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)
|Part time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
(institutional tuition fee)*
* 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
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.