The offer of a place on the LLM programme in International Human Rights and Criminal Justice does not constitute an offer of financial support from Utrecht University. The tuition fee covers the cost of teaching, but not the cost of study materials, travel to and from Utrecht, or living expenses (such as accommodation, food and insurance). You will therefore need a well-balanced financial plan to support you through your studies. Please read more about tuition fees in general and about the additional costs of study and living.
Sources of financial support
As an international student in the Netherlands, you may be eligible for one of a number of different student grants or loans. The following list will give you an idea of some of the award schemes currently available.
Fee waiver or fee reduction
Utrecht University School of Law may, under certain circumstances, be able to waive or reduce your tuition fee. If you wish to apply for a reduction in fees, please include a personal statement alongside your application form explaining why you require a tuition fee waiver.
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
The LLM programme in International Law of Human Rights and Criminal Justice has been selected for the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP). NFP scholarships are funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and are awarded to professionals from the selected countries included in the scheme. If you are applying for the LLM in International Law of Human Rights and Criminal Justice and would like to apply for an NFP scholarship, please click here for more information.
Other sources of funding
If you are not eligible for any of the above schemes, you can also try the Netherlands Student Grantfinder. This online search engine details financial awards available for international students wishing to study in the Netherlands.
Even if you do receive a grant or a scholarship, it should be noted that the amount of money you receive will probably not cover your studying and living costs completely. Students might therefore wish to take a part-time job to supplement their income while they are in the Netherlands.