needs.

FieldworkThe tuition fees do not contribute to the cost of fieldwork, and this will need to be covered by the PhD student/ researcher independently.
Entry visa + residence permit costs €210*

If you stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, you will need an MVV visa together with a residence permit. IHS PhD programme will apply for this visa for you from the Netherlands. 

*Actual amount can change as the Immigration office increases the fee twice a year on 1 January and 1 July.

Minimum monthly living costs required by the Dutch Immigration office

€1,509 singles* per month

€2,155* families per month 

If you need to apply for an MVV visa, you must provide proof of sufficient living costs by transferring the required living costs to IHS to support your visa application. The living costs will be refunded monthly after your visa has been approved and you are living in the Netherlands. 

For example, you come alone:

If you apply for a 1-year visa, you should transfer €18,108 (€1,509 x 12 months)

It is also possible to apply for a 4-year visa at once. In this case, you should transfer €72,432 (€1,509 x 48). 

full sponsorship letter can serve as proof of living costs instead of sending the deposit in some cases. Please consult the Admissions office by sending your sponsorship letter for more advice. 

Once you have been admitted into the Programme, our PhD Programme Administrator will contact you to discuss your options.

*Actual amount can change as the Immigration office increases the fee twice a year on 1 January and 1 July.

Cancellation fee (students who submit their tuition fees and then cancel their course participation before the programme begins are subject to the following charges)

Cancellation confirmed two months before start date: €450

Cancellation confirmed less than two months before start date: €900

 

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