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Tuition fees and living expenses during study in Groningen

27 March 2012, 15:12

If you are thinking of pursuing your studies at the University of Groningen, you need to have an exact estimation of expenses. This would help you in planning your finances in advance and making proper arrangements.

rug, university of groningen, tuition fessIf you are thinking of pursuing your studies at the University of Groningen (RUG) , you need to have an exact estimation of expenses. This would help you in planning your finances in advance and making proper arrangements. Find a breakdown of all the expenses you could expect during your stay below.

Tuition fees of RUG

Whether you are a student from EEA countries or not you would have to allot a major portion of funding for tuition fee. Bachelor of Science attracts a tuition fee of € 1,771 p.a. if you belong to Holland or any other nation that comes under EEA*.

You would have to pay € 7,500 p.a. if you are student from countries outside of EEA. If you are doing a pre MSc degree from Groningen, the fee is same as stated above. The tuition for natives and students belonging to EEA countries remains the same as stated above for most Master of Science programs and Research in Master Economics and Business. The fee for students outside of EEA countries for these two courses is € 13,000 p.a.

Study material and other related expenses

Tuition fees in the Netherlands doesn’t include cost of books and other related expenses like stationary, print outs, photocopies, lecture notes etc. This expense usually differs with each course. However, last year estimation states that this amount should not exceed €700 p.a. It wouldn’t hurt to have some extra fund allotted for this purpose in case of emergency.

Living expenses in Groningen

Living expenses include travel, accommodation, food, healthcare, clothes, insurance etc. Housing costs up to 300 Euros per month. This would sometimes include utilities like electricity bill and internet charges. Food would cost up to a maximum of 200 Euros per month.

You would be expected to spend about 40 to 90 Euros per month on insurance. If you are taking up language courses, you would have to spend anywhere between 100 to 400 Euros per course. If you want to get a second hand bicycle to ride around the town, it would cost anywhere between 80 to 120 Euros.

These figures could vary according to your preference. Approximately a student requires at least 9,000 to 10,000 Euros per year excluding travel cost (to home country). The Dutch government as well as the University recognizes the work of talented students on a continuous basis. Meritorious students would be rewarded with grants, fellowships and scholarships. However, it’s not recommended that students wholly depend on these options of financial support when they apply for the university.

View the list of EEA countries as well as tuition fees and deadlines for EU students.

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