Students

All students – other than first-year students – must pay their tuition fees via Studielink by submitting a digital (direct debit) authorisation.

You can pay your tuition fee in two ways:

You can find more information about digital (direct debit) authorisation here

The digital (direct debit) authorisation can be provided not only by you as the student, but also by anyone else wishing to pay your tuition fee to Utrecht University for you.
If you pay the fee yourself, you need to have a Dutch bank account, or a bank account from another SEPA-country.
Please note that students whose fee is paid by someone else must know the following details: the number of the bank account from which the fee will be paid, the name of the account holder and whether the payment will be made in instalments. This is only possible from a Dutch bank account.

Please contact Student Services if you want to pay in another way than mentioned above.

Proof of payment of tuition fee

Have you already paid a tuition fee for the same academic year to another Dutch research university (universiteit) or university of applied sciences (hogeschool)? If so, you may be eligible for a reduction in or exemption from the tuition fee payable to Utrecht University. Make sure that you ask for a “Proof of Payment of Tuition Fee” (“Bewijs van Betaald Collegegeld”) from the institute to which you paid the tuition fee and send it to Utrecht University, Central Studentadministration, Postbus 80011, 3508 TA Utrecht. Do not forget to mention your name and student number.

Please note that you are only eligible for a reduction or exemption if you pay the statutory fee at Utrecht University as well as at the other institute.

If you are also studying at another Dutch research university or university of applied sciences and have paid your tuition fee to Utrecht University, you can ask for a Proof of Payment of Tuition Fee. The other institute may offer you a reduction in or exemption from the tuition fee.

Payment of tuition fee at University College Utrecht or University College Roosevelt

For more information about how to pay tuition fee at University College Utrecht or University College Roosevelt, check their websites.

Payment from abroad

If you do not have a Dutch bank account or a bank account from a SEPA country (visit www.sepa.eu for a list of countries), you will not be able to authorise Utrecht University to debit the tuition fee from your account. Student Services can inform you about the other ways of paying the tuition fee.

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