Studying in North America costs LESS money than studying in the Netherlands?

It really IS possible: studying at some US colleges can be cheaper than studying in the Netherlands. How? We share some tips and tricks.

HOW MUCH DOES STUDYING COST?

Do you know how much studying in the Netherlands really costs you per year? Often, students do not realize what they spend ona room, tuition, books, insurance and food. The Dutch National Institute for Family Finance Information (Nibud.nl) did research on the average expenses of a student (who does not live with their parents) in the Netherlands. We compared these figures with one of the cheapest options to study and live in the US. We didn’t even use any scholarships in this example!

Country

United States*

the Netherlands

Tuition

Books and school
supplies

Room and board

Personal expenses

TOTAL

€ 2,245

€ 1,220

€ 5,365 All-in

€ 1,462

€ 10,292

€ 2,060

€ 696

Room: € 5.004
Food: € 2,172

€ 2,628

€ 12,560

* Based on the USD-EUR exchange rate of April 23, 2018.

WAIT, WHAT?

In this example, a student spends more for studying in the Netherlands than in the US. How is this possible?

Factors that make studying in the US or Canadian affordable:

Location of the school

The location of a school affects the cost of living in North America. Your rent, groceries and entertainment is cheaper in certain regions and places compared to other. Do you want to go for the most economical options? Look at schools in the less well-known, and in the sparsely populated states. Stay away from the big cities!

WAIT, WHAT?

In this example, a student spends more for studying in the Netherlands than in the US. How is this possible?

Factors that make studying in the US or Canadian affordable:

Location of the school

The location of a school affects the cost of living in North America. Your rent, groceries and entertainment is cheaper in certain regions and places compared to other. Do you want to go for the most economical options? Look at schools in the less well-known, and in the sparsely populated states. Stay away from the big cities!

Other factors that have not been included in this example, but which do help make your study in North America more affordable:

Your Dutch DUO loan
Did you know that, in most cases, you can take your DUO loan with you, if you want to obtain a higher education diploma in the US or Canada? Also, you can get a reimbursement for your student travel product (studentenreisproduct), which gets you almost an additional 100 euros per month. A great way to finance your study abroad!

Apply for American or Canadian scholarships
In the example above, didn’t even included the possibility of an American scholarship. Many American and Canadian schools would love to have a European student on their campus and they can have a budget to help finance it. For example, students with good grades can get one or more academic scholarships. And in the US, talented athletes can finance their college/university’s tuition because they received a spots scholarship. A large number of colleges give financial support to talented international students, if their financial and personal situation gives reason to do so – in some cases, students can receive up to 100% financing. It is also possible to get a combination of all types of financing from an American school. With a scholarship, tuition fees can be largely or completely paid for. If you would like to know whether you are eligible for a scholarship, please contact us. We help you to qualify for scholarships and help you with the application!

Are you interested in studying at an American or Canadian university, college or high school starting in AUGUST 2018? Please contact us before May 15th!

START AT A SCHOOL IN THE US OR CANADA IN AUGUST?

You still have time! Get in touch with us BEFORE 15 May 2018. We will do the rest!

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