Fees & Finances for Degree Students

University College Utrecht has two types of tuition fees: 

  • For students from the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and Surinam;
  • For students from other countries.

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. 

Cost overview 2020 - 2021

  EEA1 students Non-EEA students EEA with Dutch
BA/MA degree
Tuition fee (paid to UU) € 4,3722 € 12,500 € 12,017
Visa/residence permit3   € 171  
Campus fees € 6,140 € 6,140 € 6,140
UCSA membership € 73 € 73 € 73
Total per year € 10,5852 € 18,884 € 18,230
Personal expenses (incl food, estimate per year) € 5,000 € 5,000 € 5.000

Cost overview 2019 - 2020

  EEA1 students Non-EEA students EEA with Dutch
BA/MA degree
Tuition fee (paid to UU) € 4,2502 € 11,500 € 11,680
Visa/residence permit3   € 171  
Campus fees € 6,050 € 6,050 € 6,050
UCSA membership € 73 € 73 € 73
Total per year € 10,373 € 17,794 € 17,803
Personal expenses (incl food, estimate per year) € 5,000 € 5,000 € 5.000

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.

2 Students with an EEA passport 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 2020-2021, this reduction amounts to € 1,071.50, so that the remainder of the tuition fees is € 3,300.50.

3 Students who require an entry visa/residence permit pay the tuition fee and the entry visa/residence permit costs 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

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

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

* Brexit will not have immediate consequences for British students’ fees. Whether anything changes in the future will depend on the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU. Consult the Utrecht University Brexit page and government website for more information.