During the period of appointment (usually full-time for four years) an individual budget (varying for the six universities involved) is available for each student to finance the educational activities within the TSP. Furthermore, each AIO/OIO or sandwich PhD student is permitted to follow the regular education of the university. In all other cases these expenses must be financed via the project's funding, department funds or other sources such as NWO.
EPS offers reduced course fees to its PhD students having an approved TSP; only readers, drinks and meals are charged to a maximum of about € 90. Substantial higher fees are charged to postdoc's and staff members and to PhD students of other graduate schools. Commercial competitive fees are charged to non-university attendants.