Tuition fee payment

Your tuition fee needs to be credited to the UvA’s bank account one day before your degree programme starts at the latest. If you choose to pay in terms, you need to confirm this in Studielink also one day before your degree programme starts at the latest. For example, if you start on 1 September, the payment deadline is 31 August. If the UvA does not receive your tuition fee on time, you will not be enrolled and you will not be entitled to attend classes or receive financial assistance or reimbursement for public transport. You can pay your tuition fee as follows:

Direct debit

You can arrange the direct debit payment of your tuition fees through Studielink. Be sure to read the direct debit terms and conditions for 2017-2018 and the direct debit dates of 2017-2018.

Please consider the following:
•    You can pay the tuition fees in full or in ten instalments.
•    If you are enrolled in a pre-Master’s programme, you may pay the tuition fees in full or in five instalments.
•    You can authorise the UvA to withdraw the payment from your own account or a third party can authorise the UvA to withdraw the payment from their account on your behalf.
•    It is not possible to authorise a direct debit from a foreign bank account, unless the bank is in a country which is a member of the SEPA area.
•    A direct debit authorisation is only possible once you have received confirmation, so keep an eye on your ‘To do’ list in Studielink, as well as your inbox.

If you want to change your bank account details or want to switch from one to ten instalments or vice versa, you can use the form Change direct debit details. You will need your UvA net-ID for this.

Do you have any questions or problems to do with authorising the direct debit? Please contact the Digital Student Service Desk or call + 31 (0)20 525 8080.

Paying your tuition fees directly

If you want to pay your tuition fees directly to the UvA, you have three options:

•    credit card or iDEAL
•    bank transfer
•    bank transfer from a foreign account

Paying your tuition fees by credit card or iDEAL

Use the UvA payment module for your payment.

Please note: credit card payments are subject to a surcharge. Please ensure that your payment is sufficient to cover the tuition fee and the surcharge. Only then will the UvA be able to process your payment.

Paying your tuition fees by bank transfer

1. Check Studielink to see which tuition fee rate applies to you.
2. Transfer the tuition fee amount to bank account number NL26DEUT0436855232, under the name of University of Amsterdam, in Amsterdam. Be sure to include your student ID number and last name on the transfer. Without this information your payment cannot be processed.

Paying your tuition fees by bank transfer from a foreign bank account

1. International bank transfers can take about two weeks to process.
2. Transfer the tuition fee amount to bank account number NL26DEUT0436855232, BIC code DEUTNL2N, under the name of University of Amsterdam, in Amsterdam. Be sure to include your student ID number and last name on the transfer. Without this information your payment cannot be processed.

Please ensure that, in addition to any transaction fees charged by the bank for international transfers, you have paid the tuition fees owed in full.

Someone else is paying your tuition fees

Timely payment is your own responsibility. Your tuition fee should be paid (and deposited in the UvA bank account) before the start of your degree programme.

Your parent, guardian or partner can pay your tuition fees in one of the following ways:

•    By authorising a direct debit to pay the amount owed in full or in ten instalments via Studielink.
•    Using a credit card or iDEAL in the UvA payment module.
•    By bank transfer - you can find the details under ‘pay your tuition fees by bank transfer’.

Your employer can pay your tuition fees in one of the following ways:

•    By bank transfer - you can find the details under ‘pay your tuition fees by bank transfer’.
•    By invoice - you can request an invoice via the Digital Student Service Desk.

Your tuition fees are paid by the UvA, who is your employer

1.    Request an invoice for the tuition fees via the Digital Student Service Desk.
2.    Request an advance payment on the tuition fees via the Self-Service Tool. Go to 'My notifications and requests' > 'Advance payment request'.
3.    Enter 'Advance for study costs and study programme' after 'Description' and enter your department’s cost centre (ask your supervisor/ line manager if you don't know).
4.    The advance payment will be paid into your bank account within 10 working days.
5.    Transfer the advance payment before 1 September to bank account number NL26DEUT0436855232, which is a Deutsche Bank account, under the name of University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam.
In the bank transfer, be sure to include your student number and surname. Only with this information will the UvA be able to process your payment
6.    After you've received the invoice, settle the advance payment in the Self-Service Tool. Go to 'My notifications and requests' > 'Settle advance payment'. Attach the invoice and the proof of payment.

Your tuition fees are already paid at another educational institution

If you are also enrolled at an education institution other than the UvA and pay the statutory tuition fee there, you do not have to pay any tuition fees at the UvA. Please request a ‘Proof of Payment’ from the other institution and submit it to the Student Service Desk.

Conditions for ‘Proof of Payment’

•    You have paid a statutory fee that covers the same period at another higher education institution in the Netherlands. If the statutory fee you have paid at the other institution is lower than the fee owed to the UvA, you will have to pay the difference to the UvA.
•    You have paid the statutory tuition fees at another higher education institution in the Netherlands and you are enrolled at the UvA for a pre-Master's programme at the same time.
•    You have paid the statutory tuition fees at another higher education institution in the Netherlands and you are enrolled at the UvA as a guest student. If the statutory fee you have paid at the other institution is lower than the fee owed to the UvA, you will have to pay the difference to the UvA.

Please note: You cannot use a ‘Proof of Payment’ if you are required to pay the institutional fee to the UvA. You must then pay the full amount owed, even if you are also paying the institutional fee at another higher education institution in the Netherlands.

If you meet the requirements, please send your ‘Proof of Payment’, complete with your student ID number, to:
University of Amsterdam  
Attn.: Central Student Administration  
PO Box 2760  
1000 CT Amsterdam
You can also personally deliver the original ‘Proof of payment’ to the Student Service Desk.

Published by  Administration Centre

17 May 2017