EU/EEA Citizens pay €2,006.00 per academic year. This fee applies to Dutch nationals and citizens of the EU (European Union) and the EEA (European Economic Area). Please note that if you have already completed a Master’s programme in the Netherlands after 1991, you are required to pay the non-EU/EEA tuition fee.
Non EU/EEA Citizens pay €7,738.00 per academic year. This fee applies to all students outside of the EU (European Union) and EEA (European Economic Area), as well as EU/EEA students who have already completed a Master’s degree in the Netherlands after 1991.
Per year, you can expect approximately €400 in expenses related to your general studies and research (books, printing, visiting exhibitions and so forth.) Please also budget for the costs associated with your artistic production; this amount will vary significantly per student, depending on the nature of your practice. Field trips are an important part of the curriculum and at least one group excursion abroad is made per year. Students should budget approximately €350 for each academic year.
There are various funding possibilities for EU and non-EU/EEA students. However, be advised that funding is limited and typically, students support their education with a small part-time job. Practical information about working in the Netherlands can be found hereand here.
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Avans University of Applied Sciences. The scholarship amounts to a one-time award of €5,000 that can be received in the first year of your studies. You can apply for the Holland Scholarship via Avans between 1 February and 30 April of the year before the academic year for which you wish to enrol.
Many countries offer financial support for those who choose to study abroad. We strongly recommend that you research the options provided by your home country. Applicants from the United States may qualify for funding via the Fulbright Scholar Programme.
Students outside of the European Union must obtain an entry visa (MVV) and resident permit (VVR) prior to their departure for the Netherlands. This process takes at least 4 weeks and costs approximately €300. The Avans International Office applies for these documents on your behalf, after you have been admitted into the programme. More information can be found at the International Office and on this useful website.
The following countries are exempt from the MVV entry visa:
All EU/EEA countries; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom; Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States.
Please note that students from outside of the EU must prove that they have sufficient funds to cover the cost of their study. It is possible to pay the tuition fee in instalments. For detailed information, visit the Avans Finance page.
Living expenses will vary significantly depending on the city where you choose to reside. On average, you should expect to spend approximately €1,000 per month. This includes:
More information about the cost of living in the Netherlands can be found here.