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The following student budget is meant as an indication of the budget required annually when studying at the University of Twente. Please note that tuition fees are not included in this budget.


The total cost of living is around €12.000,- per year, excluding tuition fees. This information is meant as an indication of an average student annual budget. Costs are subject to change: typographical errors may occur. The following costs are included in this budget:

  • Housing: €5.500
  • Books & supplies: €600
  • Bank account: €50
  • Food: €2.500
  • Transportation: €800
  • Other (clothing etc.): €1000
  • Bicycle: €125
  • Insurance (optional for EU/EEA students (*)): €650
  • Entry visa / residence permit (Non-EU/EEA students only): €192
  • Some programmes require extra study material, for example specific software

Insurance costs

(*) Insurance costs for EU/EEA students depend on policies of insurance companies in home country. EU/EEA students can opt for additional insurance of €10-€25 per month. This insurance covers costs of liability, household contents and luggage, legal aid and extra costs.

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