If you’re still wondering how you will survive as a foreign student in Netherlands, because of issues of language barrier, most especially, students from anglophones countries, worry less!!! Netherlands is one of the top non-English speaking countries where you can study abroad, get quality education and get loads of degree programmes taught in English. To study in one and most ranked on the lists of universities in Netherlands, is Leiden University.
Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the
Governance and Global Affairs
Social and Behavioural Sciences
This school offers programs in:
English and Dutch
English-taught: A broad range of English-taught bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes are offered;
knowledge of Dutch is not necessary.
Fees & Admissions
The tuition fees range from approximately £1530 (EU/EEA students) to £15,750 (non-EU/EEA students) per year. Amo
unts are approximate based upon daily exchange rates as tuition is paid in Euro.
Your nationality, study programme and previous Dutch higher education qualifications determine the amount of tuition fee you have to pay. There are four categories of tuition fee:
The statutory tuition fee
The institutional tuition fee for students who are not nationals of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland.
The institutional tuition fee for a second Dutch degree programme
The statutory tuition fee is: €2,060 (2018-2019 academic year)Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of: €2,185 (2018-2019 academic year)
Please take note: These figures are subject to change and are just an estimates: When studying at Leiden University you have to pay an annual tuition fee. On top of this there are other costs that need to be taken into consideration. These will amount to roughly between 890 and 1420 euro per month. How much money you actually need depends very much on your lifestyle.
Average monthly expenses
Below is a rough estimate of the costs of living for students in Leiden and The Hague. This is only a general indication as expenses can vary from one person to another.
Rent (including water, gas and electricity): 350 – 650 euro
General living expenses (food, clothing, telephone etc.): 300 – 350 euro
Transport costs (depending on whether you have a bike): 40 – 100 euro
Health insurance: 80 – 120 euro
Books and study materials (depending on your study programme): 50 – 100 euro
Social activities: 70 – 100 euro Total: 890 – 1420 euro
Further info on housing costs
There is limited availability of accommodation in the €360 to €500 price range. Be aware that you may have to pay at least €550 per month for a room in Leiden or the Hague.
The University Housing Office has accommodation in both Leiden and the Hague. If you will commute between Leiden and the Hague this will add approx. €100 to your monthly living expenses.
Students may be entitled to claim rent benefit. For more information and to apply please visit the website of the Dutch tax authority. Applications for rent benefit are the responsibility of the student but you can request assistance from De Leidse Rechtwinkel (free legal aid centre). If you encounter any problems with rent benefit please contact the International Student Adviser.