Financial matters

Cost of living

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 €9.500 - €10.500 per year, excluding tuition fees. The following costs are included in this budget:

  • Housing: €5.000
  • Books & supplies: €500
  • Bank account: €50
  • Food: €2.500
  • Transportation: €600
  • Other (clothing etc.): €800
  • Bicycle: €125
  • Insurance (optional for EU/EEA students (*)): €450
  • Entry visa / residence permit (Non-EU/EEA students only): €311

(*) 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. Please contact International Office for more information.

The information on this page is meant as an indication of an average student annual budget. This page is subject to change: typographical errors may occur. No rights can be derived from the information on this page.

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