Brexit – consequences British students
There will be no immediate consequences for students regarding the conditions for: their stay here or in the UK; research projects; education programmes and all other facilities (including tuition fees). Whether anything changes in the future will depend on the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU over the next few years.

Not only Utrecht University but all Dutch universities will continue their close collaboration with UK universities, including research projects and mobility of our students and researchers. It is in the interest of all parties involved to jointly find solutions.

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

  2018-2019
Full time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 2060
Part time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students  
(statutory tuition fee)
€ 1831
Non-EU/EEA students
(institutional tuition fee)*
More information

* Please note, 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.

Special situations

There are a few situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees mentioned above:

  • You have already obtained a similar degree from a Dutch institute of higher education (after 1 September 1991). Read more below.
  • You have enrolled for only part of the academic year. Contact Student Services for more information.
  • You have already paid the statutory tuition fee to another institute of higher education in the Netherlands for the same academic year; you may be eligible for a reduction of the tuition fee at Utrecht University. Contact Student Services for more information.

Students with a Dutch degree

Utrecht University has been 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 Master's degree or a similar degree from a Dutch institution of higher education after 1 September 1991, and you want to enrol in a second Master's programme, you pay the institutional tuition fee. As a EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss student, you pay the EU/EEA institutional fee. As a non-EU/EEA student, you pay the non-EU/EEA institutional fee. 

Special situations

There is an exception for degrees in the fields of education and health: a first degree in one of these fields might incur the statutory fee, even if it is the students’ second degree. To find out which programmes fall into these categories, please consult the CROHO-register. Contact Student Service/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.

Did you complete your first Masters’s degree programme in 2016-2017 at Utrecht University (statutory fee) and do you want to start a second Master’s degree programme in 2017-2018 at Utrecht University (provided the second programme is continued without a break)? In that case you will pay the institutional fee equal to the statutory fee.

Please note: the institutional fee applies to you in case you are registered for a second master with the same CROHO code. To determine the CROHO code of your master program you can contact your faculty or look in the online index.

A special allowance has been made for students who have applied to the Master’s programme Science Education and Communication, track: Teacher Degree, in the school subject computer science. More information.