We will wait for your payment of the application fee of € 50,- before we process your application. Setting the application process in motion creates administrative work load. The GH needs some kind of guarantee that you are a serious and interested student.
The tuition fees for 2010-2011 have been determined to be as follows:
- For full-time students from the European Union / European Economic Area: € 1672,-.
- For full-time students outside the European Union / European Economic Area: € 4975,-
Unfortuntately the GH does not offer scholarschips for international students. Sometimes international students are eligible for study grants from the Dutch government. Please read the webite of the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs for more information.
Students from outside the European Economic Area often need a residence permit to be able to study in The Netherlands. Accurate and current information can be found at the website of the Dutch Immigration Services. The Residence Wizard is available in English. The reason for stay would be stay is study.
This website also lists the current prices for a residence permit. In 2010/2011 the amount to be paidwas € 433,-.
When applying for a residence permit, you will need to proove that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay. A table with minimum amounts is published by the Dutch Immigration Service each year. Please read the page called 'Adequate financial resources' on their website carefully. On this page you will also be able to find the Table of standard amounts considered adequate financial resources. The GH can not make any exceptions to the standard amounts that are required. It is possible to find yourself a sponsor that can provide you with the necessary funds during your stay, e.g. a relative. This person or organization will need to supply extensive information for your application for a residence permit.
Besides your tuition fee, you will need money to buy books and study materials and pay for excursions.
Living in The Netherlands
The Netherlands are not a cheap country. Renting a room ar appartment will cost at least € 250,- per month. This is considered to be extremely cheap. Prices could go up to € 500,- or € 600,- per month.
The International Office is willing to support you in finding a place to stay or a host family, but we can not guarantee a placement. We do have good relationships with many host families in Zwolle, who will not charge you a large sum of money for your stay with them. However, you stay with them can not last for the whole duration of your studies (four years), so after a few months you will need to find yourself another place to live agains the abovementioned prices.
Groceries may cost up to € 250,- per month.