How much does integration cost?

Usually, you follow a course to integrate and take an exam. The course and the exam cost money.

How to pay for your integration

How you pay for your course and exams, depends on when you actually started your integration.

You started your integration before 1 January 2022

You have a choice:

  • pay for the course and the exam yourself, or
  • borrow money from DUO.

You can borrow money from DUO, but only for schools listed on the website zoekinburgerschool.nl Link opent externe pagina .

You started your integration on 1 January 2022 or after
  • If you are an asylum seeker, the municipality pays for your course. The municipality also pays for your first 2 attempts at every exam. You cannot borrow money from DUO.
  • Are you not an asylum seeker, but did you for instance come to the Netherlands to live with a family member? Then you have a choice:

How much does the course cost?

Not every school charges the same for the integration course. Ask the school how much the course costs.

How much does the integration exam cost?

You started your integration before 1 january 2022

The chart lists the price of the exams.

Exam costs
Exam Amount
Writing €50
Speaking €50
Listening €50
Reading €50
Knowledge of Dutch society €50
Orientation on the Dutch labour market €50
Total €300
You started your integration on 1 January 2022 or after

The chart lists the price of the exams.

If you are an asylum seeker, the municipality will pay for your first 2 attempts at every exam. But not if you take the exam at a lower level than specified in your PIP.

Exam costs
Exam Amount
Writing €50
Speaking €50
Listening €50
Reading €50
Knowledge of Dutch society €50
Module Labour Market and Participation (MAP) €0
Total €300

The Module Labour Market and Participation (MAP) you take with the . You do not have to pay for this.

How much does the participation statement cost?

  • If you are an asylum seeker, then the participation statement is free.
  • Did you start your integration before January 2022? Then the  participation statement costs €150.
  • Did you start your integration as from 1 January 2022? Then the  participation statement is free.
Money for child care

Do your children attend child care? And are you taking an integration course or Nt2 course at a school listed on zoekinburgerschool.nl Link opent externe pagina ? If so, you may be eligible for a reimbursement from the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (‘Belastingdienst’). This is called child care allowance (‘kinderopvangtoeslag’). You can only get childcare allowance if you are required to integrate.

DUO informs the Tax and Customs Administration about your course. Often DUO receives this information directly from your school. If you want to provide this information to DUO yourself, you can use the ‘Verzoek registratie van inschrijfgegevens voor de kinderopvangtoeslag’ form.

Travel expenses

Did you choose a course outside your home town? Some municipalities will pay for your travel expenses, but not all. Ask your municipality.