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.
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.
The IHE Delft fees are being subsidised by IHE Delft and are 30-40% lower than the real cost of the programme. The subsidised fees are € 59,820 for the 4-year programme. These fees are the same for all fellows regardless whether the part of the research is done in one’s home country instead of at IHE Delft. The tuition fee includes compulsory Sense courses, printing of the thesis and the Defence. It also includes the use of a laptop for every PhD student with 24-hour internet access in all rooms in the IHE Delft accommodation in Delft.
Other additional costs are the compulsory health insurance of € 1920 and the residence permit of € 171. 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 (totaling to € 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 (€ 1850 per month).
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.
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.
- VAT* is not included, this may have consequences for the height of the payable amount, read more below.
- Academic period 2019/2021 and 2020/2022
- 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.