How much does integration cost?

How much does the course cost?

The cost of integration courses varies from school to school. Ask the school how much they charge for the course.

How much does the integration exam cost?

The following table gives the prices for the exams.

Exam Cost
Writing € 50,-
Speaking € 60,-
Listening € 50,-
Reading € 50,-
Knowledge of Dutch Society € 40,-
Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market € 100,-
Total € 350,-

Participation statement

The participation statement is free of charge for asylum migrants (refugees). Other people in the integration process have to pay €150 for the participation statement. You pay the money for the participation statement to the municipality (the municipality is the city or town where you live).

How do you pay for this?

You pay for the course and the exam yourself. Often you can also borrow money from DUO for this.

Child care

Do your children attend child care? And are you doing an integration course or NT2 course at an approved school? Then maybe you can get money back from the Belastingdienst (Tax and Customs Administration). This money is called ‘kinderopvangtoeslag’ (child care allowance). You need to apply for ‘kinderopvangtoeslag’ at the Belastingdienst.

Travel expenses

Did you choose a course outside your home town? Some municipalities will pay for your travel expenses, but not all. Ask the city or town you live in.