Fees & Finances for Degree Students

University College Utrecht has two types of tuition fees: 

  • For students that are EEA-citizens (European Economic Area) and citizens from Switzerland and Suriname;
  • For students from other countries.

All students can pay the campus fees in either one, two or ten installments.

EEA-citizens and citizens from Switzerland and Suriname can pay the tuition fees in one or five instalments.

Cost Overview 2021 - 2022


EEA1 students,

Switzerland, Suriname 

Non-EEA studentsEEA with Dutch
BA/MA degree
Tuition fee (paid to UU)€ 4.5002€ 13.500€ 12.159
Visa/residence permit3 More information 
Campus fees€ 6.294€ 6.294€ 6.294
UCSA membership€ 73€ 73€ 73
Total per year€ 10.8672€ 19.867€ 18.526
Personal expenses (incl food, estimate per year)€ 5.000€ 5.000€ 5.000

Cost Explanation

Next to the tuition, students pay for living on campus. This fee covers the general costs of living, including campus facilities, water, electricity, WiFi and membership of the University College Student Association (UCSA).

Further costs are personal expenses such as food, clothes, books, sports, insurance, and travel during the holidays. Non-EEA students also pay for a visa/residence permit. 

Breakdown of the campus fees
More information about living on campus
Possibilities for financial support

1 EEA countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. (Switzerland and Suriname are not EEA countries but pay the same fees).

2 Students with an EEA passport or a passport from Switzerland or Suriname, receive a discount for the tuition fee in their first year of study, provided this is their first programme at a Dutch higher education institution. Find more information about the tuition fees on the bachelor website. For 2021-2022, this reduction amounts to € 1,084, so that the remainder of the tuition fees is € 3,416.

3 Students who require an entry visa/residence permit have to pay an application fee, and pay this and the tuition fee in one instalment in advance, as it is part of the requirements in order to obtain an entry visa/residence permit. From the second year, they can pay in one or five instalments, provided they have a bank account in a SEPA country. Visit this page for more information

* For UK nationals seeking information on students’ fees with regard to Brexit, please consult the Utrecht University Brexit page and government website for more information.