Hogeschool Leiden

Financial matters

Exchange students do not pay tuition fees

If you are an Erasmus or other exchange programme student from a foreign education institution with which we have an exchange agreement, you do not have to pay tuition fees. Erasmus exchange students can apply for an Erasmus scholarship at their home institution.



Dutch study grant

In certain cases non-Dutch students can receive a Dutch study grant (studiefinanciering).  Check to see if you are entitled to this study grant.



UAS Leiden has the UAS Leiden Talent Scholarship Programme. Within this scholarship programme exchange students who are admitted to one of our English taught minors, can apply for a scholarship of €750. Application deadlines are: 1 June (Fall Semester) and 1 December (Spring semester). For more information you can send an email to our International Office.

Go to this website to find out which scholarships are available for international students who would like to study in the Netherlands.


Costs of living

Apart from tuition fees, you need to consider that your cost of living will be between € 800 and € 1,100 a month. This includes costs for housing, food, public transport and personal expenses.


Dutch bank account

In our university building you can pay with bank cards that have the Maestro logo. If you do not have a bank card with the Maestro logo, you can open a bank account at a Dutch bank, which will issue you a Dutch bank card with the Maestro logo.

To open a Dutch bank account, you will need to present to following documents:

  • Passport / ID card
  • Rental contract
  • Proof that you are registered as a student at our university