Tuition Fees

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

MSc Programme in Water and Sustainable Development

The tuition fee charged by IHE Delft for the MSc Programme in Water and Sustainable Development is €19,720 (1,2) for the one-year (68EC) programme.

The fee includes the use of a laptop (3) for each MSc student and internet access in all rooms in IHE Delft rented accommodation in Delft. Also included are the handling fee, costs of fieldtrips, the introductory programme and study materials. The costs of the residence permit and insurance are not included in the tuition fee and are at this moment:

  • Health insurance: €54 per month
  • Residence permit: €192 one-off fee

Participants are expected to cover their own living expenses. The estimated amount needed for subsistence and accommodation is approximately €1000 per month.

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

Twenty five percent (25%) reduction of the tuition fee will be offered to private or public organizations that send a group of three or more of their employees to IHE-Delft in one academic year.

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.

PhD Programme

The IHE Delft fees are being subsidised by IHE Delft and are 30-40% lower than the real cost of the programme. The subsidised Tuition fees are currently € 61,616 (until 31 July 2022) for the 4-year PhD programme. From August 2022 the Tuition fee will be € 64,000. 

The Tuition fees are the same for all fellows, regardless of whether part of the research is done in one’s home country or at IHE Delft. The Tuition fee includes the use of a laptop, compulsory Sense courses, printing of the thesis and the Defence.

Additional costs are the compulsory health insurance of € 2592 for 4 years and € 192 for a residence permit. These costs are not included in the Tuition fee.

Participants are expected to cover their own living expenses. With regards to the requirements of the Immigration office (IND), a monthly income of roughly € 1300 per month is needed (totalling € 62,400 for 4 years). 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 (approximately € 1850 per month will be required, instead of €1300).

In addition to these amounts, other items have to be considered: tickets; research costs and equipment; travel costs of the supervisor to the field; books and other study material costs; seminars and conferences.

Short Courses

For more information visit IHE Delft short courses. The course fee is mentioned on the webpage of the specific short course. VAT is not included in the course fee, which may increase the amount payable - read more below.

Cost of living information: One-night hotel accommodation in or near Delft, 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, course fees are mentioned on the webpage of the specific online course. VAT is not included in the course fee, which may increase the amount payable – 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 2022/2023
  3. Deposit required

*Value Added Tax (VAT)

As of June 16, 2018, the legal status of IHE Delft has changed. From 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 prove it is 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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