Immigration costs

If you are planning to immigrate to the Netherlands you need to take some financial matters into account. Below you can find the different kinds of costs and the payment details.

Different types of costs

There are different types of costs that you will face during the immigration procedure. Below you can find the costs you need to pay in case of your first application, for an extension of your residence permit or for a change of purpose.

  • The amount you need to transfer to the Erasmus University Rotterdam consists of 3 parts:

    1. Immigration fee of €192 (Israeli students do not pay the immigration fee);

    2. Tuition fee, applicable to your situation;

    3. Living fee (refundable, see bottom of the page) of €900 for every month you will be studying in the Netherlands.

      • This fee should correspond with the duration of your programme. It has a maximum of 12 months - €10.800 - in case you enrol for a programme with a duration of more than one year.

    In some cases you'll also need to write a Scholarship Letter (click here for an example of the scholarship letter). This can be part of your tuition fee or living fee. The remaining part still needs to be transferred to the university's bank account (but the remaining part of the living fee is refundable).

    You can either add up the different amounts to pay at once, or do separate payments.

    IMPORTANT: please note that all additional fees that the banks may charge for the international bank transfer must be covered by yourself!

  • The amount you need to transfer to the Erasmus University Rotterdam consists of:
     

    1. Extension fee is for all students: €161 and for Turkish citizens: €51.

      You can pay the immigration extension fee through our webshop (preferred).
      If you do not have a Dutch bank account, you can pay at the ESSC in the Sanders building, ground floor, Woudestein Campus. Cash payments are not possible.

       
    2. Furthermore you have to prove living fee. You have two options to prove living fee:  
      • Option 1: Transfer living fee (refundable, see bottom of the page) of €900 for every month you will be studying in the Netherlands. This fee should correspond with the duration of your programme. It has a maximum of 12 months - €10.800 - in case you enrol for a programme with a duration of more than one year. You can transfer the living fee to the EUR bank account. See payment details below. 

      • Option 2: Proof sufficient financial means is with a Dutch bank statement (see example here) and/or by providing a Scholarship letter (click here for an example of the scholarship letter). If you can proof sufficient 

      • Please note: students​​​ who previously studied an academic year at EUR can provide a declaration of income (link will follow soon) to prove sufficient financial means.

    You can find more information on the extension of your residence permit procedure here

  • The amount you need to transfer to the Erasmus University Rotterdam consists of 3 parts:

    1. Immigration fee of €192;
       
    2. Pay tuition fee via Studielink;
    3. Proof of living fee of €900 for every month you will be studying in the Netherlands preferably with a Dutch bank statement (see example here) and/or by providing a Scholarship letter (click here for an example of the scholarship letter). This fee should correspond with the duration of your programme. It has a maximum of 12 months - €10.800 - in case you enroll for a programme with a duration of more than one year.

    Pay through bank transfer or at the Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC). You can contact them here.

    You can find more information on the Change of Purpose procedure here.

Payment and refund procedure

If you have taken all the costs mentioned above into account, it is time to start the payment procedure. Below you can find the bank transfer details and the refund procedure.

  • Account holderErasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
    Account number (IBAN number)NL74ABNA0448454963
    Account number (BIC code)ABNANL2A
    Bank addressABN AMRO bank, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, Amsterdam
    Payment reference

     
    [studentnumber]/yourfullname]/[dateofbirth (ddmmyyy)]/[INDdeposit]
    (example: 12345/johndoe/03051985/INDdeposit)
  • Once you have arrived in the Netherlands and opened a Dutch bank account, you can submit your refund request by completing the online IND deposit refund form. You can find the form here.

    IMPORTANT: ensure that you are financially covered during the first few weeks in the Netherlands, as the refund procedure may take a couple of weeks.

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