The tuition fees indicator helps you to determine the tuition rate for your situation. The information and tuition rates from this indicator are without engagement.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, you can count on a one-time discount on tuition fees from the ‘Nationaal Programma Onderwijs’. Do you want to know what this means for you personally? Check the tuition fees indicator to see how high your tuition fees are for academic year 2021-2022.

Statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees

A distinction is made between statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Only if you satisfy all statutory requirements regarding your nationality and if you have not yet been awarded a degree, will you be eligible for statutory tuition fees. Via the tuition fees indicator, you can secure an indication of the type of tuition fees that will be applicable in your situation. To do so, please make use of the indicator above.

Distinctions are made between the following types of Institutional Tuition Fees:

  • Low institutional tuition fees
  • High institutional tuition fees

Different types of tuition fees and Exemption Regulations

These different types of tuition fees and the Exemption Regulations are fully detailed in the

    The amount to be paid may vary in accordance with the following situations:

    • If you have enrolled in more than one course programme (at Fontys and/or elsewhere), it is possible that you may only be obliged to pay one set of statutory tuition fees.
    • If you believe that you may be eligible to pay only the statutory tuition fees on the basis of information that may be unknown to us, please report this to your Course Department.
    • If it later transpires that you do not meet the requirements for statutory tuition fees, you will be obliged to pay the (higher) institutional tuition fees and if this is the case, you will be notified accordingly.

    Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on

    ACE Scholarships 

    Fontys Academy for the Creative Economy (ACE) awards a limited number of scholarships to students from countries other than those in the European Economic Area (EEA). There are two different types of scholarships. 


    Holland Scholarship Programme 

    The Holland Scholarship is subsidised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The scholarship amounts to €5,000. The purpose of the scholarship is to support excellent non-EU students during their first year of study. Each academic year, ACE awards two of these scholarships. To be eligible for the Holland Scholarship Programme, you have to meet the following criteria: 

    • Your nationality is non-EEA
    • You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands
    • You start with one of our 4-year Bachelor Programmes as a regular, degree-seeking student
    • You have achieved excellent secondary school results with a grade point average of 75% or higher

     More information on the Holland Scholarship Programme can be found here


    ACE Creative Mind Scholarship 

    The ACE Creative Mind Scholarship is an ACE-specific scholarship. The scholarship amounts to €3,000. The purpose of the scholarship is to support young, creative minds during their study period at ACE. Each academic year ACE hands out three of these scholarships. For the ACE Creative Mind Scholarship, students of all study years can apply.   

    To be eligible for the ACE Creative Mind Scholarship, you have to meet the following criteria: 

    • Your nationality is non-EEA
    • You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands
    • You have to be enrolled as a regular student for one of ACE’s study programmes
    • You can demonstrate that you have a creative mind and focus**
    • For applicants of higher study years (years 2, 3 and 4): You do not have any study delay (all courses passed so far). There are no negative entries in your student file

     ** Creative Mind & Focus The Creative Economy has attracted your attention. Tell us why and convince us that you are the perfect match for one of our creative study programmes. What does creativity actually mean to you? Who or what inspires you? What’s the Creative Economy like in your home country? You decide in what way you’d like to convince us of your creative mind and focus. Keep it short (no longer than two minutes or one A4) and make sure that your motivation can be accessed online. 


     Application procedure 

    • The application deadline for both scholarships is 1 May every year.
    • An assessment committee will examine all applications and decide to whom the scholarships will be granted.
    • Even if you fulfil all application criteria, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be awarded a scholarship, as scholarships are limited in number.
    • Allocation of scholarships is only possible if you have completed your enrolment.
    • Payment of scholarships will be done in October.
    • To apply, send your full application file to including a motivation letter, CV, grade records, and your demonstration of your creative mind and focus (if you’re applying for the ACE Creative Mind Scholarship).
    • You can only apply for one scholarship. In your application, make sure to mention for which of the two scholarships you’re applying.

    If you have any questions about scholarships, do not hesitate to contact us at

    Paying in instalments

    Collection will take place in a maximum of ten equal instalments on or around the 26th of the month. Depending upon the processing time required after your enrolment, the direct debit may need to be moved to the following month. If so, the amount outstanding will then be divided and added to the remaining instalments to be executed until and including the June instalment.

    If paying the full sum in a single payment

    If you commence your studies on 1 September, the direct debit pertaining to your Tuition Fees will be executed on or around 25 September. If you commence your studies after 1 September, the direct debit will be executed on or around the 26th of the month in which you commence your studies.

    Non EU students

    Incoming Non EU students will receive a payment letter from their study department which must be paid before the deadline. In the following academic years payment can be done by direct debit.


    If you have a Bank account number, of which the bank is not situated in one of the SEPA countries, and you are a national of a country outside the EEA without an address in The Netherlands, then you will receive a paymentletter from Fontys via your course department.

    The Dutch currency unit is the Euro (i.e. abbreviated to ‘EUR’ or ‘€’).

    The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Holland are between EUR 900 and EUR 1,100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

    Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

    Accommodation for international students

    It is not always easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands. Therefore, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) offers a service to provide students with assistance in securing suitable accommodation (i.e. a student room) for the first period of their studies at Fontys. For information and application go to the accommodation page.

    Application procedure

    • After application you will receive an application form for accommodation.
    • You will have to fill in and send the form to
      before June 15.
    • The accommodation officer will send you detailed information about the housing agency (at the latest 3 weeks before your start of study).
    • The housing agency will get in touch with you and you'll have to transfer two months of rent + deposit before arrival to housing agency (no payment = no entrance accommodation, but still the obligation to close rental contract).
    • Accommodation is available on the agreed date.
    • You are obliged to accept and pay for the offered room for the whole period.