Financial matters

Going to university - and student life in general - costs money. It is hard to predict exactly how much money you will need, as spending habits and lifestyles vary. Below you find more information and quick links to webpages.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for PPE 2020-2021

  • Dutch and other EU/EEA students: € 4,286
  • Institutional fee: €11,127 (EU/EEA), €12,431 (non-EU/EEA)

Read more about tuition fees.

PPE Scholarship Programme

The PPE programme scholarship programme offers scholarships to 8 of its incoming students, aiming to increase the diversity of the programme. 

The main aim of the scholarships is to create a diverse and inclusive student community in the PPE programme. Diversity is defined as the inclusion of a variety of different types of students, such as, but not exclusively, students of different nationalities and of different socio-economic or cultural backgrounds.

The scholarship will be awarded conditionally for the official duration of the PPE programme. Scholarship for the 2nd and 3rd of the PPE programme year will be awarded to students who received the scholarship for the 1st year of the PPE programme and who are making satisfactory progress towards the degree  according to UU standards. This would mean that you would have to obtain 45 credits in year 1 and 2 to receive the scholarship in the following year.

How to apply

Students who wish to be considered for the programme have to apply before the deadline of 1 March. During the applications process students will be asked if they want to be considered for the scholarship. Those interested have to indicate this on the application, as well as to complete and turn in the additional required question. Students that want to be considered have to explain how they think that they enhance the diversity of the programme. Students are asked to reflect on how their, nationality, cultural and/or socio-economic background and other experiences enhance diversity of the programme. We encourage students who are first generation students to apply for the scholarship.

Students will be scaled based upon their motivation on why they should be accepted into the scholarship programme, what they would do after completing the PPE programme and their social interest. Average grades are also taken into account.

Criteria for eligibility

Students are eligible for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. The student has applied for a scholarship before the application deadline;
  2. The student holds citizenship of the Netherlands or of another EU/EER country;
  3. The student has uploaded documentation that allows the Board of Admission to review the application with a focus on:
  1. The student’s impression of the field of study and career perspectives;
  2. The student’s societal engagement;
  3. The student’s added value to the diversity of the cohort, as a representative of an underrepresented group (e.g., but not exclusively, nationality, socio-economic and cultural background).

Admitted students will be informed if they have been awarded a scholarship in their admission letter.

Other Grants and Scholarships

Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants, such as the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships. Here, you will find a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. 

Costs of Studying and Living

If you are considering studying in Utrecht you will need to know what it costs to support yourself. During your stay in Utrecht you can expect to spend between € 800 and € 1,000 a month on living expenses. Here, you will find an overview of the average living expenses. 

Working part-time

Read more about working part-time as a foreign student in Utrecht.