Fees and Funding
For general information on finances for international students at the University of Amsterdam, please have a look at these pages of the UvA.
Tuition FeeThere are two different tuition rates, one for European students and one for non-European students. For detailed information, please have a look at these pages of the UvA.
The fees are the same for the M.Sc programme in logic and the Logic Year.
There is no tuition fee for the PhD programme.
HousingThe rent for single rooms varies from € 375 to € 550 per month (including electricity and gas). For more information, click here.
Living CostsIn addition to the tuition fee and accommodation expenses, applicants should budget approximately € 400 to € 500 a month for other expenses.
Study MaterialThe costs of books and other study material vary per course. Students should budget approximately € 75 per month for books and other study materials.
Health InsuranceAll people in the Netherlands are required by law to have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their stay. There are several good private healthcare agreements for students that will suffice for you. These are cheaper and will approximately cost you € 50 per month.
Please note that in case you have a paid job, even only for one hour a week, you are obliged to take out the Dutch basic health insurance.
Please do have a look here for more detailed information.
Students from EU countries (except from Bulgaria and Romania) are officially allowed to hold a job in the Netherlands. They do not need to obtain a work permit and there is no limit to how many hours they work.
Students, from non-EU countries, who also have to apply for a residence permit, are allowed to work maximum ten hours per week during the year (or they may apply their cumulative work hours to a seasonal job in June, July and/or August). Please note that also in these cases their employer needs to apply for a work permit.For information about working in the Netherlands alongside your studies, please have a look on this webpage of the UvA.
Amsterdam Merit ScholarshipsThe Amsterdam Merit Scholarship programme aims at attracting the world's brightest students to the University of Amsterdam. Since September 2007, outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship. For more information, click here. Please note that the number of these scholarships is limited. Typically, at most one MSc Logic student will receive such a scholarship each year.
Beth ScholarshipSince 2003 the MSc Logic has been supported by the Evert Willem Beth Foundation by providing funding for a number of students in the form of a Beth Scholarship. If you are an outstanding student with broad interests, you can indicate on your application that you would like to be considered as a candidate for the Beth Scholarship. Please note hat the number of Beth Scholarships is limited. Typically, one or two new scholarships are available each year. Click here to see a list of our Beth Scholars.
Erasmus Mundus Action 2Erasmus Mundus Action 2 is a collection of programmes linking European universities to non-European countries, offering exchange opportunities for students on undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral level as well as for university staff in academic or administrative positions, financed by the European Commission. The University of Amsterdam participates in two of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programmes:
FulbrightAmerican graduate students can apply for a Fulbright grant. Application cycles usually open in spring and close mid October for courses starting in September of the following year.
More information on Fulbright grants can be obtained from their website.
Other grantsDepending on availability and other factors, we may be able to give small grants for partial support of exceptional students that couldn't get other support. In the past, there have been grants funded by the ILLC for highly exceptional students and grants funded by the Heyting Foundation for students with a marked interest in mathematical logic.
Click here to find out if there are any other possibilities for you.