To pay your tuition fees, you have to submit a digital (direct debit) authorisation via Studielink. You can pay your tuition fees in two ways:

  1. by direct debit in full
  2. by direct debit in instalments

Contact Student Services for more information.

  • If you choose to pay by direct debit in full, the total amount of tuition fees will be debited all at once.
  • There is NO extra charge for payment via direct debit in full.
  • The total amount of tuition fees will be debited in one of the following weeks, depending on the moment that your enrolment is completed:
    • Week 39 (Sept.)
    • Week 48 (Nov.)
    • Week 5 (Jan.)
    • Week 13 (March)
    • Week 25 (May)

    Contact Student Services for more information.

   

  • If you choose to pay by direct debit in instalments, the tuition fees will be debited in five equal instalments. If you enroll as of September, than 1/5th of the total tuition fees will be debited per instalment. Please note! If you start with a (Pre-)Master's programme in February, than the tuition fees for that will be debited in two equal instalments.
  • There is a € 24,- administration fee for payment in instalments, to be debited with the first instalment. Please note! The (non-recurring) administration fee will NOT be reimbursed if your terminate your enrolment. Even if you were only enrolled for a month.
  • The instalments will be debited in the following weeks, depending on the moment that your enrolment is completed:
    • Week 39 (Sept.)
    • Week 48 (Nov.)
    • Week 5 (Jan.)
    • Week 13 (March)
    • Week 22 (May)

    Contact Student Services for more information.

   

  • Payment by digital (direct debit) authorisation is only possible from a checking (NOT a savings) account from a bank located in the Netherlands or another SEPA country from someone who is 18 years or older at the moment that the tuition fees are debited.
  • By means of direct debit, the account holder authorises Utrecht University to debit the tuition fees (in full or in instalments) from the given account. 
  • The direct debit is valid from September (or February) to September (one academic year).
  • The account holder must ensure that the account balance is sufficient. If the balance is insufficient, or if for some other reason the tuition fees can not be debited, this will have consequences.

To enter the payment details for digital direct debit authorisation, go to Studielink and select the option <Enter your payment details> under <My To Do list>. Then take the following steps:

  • Fill in Country bank is located in.
  • Select Digital direct debit authorisation.
  • Select if you are going to pay yourself or if somebody else will pay for you.
  • Indicate whether you want to pay in instalments or not.
  • Select your bank.
  • If your bank supports the digital direct debit authorisation the digital direct debit authorisation via your bank icon will be displayed.
  • Check the details.
  • Tick the box I hereby state....
  • Click on Save.
  • You will now be taken to your bank's internet banking environment.
  • Fill in the necessary details to issue the digital direct debit authorisation.
  • You will receive a confirmation by email that the digital payment authorisation has been confirmed.

Please note! Have you indicated that someone else will pay the tuition fees for you? Then you will receive an email with payment instructions that you can forward to this person, so that he or she can confirm the digital direct debit authorisation. Until it has been confirmed, you will have a Get digital authorisation confirmed action item in your My To Do List. You will receive a confirmation by email once the digital payment authorisation has been confirmed.

Check the Studielink step-by-step plan for more information on the digital direct debit authorisation (DIM) payment method. You can contact Student Services if you are having trouble with the payment via digital direct debit.

You can change your payment details up to and including:

  • 15 September (enrolment per 1 September)
  • 11 January (enrolment per 1 February)

Is the digital direct debit authorisation not yet confirmed?
In that case, you can change the payment details yourself in Studielink. Go to the tab Payment. Here you will find the Change payment details button. Here you can change the payment method, instalments and who will pay, as well as the details about the account holder. Is it not possible to change the payment details yourself? Then please contact Student Services.

Is the digital direct debit authorisation already confirmed and do you have a Solis ID? (Or do you want to change your payment details during the academic year?)
In Osiris Student go to the tab Cases then to My cases and start a new case CSa change payment details. You can only submit a request when you have issued a direct debit authorisation. It can happen that due to a block on your computer the pop-up My cases is blocked. You will first need to allow pop-ups in your browser. Fill in the form to change your payment details for the collection of the tuition fees. Please note! If you change your payment method from direct debit in instalments to direct debit in full, the administration fee will NOT be reimbursed.

Have you tried the above steps and are you unable to change your payment details, or do you not yet have a Solis ID? Then, please contact Student Services.

If the tuiton fees can not be debited, you will receive an email from the Head of the Central Student Administration asking you to pay the owed amount within 7 days. If you fail to do so, the unpaid amount will be forwarded to a debt collection agency. In addition, you will have to pay the costs incurred by them.

After 7 days you will be excluded from using the following facilities:

  • your Solis account
  • your e-mail account
  • registration for examinations and courses
  • the Electronic Learning Environment (ELO)
  • borrowing books from the library
  • receiving a Bachelor's or Master's degree certificate
  • potential electronic examination

Once you have paid the outstanding fees, your access to these facilities will be reinstated within 5 working days.

Are the tuition fees not paid in full by the end of the academic year (31 August)?
Then you can not be enrolled for the following academic year, until you have paid the outstanding fees. Furthermore, you will also have to pay the tuition fee for the following year up front in order to be enrolled.

Did you fail to pay three or more instalments on time? Or was an unpaid amount forwarded to a debt collection agency?
Then it will not be possible to pay the tuition fees for the following academic year in instalments. You will have to pay the tuition fee for the following year up front in order to be enrolled.

The formal procedural rules concerning the payment of the tuition fees can be found in the Regulations for Enrolment and Tuition fees.

Exceptions

If you are also studying at another Dutch research university or university of applied sciences (hogeschool) and you are enrolled and pay tuition fees to Utrecht University, you can ask Student Services for a Proof of Payment of Tuition Fees (BBC in Dutch). In some cases the other institute may offer you a reduction in or exemption of the tuition fees you owe them if you hand this in there. 

You can pick up the BBC at Student Services without an appointment or you can have it sent to you after filling in the BBC application form.

Please note! The other institute determines the criteria to accept this proof or not. A BBC can only be made for the Dutch higher education and the regulation only applies if you are fully enrolled at both institutions and pay the statutory tuition fee.

The Proof of Payment of Tuition Fees is not meant as an invoice for your personal book keeping.

 

Are you already enrolled and paying tuition fees to another Dutch research university or university of applied sciences (hogeschool)? If so, you may be eligible for a reduction in or exemption of the tuition fees payable to Utrecht University. Ask the other institute for a Proof of Payment of Tuition Fees (Bewijs van Betaald Collegegeld) and send the original document to:

Utrecht University
Central Student Administration
P.O. Box 80011
3508 TA Utrecht

You can also hand in the original Proof of Payment document at the front desk of Student Services.

Do not forget to mention your name and student number!  

Please note! You are only eligible for a reduction or exemption if you pay the statutory tuition fees at both Utrecht University and the other institute.

Are you studying at University College Roosevelt? Then please read how to pay your tuition fees on the UCR website.