Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA Nationals
Dutch higher education is, for the largest part, financed by public funding (the Dutch Ministery of Education).
At the DAI we are seriously invested in working with emerging artists and curators from a true variety of cultural and geopolitical backgrounds and we therefore deeply regret – but cannot change – the fact that since 2008 tuition fees for non-EU & non-EEA nationals have been increased considerably. In that year, unfortunately, the government decided to cease funding Dutch educational institutes for the placements of non-EU/EEA students. In order to enable courses and programs to keep this highly valued group of students on board, universities were bound to privilege one group over the other and to introduce higher tuition fees for non-Europeans, so as to cover some of the costs. Please note that the actual costs made by the DAI per student amount to more then €7500 on an annual basis.
Tuition Fees 2019 - 2020
For NON-EU/EEA nationals studying in the Netherlands, the tuition fees at ArtEZ amount to
€ 7.500 per academic year
€ 2.500 per academic year IF you are to be awarded with an ArtEZ Scholarship
Please note that Swiss and Surinamese students will be exempted from this increase, and they will still pay the same tuition fees as their EU/EEA counterparts.
You are also eligible for lower tuition fees when you are a family member (see Directive 2004/38/EG) of a citizen with Dutch nationality and you both live in the Netherlands or if you have a regular permanent residence permit (type II), or an asylum residence permit (type III or IV), or if the Foundation for Refugee Students UAF, pays your tuition fees.
Additional, obligatory Study Costs for DAI-students
In addition to the tuition fees, the DAI charges a contribution to our Project Fund: read more
Costs of living outside of the DAI-week
Registration in the Netherlands, yes or no?
Students who pay the high tuition fees are not bound to register as a resident in the Netherlands as long as they manage to attend the monthly DAI-week while traveling with a legal document. For example: an artist with an Iranian passport currently in the possession of a permit to live in Germany may decide to travel the DAI week on a monthly base. A Turkish artist living in Istanbul may decide that a monthly ticket Istanbul-Amsterdam while living with his/her parents in Istanbul is much cheaper then paying the rent for an apartment in Rotterdam or Amsterdam. You should however keep in mind that your travel costs will always come on top of the tuition fees for non-EU students, plus your contribution to the DAI's Project Fund.
As for regular travels to the Netherlands with a tourist visa and multiple entry visa: it is a student's responsibility to carefully check regulations and international agreements. DAI/ArtEZ cannot take responsibility for your legal rights during your stay in the Netherlands on a tourist visa. But should you decide to officially register as a student in the Netherlands, DAI and ArtEZ will help you with a shortened immigration procedure:
Registration in the Netherlands & visa applications
As a non-EU student wishing to register in the Netherlands, you must transfer
a financial guarantee of 18.739 Euro
a financial guarantee of 13.739 Euro if you are awarded an ArtEZ scholarship
The financial guarantee should be transferred to the bank account of ArtEZ. Part of this sum (10.413 Euro) is required to prove that you can support yourself financially in the Netherlands for the upcoming academic year, but you can also choose to
prove this by the means of a bank statement.
ArtEZ will use the financial guarantee to pay your tuition fees and to cover the costs of application for entry visa and residence permit (317 Euro) and health insurance (472 Euro).
When you have opened your Dutch bank account, ArtEZ will transfer the remainder of your financial guarantee to this account. Accordingly, you can use the remainder to cover your living expenses and insurance.
Read more about the Artez Scholarships
Read more about the Holland Scholarship
Read more about alternative grants and scholarships