Tuition fees

Are you paying statutory tuition fees for the first time for a Bachelor's degree or a programme in teaching in 2022-2023? In that case, the tuition fees will be halved. Check the conditions on the website of the Government of the Netherlands.

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, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 2209€ 2314
Part time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students  
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 1963€ 2056
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 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 (pdf, 88 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.

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