Tuition fees

Statutory tuition fees halved for first-year bachelor's students as of the academic year 2018-2019
The Dutch government intends to halve the statutory tuition fees for specific groups of first-year bachelor's students from the academic year 2018/19 onwards. The law in question still has to be approved.
Please visit the Government website for more detailed information.

In the Netherlands there are two types of tuition fees, statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Depending on your situation one of the two types applies to you:

  2018-2019
Full time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 2060
Part time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students  
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 1831
Non-EU/EEA students
(institutional tuition fee)*
More information

* Please note, as a non-EU/EEA student you are eligible for the statutory fee if you:

  • receive a UAF grant (for refugee students in the Netherlands), or if you
  • meet the nationality requirement for a government study grant from DUO.

Exceptions

There are a few situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees mentioned above:

Students with a Dutch degree

Utrecht University has been required to determine the tuition fees for students who have already obtained a degree from a government-funded Dutch university or university of applied sciences (hogeschool) after 1 September 1991. This means that if you have already obtained a Bachelor's degree or a similar degree from a Dutch institution of higher education after 1 September 1991*, and you want to enrol in a second Bachelor's programme, you pay the institutional tuition fee for Bachelor's programmes (pdf). As a EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss student, you pay the EU/EEA institutional fee. As a non-EU/EEA student, you pay the non-EU/EEA institutional fee. 

Exceptions

There is an exception for degrees in the fields of education and health: a first degree in one of these fields might incur the statutory tuition fee, even if it is the students’ second degree. Contact Student Services/The International Office for more information.

A special allowance has been made for students who started or will start their second programme, before finishing their first programme. Read more on the Student's website.

Brexit – consequences British students

There will be no immediate consequences for students regarding the conditions of the tuition fees. Whether anything changes in the future will depend on the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU over the next few years.