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Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College)

Tuition fees and costs

When coming to study at AUC, there are three main types of costs that you need to consider: your tuition fees, your accommodation, and your other personal and daily living expenses.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees and accommodation costs are paid by all AUC students. For tuition, the level of fees you pay will depend on whether you qualify for the statutory tuition fee or not (see "Who pays the statutory tuition fee level?").

Academic year 2022-2023

All in euro, per year

2022-2023
Dutch & EU/EEA1

2022-2023
non-EU/EEA

Tuition fees

46102

12610

1"Dutch and EU/EEA" refers to those students who pay the statutory tuition fee. See also "Who pays the statutory tuition fee level?". Students not eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee pay the "non-EU/EEA" tuition fee.

2 Students paying the statutory fee will receive a discount for the tuition fee in their first year of study, provided this is their first programme at a Dutch higher education institution. You can find more information about this discount on the website of the Dutch government.

  • Tuition fees explained

    For the 2022-2023 academic year: 

    • The statutory tuition fee for the AUC programme is EUR 4610
    • For students not eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee, the tuition fee is EUR 12610

    The fees are used to support AUC as an intensive and small-scale study programme that offers students an enhanced learning experience and personal tutoring, to support the diversity of AUC's international and residential campus community including AUC's scholarship programme, and to provide a high service level with respect to (international) career development. AUC has been awarded the "Distinctive feature of small-scale and intensive education" by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Council (NVAO) (see the link to the left).

    Law reducing first-year tuition fees

    On 10 July 2018, the Upper House of Dutch parliament approved a bill that would reduce university tuition fees for students in their first year. All first-year students enrolling in higher education for the first time in or after 1 September 2018 will now pay a reduced rate during their first year if they are eligible for the statutory fee. You can find more information on the website of the Dutch government.

Accommodation

AUC is a residential programme, and all AUC students live in the AUC student residences for three years. The AUC student residences are owned and run by Stichting DUWO. The exact amount of rent you will pay to DUWO varies depending on the type of room selected. You can find an overview of costs for the various room types on the Student Residences page. As an indication, the approximate costs for a typical single room are given below, adding together rent, estimated water and waste taxes, service costs and including rent benefit ('huurtoeslag').

All in euro, per year

2021-2022
Dutch & EU/EEA1

2021-2022
non-EU/EEA

Accommodation (approximate)2 4328 4328

1"Dutch and EU/EEA" refers to those students who pay the statutory tuition fee. See also "Who pays the statutory tuition fee level?". Students not eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee pay the "non-EU/EEA" tuition fee.

2 Adding together rent, service costs, estimated water and waste taxes, and including rent benefit ('huurtoeslag').  These costs are based on single rooms (where the majority of students live). 

  • Accommodation costs explained

    AUC guarantees accommodation for all its students. This is certainly a big benefit, as finding accommodation in Amsterdam can be very difficult. All AUC students live together in the residences on the AUC campus in Science Park for the duration of their AUC studies.

    Type of unit Average cost per month (in Euro)  Average rent benefit  per month (in Euro)
    Regular single 518 199 
    Large single
    (>32 square meters)  
    630 N/A
    (no rent benefit possible for <23 years old for this room type)
    Shared (2-person) 392 N/A
    Shared (4-person) 248 N/A

    You can find more information on accommodation and costs via the links below.

    AUC Student Residences

Personal and daily living expenses

The overview below is meant to give you an estimate of some of the additional costs to consider when studying at AUC. The actual costs of these types of expenditures will vary depending on your personal situation and lifestyle.

All in euro, per year

2021-2022
Dutch & EU/EEA1

2021-2022
non-EU/EEA

Insurance (approximate)2 460 460
Books (rough estimate) 350 350
Visa/residence permit (approximate) -- 192
Living expenses (including food - rough estimate) 5400 5400


1"Dutch and EU/EEA" refers to those students who pay the statutory tuition fee. See also "Who pays the statutory tuition fee level?". Students not eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee pay the "non-EU/EEA" tuition fee.

The exact amount will vary according to your individual circumstances (see, for example, links under 'Insurance' below).

  • Books and living expenses

    As a student, you will need to buy essential books for your studies and cover day-to-day practical costs such as meals and drinks, pay for a mobile phone bill, etc. You should also consider transportation costs such as buying a bike and/or using public transport in your estimate as these will be necessary to get around the city. Additionally, you should budget some money for unexpected costs (if your bike gets stolen, or your laptop needs repairing or replacing, for example).

  • Visas and residence permits

    If you are not Dutch, you may need an entry visa and/or residence permit to study in the Netherlands. The University of Amsterdam (UvA) provides immigration services to international AUC students for student residency; for more information please follow the link below to the “Visas and permits” webpage of the UvA. You may also qualify for a different type of residence permit than student residency, but the UvA can only assist with permits and visa for study purposes.

    For more general information on coming to the Netherlands to study, you may like to visit the Study in Holland website (an initiative of the Nuffic, the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education), and/or the immigration websites of the Dutch government and Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).