Tuition Fees

Information about tuition fees of our MSc Programmes, PhD Programme, Short Courses and Online Courses.

Delft-based MSc Programme

The IHE Delft tuition fee is being subsidised by IHE Delft and 40-50% lower than the real cost of the programme. The subsidised tuition fee charged by IHE Delft for a Delft-based 18-month MSc Programme is €21,942 tuition fee (1,2) to be paid prior to registration. The tuition fee includes the use of a laptop (3) for each MSc student with internet access in all rooms in IHE Delft hostels in Delft, as well as the costs of the international fieldtrip, handling fee, the introductory programme and study materials. The cost of the residence permit and insurance are not included in the tuition fee and are at this moment €40 per month for insurance premium and €192 for the residence permit.

Participants are expected to cover their own living expenses, the estimated amount needed for subsistence and accommodation is approximately €1000 per month. Although the duration of the Delft-based MSc Programme is 18 months, you actually will be in the Netherlands for 18.5 month.

Participants who are accompanied by their families should have additional financial resources. On top of these amounts other items have to be considered as ticket costs, cost for collection the entry visa and, if you intend to do research in a country outside The Netherlands, tickets and research costs etc.

Joint Programmes

The costs of the Joint Programmes differ from the costs of the Delft-based MSc Programme. If you wish to receive more information about the fees and living costs of a specific Joint Programme, please send an e-mail to the fellowship officer, Ms Ineke Melis ( ) and mention the name of the programme of wish to receive information about the cost.

PhD Programme

The IHE Delft fees are being subsidised by IHE Delft and 40-50% lower than the real cost of the programme. The subsidised fees are 48,000 tuition fee (1) and €10,000 study related costs (1) for the 4-year programme. The fees are the same in case part of the research is done in one’s home country. The tuition fee includes the use of a laptop for every PhD fellow with 24-hour internet access in all rooms in the IHE Delft hostels in Delft. The study related costs include the costs of external and Sense courses; the printing of the thesis; and the costs of the Public Defence. 

Other additional costs are the compulsory health insurance of €1920, the residence permit of €330 and handling fee of €1820. These cost apply for participants who start their PhD study before October 2019. For participants who will start their PhD study after September 2019, the subsidised tuition fee will be € 59,820 (1) and will include use of a laptop, handling fee, external and sense courses, printing of thesis and the costs of the Public Defence.

Cost of insurance (€1920 for four years) and cost for residence permit ((€330) are not included in the tuition fee.

Participants are expected to cover their own living expenses, totaling €60,000 for 4 years (€1250 per month). This amount includes the costs of accommodation (roughly 500 – 700 per month) and other personal expenses. Participants who are accompanied by their families should have additional financial resources (@ 1650 per month).

On top of these amounts other items have to be considered: tickets, research costs and equipment, travel costs of the supervisor to the field, study material cost, costs for travel and conferences.

Short Courses

For more information visit IHE Delft short courses. The fee of a course is mentioned on the webpage of the specific short course. VAT is not included in the course fee, this may have consequences for the height of the payable amount, read more below.

Cost of living information: One night hotel accommodation, estimation: €90 per night. In case IHE Delft student accommodation is available: €55 per night. DSA (Daily Subsistence Allowance), estimation: €30 per day.

Online Courses

For more information visit IHE Delft online courses, the fee of a course is mentioned on the webpage of the specific online course. VAT is not included in the course fee, this may have consequences for the height of the payable amount, read more below.

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Footnotes

  1. VAT* is not included, this may have consequences for the height of the payable amount, read more below.
  2. Academic period 2019/2021
  3. Deposit required

*Value Added Tax (VAT)

As of June 16, 2018 the legal status of IHE Delft has changed. As of this date, IHE Delft is a not for profit foundation covered by tax requirements in the Netherlands and IHE Delft has to charge (and pay) Value Added Tax (VAT). 

The VAT percentage charged by IHE Delft depends on variables. VAT will be charged by IHE Delft depending on to whom the invoice will be sent, where the activities will take place and where the beneficiary resides.

The most common cases are stated below.

When the invoice is sent to:

1. Natural person (private person)

  • The invoice is sent to a Dutch natural person, for an activity in or outside the Netherlands: VAT rate of 21% will be charged on the invoice,
  • The invoice is sent to a natural person resided within a European Union (EU) member country, for an activity in NL- or outside EU: VAT rate of 21% will be charged on the invoice,
  • The invoice is sent to a natural person from outside the EU: 21% VAT

2. Legal entity (private (i.e., business entity or non-governmental organization) or public (i.e., government) organization)

  • The invoice is sent to a Dutch legal entity: a VAT rate of 21% will be charged on the invoice.
  • The invoice is sent to a legal entity within a European Union (EU) member country with a valid VAT number: 0% VAT will be charged on the invoice, mentioning VAT reverse charge.
  • The invoice is sent to a legal entity within a European Union (EU) member country without a (valid) VAT number: A VAT rate of 21% will be charged on the invoice. No VAT will be charged if the legal entity is an International Organisation and can proof to be tax exempt in the country of residence.
  • The invoice is sent to legal entity outside the EU: no VAT will be charged, this is outside the scope of Dutch VAT.

This information is for guidance only. The application and impact of laws can vary based on the specific facts involved. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in this information.

 

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