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Tuition fees, scholarships and financial support

Scholarships and tuition waivers are available for excellent students. In the second year, the vast majority of the students get additional income from part-time appointments as teaching- or research assistant.


BDS’s scholarship program for Research Master students

Business Data Science has three levels of scholarships (level academic year 2020-21 for first-year students):

  • A full scholarship of € 1200 per month, tuition fee waiver for university registration for the year for which the scholarship is awarded and costs for health insurance, with a maximum of € 40 a month;
  • A partial scholarship of € 600 per month, tuition fee waiver for university registration for the year for which the scholarship is awarded and costs for health insurance, with a maximum of € 40 a month;
  • A tuition fee waiver and costs for health insurance, with a maximum of € 40 a month

A scholarship will be available in the second year, for all students who qualify. The second year scholarship is €1100 in addition to the teaching assistant income from giving tutorials for the first year core courses. For details on scholarship regulations that applied in 2020 we refer to the scholarship regulations.

Applicants who would like to be considered for a BDS scholarship should indicate this on the application form. Because the institute’s resources are limited, prospective students are advised to apply for external funding as well (see e.g. Grantfinder).

PhD funding

PhD students in the Netherlands are usually employed by a university. Indication of salary levels: a gross salary starts at € 2,709 per month. In their final year, students receive a monthly gross wage of € 2,972. Most positions include a small teaching assignment to help the students gain teaching experience, which is useful for those considering an academic career. PhD positions may be sponsored by industry partners. The level of collaboration and interaction with the industry partner varies depending on the project, the company and the student.

The first year of the program leaves little or no time for any jobs. For second-year students BDS offers teaching assistantships. For second-year students research assistantships connected to research masters' thesis research are available at the affiliated departments. 
 
In the master phase of the program a tuition fee is charged to all students. Tuition fees are due until all examinations, including the final thesis, are passed. The tuition fees are determined annually by the Dutch government and the universities.
 

The annual tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022 is:

EEA national € 2,168
non-EEA national € 15,700
students holding a Dutch MSc degree € 15,700

In the PhD phase no tuition fees are charged.

Experience has shown that students living and studying in the Netherlands for one year spend between € 800 and € 1,100 a month. Read more