Costs of living, insurance

Health & Liability Insurance

International students in The Netherlands are required by law to have adequate health insurance. Having adequate health insurance is mandatory for obtaining a residence permit. Furthermore international students are strongly advised to have third party liability insurance.


Costs of living

For information on living expenses please see living expenses. More information on housing prices can be found on the International Student Housing website. Please note that if you need a residence permit to legally stay in the Netherlands, you will need to provide proof that you are financially able to cover expenses during the whole period of stay. Rates are fixed by the Dutch Immigration Department (IND).

Where to find help

Help on financial and practical matters, e.g. registration or payment of the tuition fees is offered by the student front office Plexus. Information on e.g. insurances, the DIGID, or the Dutch health care system is offered by the International student officer.