Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

Advanced Diploma Tuition Fees
We offer three different fee types, depending on whether you prefer to pay in full upfront or spread the cost of the fees throughout your studies (monthly or terms).

The fees below are valid for registrations as of February 1st, 2024, replacing all previous prices.

Part-time programme (duration: 2 years)

Payment Plan A (Monthly instalments):
Registration fee: € 200
Course fees: € 19.680 paid in 24 monthly instalments of € 820

Payment Plan B (Instalments per term which is 32 weeks):
Registration fee: € 200
Course fees: € 18.960 paid in 3 term instalments of € 6.320

Payment Plan C (Full tuition fee paid up-front):
Registration fee: € 200
Course fees: € 18.450 paid in 1 instalment

Registration Fee
We ask all our applicants for a registration fee to finalise their official online application. The registration fee will be refunded if the applicant does not successfully complete the admission process. Payment of the registration fee can be done via wire transfer, you can find our bank details below.

Bank Details
Account Name: ARI Education NL
IBAN: NL12 RABO 0158 1674 57

Our Advanced Diploma is not eligible for NL undergraduate student loans.  Lots of our students choose to spread the cost of the course during their time with us, to help with financing their studies. If you’d like to chat with us about the payment plan and making this work for you please get in touch.


PLEASE NOTE: Tax deduction for study costs will change in 2022 in the Netherlands. More info.

2021 and earlier:
Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam is an approved short vocational education provider in the Netherlands, registered under the name ARI Education NL B.V. Students following the programme are able to receive support on the tuition fee via a tax deduction. Therefore the actual costs of the course can be significantly less, depending on the tax bracket you are in. Be aware that the actual refund depends on the income earned in the same year. No income in the year of study? It is possible to carry forward the deduction to the first year with income.

The above does not apply to people receiving any governmental benefits, or those who are not yet employed.
Disclaimer: This information comes from a Chamber auditor and is to the best of our knowledge up to date. For safety reasons always check with the Belastingdienst 0800 – 0543 as rules sometimes change. Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam is officially “short vocational education” and does not entitle study finance. Precisely because of that, our tuition is eligible for tax deduction. Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam is not liable for damage connected in any way with the information on this page. So always check the current state of affairs via the Belastingdienst.


It’s been a life-changing experience really. I came with the willingness and hunger to learn and I left with the awareness of being not only a better producer and engineer, but a better person/human being. Once you’ve learnt all the techy stuff, you realise how much more essential it is to learn the emotional and psychological part of the game and how to deal with artists. And that only comes with passion, hunger and dedication.

Marco Spaggiari, Amsterdam Graduate 2018

It’s insane how inspiring it is to put fifteen musicians of all genres and backgrounds in one class and work on your skills together. I mean, Abbey Road brought me a lot of knowledge, a great network and practical skills – that’s what I signed up for. But it also gave me a bloody great time, tons of fun and sort of a second family.

Rudy Mackay, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for this course, not only for the invaluable education but also for the good people at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, and everyone I’ve met along the year.

Kiko Medeiros, Amsterdam Graduate 2018

By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?

Janice Wong, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

Abbey Road Institute is not a school, it is a high end production studio with a control room full of learners.

Théo Dorey, Amsterdam Graduate 2016

“Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute“

Stefan Roscovan, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.

Fabian Brummel, Amsterdam Graduate 2017