Tuition Fees

The tuition fees as indicated below apply to the academic year 2024/2025 and include: course materials, study facilities and social activities. Travel expenses, accommodation, cost of living, recommended books and additional courses are NOT included.

Please note that the fees are subject to change and may be modified prior to the start of the academic year 2024/2025.


ProgrammesEU/EEANon EU/EEAAnnual prolongation fee
Master of Science in Health Sciences | 70 EC points€ 15,250€ 15,250€ 1,500
Research Master in Health Sciences | 2 Years | FULL-TIME | 120 EC pointsActual tuition fee*Actual tuition fee*Not applicable

*Tuition fee per year. Links to EUR website.

Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE: This does not apply to the fee of the research master programmes (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for  Erasmus MC PhD candidates, provided they have an account in Hora Finita, the Erasmus University PhD registration system. When submitting the application, you can state that someone else pays your tuition fee.

In case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.


25% reduction for all (international) PhD candidates without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD candidate.

Payment of the tuition fee

Master of Science in Health Sciences | FULL-TIME | PART-TIME | 70 EC points

NIHES will send you an invoice for the  tuition fee. The invoice must be paid before 1 August. The invoice can be paid in installments, please refer to the invoice for payment dates. Overdue payment may lead to exclusion from the programme.

Research Master in Health Sciences or Research Master in Clinical Research | 2 Years | FULL-TIME |120 EC points

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) will further coordinate your registration and all tuition-fee related issues after you have registered via, the official Dutch on-line enrolment wizard.

For further details please go to the EUR website.



Master of Science in Health Sciences | 70 EC points and Postgraduate Programme | 70 EC points

The following cancellation fees will be charged:

  • Cancellations between 1 July and 31 December in the starting year of your programme: course fees of the courses which should have been attended up until the date on which the written cancellation is received + € 750 for administrative costs.
  • Cancellations after 31 December after the start of the programme: the total tuition fee.
  • For Erasmus MC PhD candidates: in case you discontinue your Master programme, the ‘Cancellation policy for courses’ applies to all courses you are registered for when you discontinue the programme. The policy can be found on How to apply – NIHES, choose ‘Courses’, Cancellation policy.

Research Master in Health Sciences or Research Master in Clinical Research | 2 Years | FULL-TIME |120 EC points

For full details, please go to the EUR website: Home > Erasmus Student Service Centre > Finances > Tuition Fee.

Or contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre open from Monday through Friday from 09.30 to 17.00 hours via phone number +31 (0)10 408 2323.

Course exemptions and restitution

Students who are granted exemption from parts of the programme may claim a partial restitution of the tuition fee. However, this restitution can only be requested for exemptions based on previously completed NIHES courses.

Any restitution of the tuition fee can only be claimed before the start of the programme. No claims can be made after the start of the programme.

Course exemptions and/or changes to the regular programmes are decided in consultation with the programme coordinator. Requests for exemptions must be done in writing and sent to the programme coordinator before the start of the programme. Please refer to the study guide for more information.

Visa fee

Students from a non-EU/EEA country might need a visa to enter the Netherlands. For more information about costs, please refer to the website of the International Office of the EUR.