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Below you will find the tuition fees rates for ESP for the 2024-2025 academic year. Besides tuition, you will be expected to cover a number of additional costs associated with your study.

Tuition fees 2024-2025

If you meet the statutory criteria you need to pay the statutory tuition fee per year. If you do not meet those criteria, you need to pay the institutional tuition fee. Both rates are specific to ESP students only. 

  • Statutory fees: € 3.530
  • Institutional fees: € 11.001

If you are a non-European Union student, you will be asked for a proof of financial means. The proof consists of a deposit of € 14.700. 

Other expenses
HousingBetween € 500 and € 1200 a month
InsuranceBetween € 40 and € 50 a month
BooksBetween € 50 and € 100 a year
Travel (home to school)Between € 0 (if you have a bike) and € 40 (public transport) a month
Other costs (groceries, social activities and other expenses)Between € 300 and €1,000 per year
Internship related costs (travel, housing, fees)Varies between € 300 and € 2,000 per internship

The estimated costs above are a rough estimate. The exact costs obviously depend on your personal situation and standards. 


If you’re moving to Amsterdam for your studies, please ensure that you have realistic expectations about housing options and costs. As one of the most popular university towns in the Netherlands, the demand for reasonably priced accommodation is very high. It is a challenge to find suitable accommodation in Amsterdam, therefore it is important to arrange your accommodation as soon as possible.

At ESP, the International Office can assist you regarding housing. For the new academic year, ESP reserves approximately 20 rooms for ESP students. The AUAS has agreements with a limited number of housing corporations in order to provide furnished accommodation to international students for a maximum period of one year. 

Most students choose to live in dedicated student housing or share a flat with other students. Estimated costs for this type of accommodation can range from €500 to €1200 a month, depending on the location and a variety of other factors. Learn more about searching for accommodation on the housing page.


Questions about housing for ESP students?

Email the International Office via esp@hva.nl.

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