On this page you find an indication of how much a student from abroad will need per month to cover the costs of living. Costs can vary greatly based on personal choices.
Average living expenses
|Expense||Explanation||Costs per month|
|Accommodation||varies greatly||€ 400 - € 650|
|Living expenses||Food, clothing, personal services, etc||€ 350 - € 450|
|Insurance||Health, personal liability, etc.||€ 40 - € 100|
You will also need to purchase a bicycle (approx. € 100 for a second-hand one) for local transportation. Read more about transportation.
Each course brings certain costs for materials. The following is an indication per school.
HKU Fine Art, HKU Design
The study costs on top of the tuition fee are about € 1,400 per year. This can vary per course and is also partly determined by yourself. If you choose excursions abroad and expensive materials, this is bound to raise the costs.
HKU Utrechts Conservatorium
At HKU Utrechts Conservatorium, in addition to your tuition fee you will pay out about € 250 per year for sheet music, literature and readers. The costs can vary for each main subject and a lot will depend on your own interests. Apart from this amount, you should take into account costs for insurance, concert tickets, concert outfits, and maintenance and renewal of your instrument.
HKU Media, HKU Games and Interaction and HKU Music and Technology
At HKU Media, HKU Games and Interaction and HKU Music and Technology the study costs over and above the tuition fee vary between € 500 and € 1,000 per year (books, readers, memory cards, third party insurance). Purchase costs of optional personal equipment are around € 1,350.
HKU Art and Economics
Master of Arts in Arts Management students should reserve approximately
• € 50 per year for additional travel expenses for projects and outings
• € 150 for a 3-day study trip to Brussels
• funds for a mandatory 1 month long research project abroad. Costs vary based on personal choice of location and project details. Students can request school funding (€ 250 or € 400).