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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

For talented students scholarships and tuition waivers are available. Please inform the Director of Graduate Studies if you want to be considered for funding by BDS.
Because the institute’s resources are limited, prospective students are advised to apply for external funding as well (see e.g. Grantfinder). If you need assistance in securing external funding: contact the admissions officer. 

PhD funding

Students in the program’s PhD phase are typically employed by one of the TI faculties as PhD researchers. These are full-time positions that come with all of the benefits of employment, including a good salary. 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.

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 2019-2020 is:

EEA national € 2,083
non-EEA national € 15,450
students holding a Dutch MSc degree € 15,450

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
 
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.