Want to know what to budget for? On this page you can find information about the costs that all EUC students will face during their studies. For more detailed information on cost of living, financial planning, opening a bank account, and side jobs, please consult the related EUR webpage.
Cost overview 2023-2024
Non EU/EEA students
+/- € 8.800*
+/- € 8.800*
|Insurance||€ 660 (based on € 55 monthly fees)||€ 660 (based on € 55 monthly fees)|
|Daily expenses||+/- € 4.200 (food, drinks, clothes, going out, public transport, etc. - based on an estimate of € 350 per month)||+/- € 4.200|
EUCSA membership fee
*This estimate is still based on the rent for 2022-2023, adjusted for inflation. Students might be eligible for rent benefit (huurtoeslag) from the Dutch government. This would effectively reduce these annual costs by approximately €2.400. For more information visit www.belastingdienst.nl (switch to English at the bottom of the page and search for 'rent benefit' and select the first available option). Additionally, take into account monthly municipal taxes that have to be paid by every Rotterdam citizen. They amount to approximately €55,-.
**Prices are quoted for purchasing new books, second hand books are usually cheaper. Note: the stated amounts should be considered averages and may vary depending on the courses you take.
Please note: These tuition fees can be subject to change. The numbers you see in the table are an indication. Prior to the start of the academic year, tuition fees may be modified by the Dutch government. Erasmus University Rotterdam reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or any other matter announced in this publication without further notice.
The Budget Calculator is another useful budgeting tool in order to plan your expenses.
EU/EEA tuition fee or non EU/EEA tuition fee?
In general, to be eligible to pay the EU/EEA tuition fee applicants need to meet all three of the following requirements:
- nationality, and
- residence, and
You will meet the nationality requirement if:
- you have a nationality from an European Economic Area (EEA) member state: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, or Sweden;
- you are a national of Switzerland or Suriname;
- you have a different nationality, but you are eligible for a Dutch study grant from DUO.
You will meet the residence requirement if you live in the Netherlands, which is the case for all new students of Erasmus University College as they will live together at LUCIA in Rotterdam during their first year of studies. To be able to prove they meet the condition our first year students will register with the municipality of Rotterdam. To keep meeting this requirement you will need to live in the Netherlands in your following years of study as well.
You will meet the registration/enrolment requirement if you are successfully enrolling into our Bachelor’s degree programme in Liberal Arts and Sciences, and have not already obtained a Bachelor degree in the Netherlands. If you have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree in the Netherlands before you start your studies at Erasmus University College, you will not meet this requirement. In this case you should expect to pay the non-EU/EEA tuition fee.
If you are a national of the United Kingdom, we recommend you to consult the page "Living in the Netherlands after Brexit".
We provide guaranteed housing to all our first-year students so that they can live together in the centre of Rotterdam. For this we have arranged high quality housing close to the EUC building. Your housing costs will be approximately € 8.800 (including utilities) for the first year. Do note: Students might be eligible for rent benefit (huurtoeslag) from the Dutch government which, if attained, would effectively reduce the yearly rent by approximately € 2.200. For more information on rent benefit visit www.belastingdienst.nl (switch to English at the bottom of the page and search for 'rent benefit' and select the first available option).
We recommend that our students keep living together after the first year. The student housing market in Rotterdam will usually provide you with choice, especially if you use your first year at Erasmus University College to scout your options. Depending on the market opportunities at that time and (chiefly) your preferences you could spend between € 6.000 and € 9.000 euro per year on housing, depending on the property you find - furnished, including (shared or individual) utilities, location, etc. For more information on the cost of living in Rotterdam, check the EUR International Office budget estimates.
The student association of Erasmus University College (or EUCSA) is a highly active organisation that organizes all kinds of events and activities for and by our students. Each year the students themselves decide on the membership fee for EUCSA, which then gives access to everything that is organised. For the academic year 2022-2023 the annual membership fee for EUCSA has been set at € 50,29.
You will pay your membership fee directly to EUCSA.