Financial matters

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for European students (anyone holding an EU/EEA passport) is set at €3,750 for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Dutch government will provide a discount of €1,105 on the 2022-2023 tuition fee for specific groups of first-year bachelor’s students. You can check whether you qualify for this reduction on the website of Utrecht University​. There are more expenses associated with studying at UCR which you can find further down on this page.

The tuition fee for students with a non-EU/EEA nationality is set at €9,450 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Students with a non-EU/EEA nationality will have to pay for a visa and/or residence permit. At the moment, the residence permit to stay in the Netherlands for three years costs € 257 in total. Students starting in the Spring semester will only pay tuition fees for that semester (e.g. a student starting in Spring 2023, will pay only half of their tuition fees for the Academic Year 2022-2023).


Rent on campus varies between €350 and €450 per month. This covers rent and utilities: gas, water, and electricity. Students have the use of a private bedroom and depending on location a private or a shared living room, kitchenette and bathroom. Depending on location and price students may apply for rent allowance with the Dutch government.

The cost of living (food, clothes, school supplies) is estimated at €500 per month, but this varies per student based on their own lifestyle.

Costs Per Year for Students

Tuition fee​€3,750€9,450
Housing ​€4,800€4,800
Residence Permitn/a€257
Estimated Personal Expenses​€6,000€6,000


Financial Support

Since we welcome all types of students regardless of background, we realize that applicants come from a wide range of socio-economic circumstances as well. For that reason, we offer two different payments options for the yearly tuition fee. You can either pay the fee in one go at the start of the academic year, or you can pay the tuition in five instalments. You can indicate your preferred plan during the final step in your admissions process.*

UCR also offers several other options for financial support, such as the UCR scholarship. For more information, please check our website.

*Do note that non-EEA students have to pay the full first year tuition fee if you need a residence permit to study in the Netherlands, as you have to pay for the full first year before you start your residence permit application.