Corona discount for non-EEA students

Studies delayed due to the coronavirus crisis? For students from outside Europe that’s a costly business, which is why TU Delft is giving final-year students a discount.

The Dutch government is allocating €200 million to compensate affected final-year students; those who obtain a diploma between September 2020 and the end of January 2021 at a university of applied sciences (associate degree, Bachelor’s or Master’s) or at a university (Master’s only) will receive a refund on three months of tuition fees. For students at universities and universities of applied sciences, that amounts to €535. For students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that sum is on the low side, since they pay high institutional fees. Therefore, some institutions have taken the voluntary decision to charge non-EEA students, who have experienced a delay, a reduced fee for several months starting from 1 September. This discount is not available to everyone. Only final-year Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree students, who would have graduated without the coronavirus crisis, are eligible. At Delft University of Technology they will be given up to 3 months to complete their programme for the statutory tuition fee. (HOP/Evelien Flink, Translation: Taalcentrum-VU)

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