Going on exchange will cost money. Even though you do not pay extra tuition fee to the exchange university, you will have to pay for travel expenses, for a place to live, for food and other things. As a rule of thumb, GO advises you to budget for an extra €300 per month above what it would cost you to live by yourself in the Netherlands. For many countries this may well be more than enough; for others you may need more. Your country tutor can advise you in more detail on this. For helpful hints on accommodation see preparation.

Applying for a grant via our International Office

THUAS facilitates various (financial) aids to help you make your exchange possible. Depending on where you want to go and for how long, our International Office (different from the Global Office) is involved with the following three grants:

For information on these grants and how to apply, please contact the International Office on the 1st floor of the Oval: 

International Office – team Scholarships

Location: Oval 1.02


Tel: 031 (0) 70-445 8505

Applying for a grant yourself

You can also apply for a grant yourself directly at the various foundations that offer grants and scholarships. One of the larger search engines for this, is called Beursopener (Dutch only). The biggest difference between this route and via our International Office, is that all communication is done directly with the issuing entity of the financial aid and you. Usually, the deadlines for applying are also more ahead of time, so start early! More often than not, there are some very specific requirements, so please read the requirements before you apply.

Whether or not you are eligible for financial aid (grant, scholarship or subsidy) you should:

  • Always budget your stay abroad without a grant.
  • Realise that a grant will never cover the entire cost of your exchange: it is only a contribution to help you with your travel and living expenses.
  • Remember that refusal by the issuing party is possible; you do not have a right to a grant, only the possibility of one.

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