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Paying for your studies in the Netherlands under the Temporary Protection Directive
Last updated: 4/9/2024, 4:05 PM

If you have fled from Ukraine, according to the rules, you may also study here. However, you must be able to pay for your studies yourself and you will not receive money from the Dutch government for this.

You have to pay money to attend classes and textbooks

When you study in the Netherlands, you usually pay money to take classes, buy books or other learning materials and pay for public transportation to your education.

  • If you would like to take an

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    MBO course
    and meet the requirements, you will not pay tuition fees until you turn 18. People who are 18 or older do pay tuition fees. Check your school's website to see how much the tuition costs.  

  • If you would like to take an

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    HBO
    or
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    Wo
    course and you meet the requirements, you do pay for tuition. Sometimes schools for people from Ukraine charge the rate that Dutch students also have to pay, this is called the statutory rate. Sometimes schools for people from Ukraine charge the rate for students from abroad, this is called the institutional rate. This amount is often much higher than the statutory rate. If you want to know what rate your school charges, check with your school.

If you were already studying in the Netherlands in 2022/2023, you will pay the statutory rate for your entire study period. This is the lower rate, which Dutch students also pay.

You are not entitled to study financing

If you have fled from Ukraine, you are not entitled to a students loan. This means that you will not receive or be able to borrow money from the Dutch government to study. In addition, you are also not entitled to free public travel for students.

Sometimes you can get money to study

Sometimes you can get money to study in the Netherlands. This is called a fund or scholarship. Ask your school which funds or scholarships you can apply for.

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