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.

Started integrating on 1 January 2022 or after

  • If you are an , the municipality pays for your course. The first 2 attempts at every exam are free. You cannot borrow money from DUO.
  • Are you not an asylum status holder, but did you for instance come to the Netherlands to live with a family member? Then you have a choice:

Started integrating before 1 january 2022

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?

Started integrating on 1 January 2022 or after

The chart lists the price of the exams.

If you are an , the first 2 attempts at every exam are free. But not if you take the exam at a lower level than specified in your .

Exam Bedrag
Writing €50
Speaking €50
Listening €50
Reading €50
Knowledge of Dutch society €50
Total €250

The Module Labour Market and Participation (MAP) you will take at the municipality. You will not be charged for this.

Started integrating before 1 january 2022

The chart lists the price of the exams.

Exam Amount
Writing €50
Speaking €50
Listening €50
Reading €50
Knowledge of Dutch society €50
Orientation on the Dutch labour market €40
Total €290

How much does the participation statement cost?

Started integrating on 1 January 2022 or after

Did you start your integration as from 1 January 2022? Then the participation statement is free.

Started integrating before 1 January 2022

Did you start your integration before January 2022? And are you an ? Then the participation statement is free. If you are not an asylum status holder, the participation statement costs €150.

Money for child care

Did you receive a letter from DUO that you must integrate and 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.