Proof of living expenses NON-EEA students
Dutch Immigration Service (IND) requires non-EEA students to proof they have access to € 900.00* per month for the first year of the study (living expenses € 10.800) before they start their studies. Exchange students have to count the months of the exchange period.
The student will receive a payment letter for tuition fees and visa costs through their study department. Only in the first year you have to pay the full sum in a single payment. As from the second year you can pay the tuition fee in instalments.
Besides this, the IND requirements concerning the financial proof of living expenses (900* euro per month) are part of the visa procedure. The student can prove this amount through bank statements but the money can also be transferred to the Fontys bank account. The amount transferred to Fontys will be refunded in the first month of your stay to you newly opened Dutch bank account. Both possibilities will be given to the student during the visa application procedure.