Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Unfortunately, you cannot study for free. Nevertheless, there are lots of opportunities to fund all or part of your studies, both nationally and internationally. We have listed them for you. If you have any further questions or you want to apply for a scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Lemmens ( for an appointment at the International Office.

Tuition fees
In any case, you should be aware that - depending on your situation - students from the EU pay the annual statutory tuition fees, and non-EU/EEA students pay the institutional tuition fees. Click here  to see which amount applies to your situation.

EU-students, attention!
From 2018-2019 on, first year students will pay half of the annual statutory tuition fees.
For Music in Eduction students this applies for the first two years of their study.
More info here.

Opportunities to fund all or part of your studies

  • Dutch students can apply for student finance with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
  • Students who have to pay the institutional tuition fees, (such as non-EU EU/EEA students) may be eligible for a Zuyd Excellence Scholarship. This is subject to certain conditions, however. Students must obtain at least 45 of the 60 ECTS each academic year in order to keep this scholarship, and spend five hours a month working as an ambassador for Conservatorium Maastricht. More information is available on the Zuyd scholarships
    For students from outside the European Economic Area who want to do a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has set up the Holland Scholarship programme. You will find more information and the conditions on Zuyd International.
  • FOR CONSERVATORIUM STUDENTS ONLY: in order to support young talented musicians financially, Conservatorium Maastricht has set up the Conservatorium Maastricht Foundation (CMF). Friends of the CMF donate money to help talents like you get the most out of their studies. For more information and the conditions, click here.
  • The Geveke-Engeln Foundation offers financial support, in the form of a loan, to a limited number of students who wish to purchase an instrument but lack the means to do so. For more information, send an e-mail to Raissa Reintjens.
  • The Staetshuys Fund offers financial support to young (under 31) classically trained singers for extra lessons, participation in competitions, masterclasses, travel and accommodation. You will find more information on their website.