The tuition fees for academic year 2021-2022 will be adjusted in the following way:

  • The statutory tuition fees (full-time/part-time) will be halved. This also applies to the reduced statutory tuition fees.
  • The increased statutory tuition fees will be reduced by € 1084.
  • The increased statutory tuition fees for first-year bachelors will be reduced by € 542.
  • All established institutional fees are reduced by € 1084.
  • The premaster fees will be adjusted proportionally.

There are two types of tuition fees in the Netherlands: the (lower) statutory fees and the (higher) institutional fees. These fees apply to an entire academic year. Which fees apply to you depends on your situation. If you are unsure which fees apply to you, please contact Student Services.

In case you do not wish to remain enrolled during the entire academic year (for example after graduation), you have the option to terminate your enrolment. You might be entitled to partial restitution of the tuition fees. Please refer to the rules and exceptions on our page about termination of enrolment

You are eligible to pay the statutory tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU/EER, Swiss or Surinam nationality
  • have not yet obtained a degree from a government-funded Dutch university or university of applied sciences (hogeschool)
Full time

2020-2021: € 2143
2021-2022: € 1084

Part time

2020-2021: € 1904
2021-2022: € 963

Please note! There are other tuition fees for students of the programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University College Utrecht and University College Roosevelt and for students who do a flexible study.

You pay the institutional tuition fees if you:

  • do not have an EU/EER, Swiss or Surinam nationality
  • have already yet obtained a degree from a government-funded Dutch university or university of applied sciences (hogeschool).

The institutional fee is the same for full-time students and part-time students.


You pay a one-time fee for the entire Pre-Master's programme (also if you start in February). As the Pre-Master's fee is not a regular tuition fee, other rules apply. If you take longer than one academic year to finish the programme, you do not have to pay the fee again. But in principle it is not possible to receive a refund of the fee, should you terminate your enrolment during the academic year. There are some exceptions. The height of the Pre-Master's fee depends on the amount of study credits (EC's) of the programme.

Programme 7,5 EC

2020-2021: € 268
2021-2022: € 136

Programme 15 EC

2020-2021: € 536
2021-2022: € 271

Programme 22,5 EC

2020-2021: € 803
2021-2022: € 406

Programme 30 EC

2020-2021: € 1072
2021-2022: € 542

Programme 37,5 EC

2020-2021: € 1340
2021-2022: € 678

Programme 45 EC

2020-2021: € 1607
2021-2022: € 813

Programme 52,5 EC

2020-2021: € 1875
2021-2022: € 948

Programme 60 EC

2020-2021: € 2143
2021-2022: € 1084

Please note! Are you simultaneously enrolled for a Pre-Master's programme and a regular programme at a Dutch instution for higher education, for which you pay the statutory tuition fees?  Then you will be exempt from paying the Pre-Master's fee.

Some Master's programmes are not subsidized by the Dutch government. These so-called privately funded Master's programmes determine the height of their own tuition fees. As such, you can not receive government funding (student grant) for these programmes. If a programme is privately funded, you can find this information in the description of the Master's programme.

Please also see the payment method of the tuition fees and what the consequences of not paying are. More detailed information on the tuition fees can be found in the Regulations for Enrolment and Tuition fees.

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