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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 meet 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. British citizens are not considered as nationals of an EU or EEA Member State, unless they are registered with the BRP (Personal Records Database of the Netherlands).
  • 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. The tuition fee rate for a pre-Master’s programme in the academic year 2024-2025 is €42.17 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,530. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,771; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,265.


If you have any question about the tuition fees, please consult the UvA webpages on this subject, or contact the Digital Student Service Desk.