Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Cost of living

You will need between € 900 and € 1,200 per month to cover rent, food, insurance, transport and other expenses. Some students manage to spend less, but this of course depends on your own lifestyle. An indication of likely expenses is given below.

Non-Recurring Expenses

  • Tuition fees
  • Housing Corporation deposit: 1 month rent up to € 1500, depending on housing corporation. More info
  • Housing Corporation administration fee: € 100 up to € 200, depending on hosuing corporation. More info
  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) fee housing: € 220 (one semester) - € 400 (full year)
  • Visa and residence permit fee: € 180 (only for non-EU/EEA residents)

Monthly Expenses

  • Rent: € 350 - € 850
  • Food: € 350
  • Insurance: € 50
  • Public transport: € 70 - €100 maximum (unless you live outside of Amsterdam)
  • Books: € 100
  • Other costs: € 60

Covering your Expenses

Make sure you have covered all your expenses for the whole of the study period abroad before you come to the Netherlands. It is very hard to find additional funding once you are in the Netherlands. Most scholarship programmes, for instance, will only accept applications while you are still in your home country, and finding work is very difficult if you do not speak any Dutch or if you have entered the country on a student visa.

Furthermore, if you need an entry visa for the Netherlands you must submit proof that you have sufficient funds in your bank account to support yourself during your study period in the Netherlands.

More information on visa is available on our website at: Immigration

More information on financing your stay is available on the Nuffic website at: Daily expenses.

Published by  Student Affairs 17 September 2019