Fees and Funding

Fees and other Expenses

For general information on finances for international students at the University of Amsterdam, please have a look at these pages.

Tuition Fee

There 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. The fees for the MSc Logic and the Logic Year are the same.


The rent for single rooms varies from € 375 to € 550 per month (including electricity and gas). For more information, click here.

Living Costs

In addition to tuition and accommodation, students should budget approximately €400 to €500 a month for other expenses.

Study Materials

The costs of books and other study material vary per course. Students should budget approximately € 75 per month for books and other study materials.

Health Insurance

Everyone in the Netherlands is 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 refer to this page for more information.


Students from EU countries (except for 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 a maximum of 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 in all cases their employer needs to apply for a work permit.

For information about working in the Netherlands alongside your studies, please have a look at this page.


Information on loans (for students from certain countries) can be found on these UvA pages.

Please contact the Financial Aid officer at the University of Amsterdam for more information and support.


For the first three scholarship programmes listed below (AMS, AES, Beth), you have to apply through us. Please indicate your interest in the application form. We will request additional information from you if and when we need it. Please note that for these programmes we can only consider candidates who apply for September entry and who apply by the official deadlines. To be considered for the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship you need to apply as early as possible and preferably by the 15th of December.

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship

The Amsterdam Merit Scholarship programme aims at attracting the world's brightest students to the University of Amsterdam. Since 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.

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship

In 2014, the University of Amsterdam will launch the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship, targeting exceptionally talented Master's students from outside Europe.

Beth Scholarship

Since 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 at most two new scholarships are available each year. Click here to see a list of our Beth Scholars.

Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus Action 2 is a collection of programmes linking European universities to non-European countries, offering exchange opportunities for students at undergraduate, Master's, 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:

  • Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia (EMEA), for students from Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan;
  • Erasmus Mundus Action 2 for South Africa (ema2sa), for students from South Africa.

Please take a look at the above websites for more information.


American 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 Grants

Consult the Grant Finder to find out whether there are any other possibilities for you.