Tuition and fees

  Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Tuition fee € 8,100 € 8,100
Housing fee C-single* € 2,478 € 2,980 - €3,122**
Housing fee C-double* € 2,215 € 2,667 - €2,794**
Housing fee P-single* € 3,283 € 3,949 - €4,139**
Housing fee P-double* € 2,328 € 2,816 - €2,950**
5-day Berlin study trip Included Included
Dutch day trip Included Included
Paris cultural weekend Included Included
Airport pick up & drop off Included Included
Extensive introduction programme Included Included
Integration into Dutch student life Included Included
On-site support throughout the programme Included Included
Library and IT services Included Included
Transcripts Included Included
Disability Management Included Included
24/7 emergency assistance Included Included
Dutch SIM card Included Included

* Most CES students stay in single or double rooms at the International Student Guesthouse of Maastricht University. Rooms in the P-building have a private kitchen and rooms in the C-building have communal cooking facilities; in both buildings, the bathroom facilities are shared. Participants in the CES Open Enrolment Semester Programmes also have the option of subletting a room in a student house.
**Depending on class selection.

Additional expenses

Per semester

Visa & residence permit

***€ 192

Airfare

€ 1,000

Insurance (optional)

****€ 200

Groceries

€ 1,400

Books & materials

€ 350

Clothing & personal expenses

€ 475

Leisure expenses

€ 500

Bike (2nd hand)

€ 50-100

Gym membership

€ 65-135

Phone contract

€ 104

Would you like to see the breakdown per month? Just click below.
Student expenses - typical monthly amounts.

*** Most students need a temporary Dutch residence permit (VVR) for stays longer than 90 days and some students might need a visa (MVV). CES will assist you with every part of this process. Please have a look at the visa section for more information.

**** Students need sufficient health care, liability and travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Most students are covered through their home university. More information about student insurance can be found here.

How to pay

Who will receive an invoice?
When you decide to study with CES, you either receive an invoice from CES or you settle the costs with your home university or college. For more information, please contact your own Study Abroad Advisor or CES.

Invoices
Invoices will be sent out via regular mail approx. 6-8 weeks before the start of the programme. We've also created the following pdf for you with instructions on 'How to make a payment from the US'.

Convert
Prices are in EUROS. To convert to US dollars, please use the Oanda Currency converter.

Cancellation policy
The Center for European Studies incurs costs for each student we register. CES applies the following cancellation regulations:

For Fall:

  • If a student withdraws before May 1, no costs will be charged with the exception of any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable;
  • If a student withdraws between May 1 and June 30, CES will charge 25% of the tuition fee and any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable;
  • If a student withdraws between July 1 and the start/arrival day of the programme, CES will charge 50% of the tuition fee and any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable;
  • If a student withdraws on or after the arrival day of the programme, CES will charge 100% of the tuition fee and any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable.

For Spring:

  • If a student withdraws before November 1, no costs will be charged with the exception of any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable;
  • If a student withdraws between November 1 and November 30, CES will charge 25% of the tuition fee and any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable;
  • If a student withdraws between December 1 and the start/arrival day of the programme, CES will charge 50% of the tuition fee and any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable;
  • If a student withdraws on or after the arrival day of the programme, CES will charge 100% of the tuition fee and any non-refundable visa fees, where applicable.

Exceptions to the abovementioned cancellation regulations will be reviewed by CES on a case-by-case basis.