Tuition fees

Are you paying statutory tuition fees for the first time for a Bachelor's degree or a programme in teaching in 2023-2024? In that case, the tuition fees will be halved. Check the conditions on the website of the Government of the Netherlands.

The government intends to stop halving the tuition fees from the academic year 2024-2025

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

Full time EU/EEA, Surinamese or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 2314€ 2530
Part time EU/EEA, Surinamese or Swiss students  
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 2056€ 2248
Non-EU/EEA students
(institutional tuition fee)*
More information Institutional Fees Bachelors (pdf)More information Institutional Fees Bachelors (pdf)

Please note that 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 several situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees above:

Students with a Dutch degree

Utrecht University is 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 higher education institution after 1 September 1991*, and you wish to enrol in a second bachelor’s programme, you must pay the institutional tuition fee for bachelor’s programmes. Summary of Institutional Fees for Bachelor’s Programmes 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 (pdf, 82 kB). As an EU/EEA, Surinamese or Swiss student, you must pay the EU/EEA institutional fee. As a non-EU/EEA student, you must 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 may result in eligibility for the statutory tuition fee, even if it is the student’s 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.