Fees & Funding

Fees & 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.


Affordable housing is scarce in Amsterdam. If you are a first-year international student or an exchange student, you can apply for UvA student housing. Unfortunately, the UvA does not have enough housing resources to supply housing to all European students. So you if you're from Europe, you may have to find a room or shared flat on the private rental market.

The rent for single rooms offered by the UvA varies from €375 to €550 per month (including electricity and gas). For more information, click here. Housing prices on the private market vary.

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 Kroatia, until 1 July 2018) 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 at the University of Amsterdam for more information and support.


At the University of Amsterdam, the vast majority of students does not hold a scholarship but is self-funded. Do not expect that getting admitted to the Master of Logic means that you will get a scholarship: there are four local scholarships, the AMS, the AES, the ASTS, and the E W Beth Scholarship, and usually two to five of our accepted applicants will get one of these. If you wish to apply for one of these four scholarships, please read the page on UvA Scholarships in detail.

Students can also come with external funding, e.g., from their home country or from some other foundation or funding agency. Examples are the Fulbright grants (more information on their website). For other grants, consult the Grant Finder or the list of scholarships on the webpage of the Graduate School of Science.

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