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Tuition fee

As a student in the Netherlands you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are two different fees: the statutory fee and the institutional fee. Which fee you pay depends on your nationality, your degree programme and - for the statutory fee only - whether you study full-time or part-time.

Tuition fee for Master's programmes

Students from the Netherlands, other countries within the European Economic Area (EEA), the EU, Switzerland and Suriname pay the statutory tuition fees if they satisfy the legal requirements.

You are required to pay the institutional tuition fee if:

  • you are not a national of an EU or EEA Member State, Switzerland or Suriname;
  • after obtaining your Dutch Bachelor's degree you enrol in a second Bachelor's programme;
  • after obtaining your Dutch Bachelor's or Master's degree you enrol in a second degree programme, unless your second programme is in education or health care.

On the page below you can find the tuition fee rates and information on the payment of tuition fees. For all Graduate School of Humanities programmes, the insititutional fees mentioned under Faculty of Humanities apply. Please note that all rates are for one year of study.

Tuition fee for pre-Master's programmes

If you follow a pre-Master's programme, you pay a fee per ECTS. For the academic year 2020-2021, this is €35.71 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,143. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,499.82; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,071.30.

Please note that pre-Master’s programmes are only accessible to students with a Dutch or other EU nationality.