Tuition & Fellowships

Please note that there are no fellowships available from IHE Delft. You will have to look for financial assistance yourself. However, below we have listed some possible funds you may be eligible for. Once you have obtained financial assistance we will also ask you to send us an original certified copy of your MSC degree and transcript.

Tuition

The programme 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 student 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 €307, and handling fee of €1820.

Participants are expected to cover their own living expenses, totalling €57,120 for 4 years (€1190 per month). This amount includes the costs of accommodation and other personal expenses. Participants who are accompanied by their families should have additional financial resources. On top of these amounts other items have to be considered: tickets; research costs and equipment; travel costs of the supervisor to the field; book allowances; costs for travel and conferences.

*Value Added Tax (VAT)

As of June 16, 2018 the legal status of IHE Delft is 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 precentage 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, unless the activity is education outside NL. Education activities, outside the EU are charged with no VAT, this is outside the scope of Dutch VAT. Education outside NL but in EU is charged depending the countries VAT rules.
  • The invoice is sent to a natural person resided within a European Union (EU) member country, for an activity in- or outside EU: VAT rate of 21% will be charged on the invoice, unless the activity is education. Education activities, outside the EU are charged with no VAT, this is outside the scope of Dutch VAT. Education outside NL but in EU is charged depending the countries VAT rules.
  • The invoice is sent to a natural person from outside the EU: 21% VAT will be charged if the activity is (f.i. education) in the Netherlands. Education activities, outside the EU are charged with no VAT, this is outside the scope of Dutch VAT. Education outside NL but in EU is charged depending the countries VAT rules. Other activities (not education) outside the EU are charged with 21%.

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. Exception are activities within the criteria mentioned in resolution BLKB2015/17 (development aid), those will be charged with 0% VAT 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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Nuffic

Nuffic has a new fellowship programme called OKP (Orange Knowledge Programme) that replaces NFP. However, for PhD it is no longer possible to apply for a stand-alone fellowship. 

We advise you to have a look at http://www.studyinholland.nl for information on fellowships handled by Nuffic and other possible sponsors. 

Additional sources for PhD Scholarships

Schlumberger Foundation/Faculty for the Future
The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program is awarding fellowships and supporting women academics in science and engineering from developing and emerging countries for their advanced graduate study at top universities abroad.
 
LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education)
For students with Indonesian nationality, graduated from an accredited Indonesian university or an overseas university acknowledged by the Indonesian Higher Education Directorate (DIKTI), maximum age 35 (for Master’s programme) or 40 (for PhD programme). 
 
VIED (Vietnam International Education Development)
Vietnamese students can apply for fellowships provided by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training.
More info: http://vied.vn/en
 
National Fellowships in Latin America
These fellowships are for nationals from the mentioned Latin American country.
Your country might also offer individual fellowships for studies abroad, contact your national Ministry of Education or a similar organisation/agency for more information.

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