Spatial Engineering

Financial overview

What will the Master Spatial Engineering cost you?
And how do you finance your study?

Tuition fees

Statutory tuition fee

If you are a national of an EU/EEA country, it is likely you need to pay the so-called ‘statutory tuition fee’. This fee is determined and subsidized by the Dutch government. The statutory tuition fee applies to most, but not all EU/EEA countries and/or master’s programmes (also see ‘Institutional tuition fee’). In the Netherlands, the statutory tuition fee for the academic year 2018-2019 is:

  • Euro 2,060 per year for a master’s programme. Each (academic) year the tuition fee will be adjusted.

More information and detailed payment conditions

Institutional tuition fee 2018-2019

Dutch universities do not receive government funding for non-EU students. Therefore non-EU students need to pay higher fees. The University of Twente applies the following institutional fee for the academic year 2018-2019:

  • Euro 14,250 per year for a 2-year master’s programme. Each (academic) year the tuition fee will be adjusted. 

More information and detailed payment conditions

Cost of living and additional costs

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. 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: € 5,000
  • Books & supplies: € 500
  • Bank account: € 50
  • Food: € 2,500
  • Transportation: € 600
  • Other (clothing etc.): € 800
  • Bicycle: € 125
  • Insurance (optional for EU/EEA students*): € 480
  • Entry visa / residence permit (Non-EU/EEA students only): € 317

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.


After being admitted to the Master Spatial Engineering you need to make sure you can finance your studies. Well, good news! The Master's Spatial Engineering is eligible for scholarships from the ITC Foundation and ITC Excellence Scholarship programme.

A number of (partial) scholarships are available from the ITC Foundation for students from outside the EU/EEA.

Partial scholarships available from the
ITC Foundation Scholarship Programme
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