Tuition Fees

EU/EEA Citizens pay €2,209.00 per academic year 2022-2023. For academic year 2023-2024 we expect a slight index. This fee applies to Dutch nationals and citizens of the EU (European Union) and the EEA (European Economic Area). Please note that if you have already completed a Master’s programme in the Netherlands after 1991, you are required to pay the non-EU/EEA tuition fee. 

Non EU/EEA Citizens pay €8,452.00 per academic year 2022-2023. For academic year 2023-2024 we expect a slight index. This fee applies to all students outside of the EU (European Union) and EEA (European Economic Area), as well as EU/EEA students who have already completed a Master’s degree in the Netherlands after 1991.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the Avans website

Additional Costs
Per year, you can expect to pay approximately €400 in additional expenses related to your general master studies  (books, execution of presentations, visiting exhibitions and so forth.) Please also budget for the costs associated with your art production; this amount will vary significantly per student, depending on the nature of your practice.

Field & Study trips are integrated within the curriculum and at least one group excursion is made per year. While we partly fund Field & Study trips, students are required to pay towards the cost of travel. The student contribution to this is approximately €500 for each academic year. 

Please note that with the outbreak of the Corona Virus, we cannot garauntee study trips.


Scholarships & Grants

Avans University do not provide scholarships. However, there are various funding possibilities for EU and non-EU/EEA students. Be advised that funding is extremely limited. Practical information about working in the Netherlands can be found here and here.  

Dutch Citizens

EU/EEA Citizens 

Other possibilities

Many countries offer financial support for those who choose to study abroad. We strongly recommend that you research the options provided by your home country. Applicants from the United States may qualify for funding via the Fulbright Scholar Programme. 

The following websites can help you find the financial resources available to you as an international student:

Students outside of the European Union must obtain an entry visa (MVV) and resident permit (VVR) prior to their departure for the Netherlands. This process takes at least some weeks. The Avans International Office applies for these documents on your behalf, after you have been admitted into the programme. More information can be found at the Avans  Visa page and on this useful website.

The following countries are exempt from the MVV entry visa:
All EU/EEA countries; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom; Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United States.

Please note that students from outside of the EU must prove that they have sufficient funds to cover the cost of their study. It is possible to pay the tuition fee in instalments. For detailed information, visit the Avans Finance page

Living Expenses
Living expenses will vary significantly depending on the city where you choose to reside. On average, you should expect to spend approximately €1,000 per month. This includes:

  • Rent (between €350-600 a month for a room or studio apartment), food, transportation, recreation and insurance. 
  • Health Insurance and Liability Insurance are mandatory in the Netherlands, and you should budget approximately €75 per month for this.

  More info can be found at the practical site for living in Holland.