Statutory tuition fees halved for first-year bachelor's students as of the academic year 2018-2019
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:
|Full time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
|€ 2060||€ 2083|
|Part time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
|€ 1831||To be announced|
(institutional tuition fee)*
|More information||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.
There are a few situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees mentioned above:
- You applied for University College Utrecht, University College Roosevelt or Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
- You have enrolled for only part of the academic year. Contact Student Services for more information.
- You have already paid the statutory tuition fee to another institute of higher education in the Netherlands for the same academic year; you may be eligible for a reduction of the tuition fee at Utrecht University. Contact Student Services for more information.
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.
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
Whether anything changes will depend on the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU.
Please visit the Government website for more detailed information.