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Master's

Financial proof

Sufficient financial means

For the Immigration and Naturalisation Department (IND) you need to provide us with financial proof showing that you have sufficient financial means to cover both your living expenses and your tuition fee (the proof regarding tuition fee is not applicable for exchange students).

Proof of financial means

If you are an exchange student: you should have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses for the duration of your exchange programme.

If you are a regular Bachelor’s or Master’s student: you should have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses for a period of 12 months (€10,800), plus your tuition fee.

Living expenses

The minimum amount needed for your living expenses is €900 per month. The full amount you have to show financial proof for corresponds to the number of months you will be enrolled (with a maximum of 12 months). For example, if the duration of your programme is:

  • from September to February (1st semester): 5 months x €900 = €4,500
  • from February to August (2nd semester): 7 months x €900 = €6,300
  • One year or more: 12 months x €900 = €10,800

Please note that the amount is determined by the IND and indicates their estimate of your monthly costs, including any expected increase. For an overview of living expenses and money matters, see the link below.

Tuition fee

(not applicable for Exchange students)

The tuition fee differs per study programme, the amount needed corresponds to a full academic year of your programme.

  • You can select multiple options to prove that you have sufficient financial means to cover both your living expenses and tuition fee.
  • Preferably the tuition fee is paid in advance, before the (visa and) residence permit application is submitted. If it is not possible for you to pay the tuition fee in advance, you can choose between the options mentioned below to prove how you are financing your tuition fee.

Options for financial proof

  • Please note that all documents must be in Dutch, English, French or German. If your documents are in another language, you must arrange for the documents to be translated by an official translator.
  • All documents should be uploaded in PDF-format.
  • You can calculate your local currency to Euros via xe.com.

The options to prove that you have sufficient financial means to cover your living expenses and/or tuition fee are:

  • a) Own financial means

    You will need to upload a bank statement and/or account statement of a bank account held in your name. The bank statement must include:

    • the date (the bank statement must be dated within the last two months)
    • your full name
    • your account number
    • the balance
    • the currency
    • The contact details of the bank, including address, phone number, email and/or website.
    • The account must be a current, checking, savings, or deposit account (we do not accept timed deposit, investment, trust fund, credit card, and corporate accounts), or it must be clearly stated on the statement that there is no restriction on withdrawal.

    Joint account holder?

    In case the bank account has a joint account holder, a statement is required. Please submit the joint account holder statement filled in by the joint account holder that states that you are allowed to use the money on the account for the purpose of study. Include the following details:

    • name of the joint account holder
    • the bank account number
    • your name
    • the date
    • signature of the joint account holder(s)
    • a scan of his/her passport
    • start and end date study programme.
  • b) Scholarships

    You will need to upload a scholarship letter (or the downloadable form below) confirming that the scholarship has been granted to you, showing:

    • the institution that is granting the scholarship
    • who the scholarship is granted to (initials, surname, date of birth)
    • the period during which the scholarship is granted
    • the amount of the scholarship. It is clearly stated that you will be able to spend the scholarship on your living expenses and tuition fee of the UvA during your stay in the Netherlands.
    • under which scholarship program the scholarship will be provided
    • the scholarship letter is provided with the date.
  • c) Someone living outside the Netherlands is supporting me financially

    You will need to upload:

    • The sponsor's financial statement, in which your sponsor declares to support you during your stay in the Netherlands (form downloadable below)
    • A scan of your sponsor's passport
    • Proof that your sponsor is financially in the position to sponsor you: you will need to upload a bank statement and/or account statement from the bank account held in your sponsor's name. The bank statement must include:
      • the date (the bank statement must be dated within the last two months)
      • your sponsor’s full name
      • your sponsors account number
      • the balance
      • the currency
      • the contact details of the bank, including address, phone number, email and/or website
      • The account must be a current, checking or savings account, or it must be clearly stated on the statement that there is no restriction on withdrawal.

    Joint account holder?

    If your sponsor’s bank account is a joint account, please let the joint account holder fill in the sponsor's financial statement (mentioned above) as well, OR let the joint account holder fill in the joint account holder statement (form downloadable below) that states that your sponsor is allowed to use the money on the account for the purpose of your study. Include the following details:

    • name of the joint account holder
    • the bank account number
    • your name
    • the date
    • signature of the joint account holder
    • a scan of his/her passport
    • start and end date study programme.
  • d) Deposit funds into the account of the UvA (only applicable to living expenses)

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: we do not advise to choose this option, because of the corononavirus situation.

    Only use this option if it is impossible for you to get a valid bank statement. Please be advised that you will get your living expenses transferred back into a Dutch bank account, which you can only open when you are in the Netherlands, and once you have registered at a municipality. It takes at least one month before you have an active Dutch bank account, so make sure you bring enough spending money for the first month.

    • Upload the proof of transfer to the UvA bank account in your application