Budget Basics

We are here to help the budget basics for your student life here in Maastricht. It is better to understand the basics of finance now so that you can save yourself from a great deal of stress in the future. Before you come to study here, it is important to make sure that you fully understand the financial costs and the budget you will need.

Aside from your tuition fees, you also have to consider other basic budget costs such as housing, groceries, leisure and many more. There are hundreds of apps that can help you manage your finances. The Maastricht council has also developed a useful website called pas op je geld (look after your money) with the same aim.

This section takes you through the information you need in order to manage your money more effectively. The first step is to open a Dutch bank account. Second, you should be aware of your overall total expenses when moving to Maastricht.  Third, you might want to check if you can apply for any financial support. Finally, we explain how to go about getting a job in the Netherlands.

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