Students

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 Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree or a similar degree from a Dutch institution of higher education after 1 September 1991*, and you wish to enroll in a second Bachelor programme, you no longer pay the statutory fee. 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.

  • The same applies to students who have already obtained a Master's degree or a similar degree from a Dutch institution of higher education after 1 September 1991, and who want to enroll in a second master programme. You pay the institutional tuition fee for

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.

* Please note that not all Dutch degrees are government funded. In order to find out whether the degree you have obtained was government funded, please check the CROHO-register.

Exceptions
Degrees in the fields of education and health

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 tuition fees, even if it is the students’ second degree. To find out which programmes fall into these categories, please consult the CROHO-register.

Recently, the Board of Appeals for Higher Education (CBHO) ruled that a student, after having obtained a degree in the education or health sector respectively, is eligible for the statutory tuition fee when studying for a second degree in the health or education sector respectively.

Please note: the law will be changed on this matter as of 2017-2018. Please contact Student Services for more information.

DID YOU START YOUR SECOND PROGRAMME BEFORE FINISHING YOUR FIRST PROGRAMME?

If the second programme was begun during the first programme (that is, there was at least one month of simultaneous registration for both programmes), and the second programme was continued without a break (that is, the student's registration was not interrupted). You will pay the statutory fee.

Do you want to start a second master in 2017-2018 after completing a first master in 2016-2017.

Do you complete your first Master’s degree programme in 2016-2017 at Utrecht University (having paid statutory fee) and are you starting a second Master’s degree programme in 2017-2018 at Utrecht University? In that case you will pay the institutional fee equal to the statutory fee, provided the second Master's programme is continued without a break.

Please note: You have to pay the institutional fee in case you are enrolled for a second master with the same CROHO code. It is not possible to graduate twice if you are enrolled for a second master with the same CROHO code. Visit the CROHO register to determine the applicable CROHO code(s).

For more information please contact your faculty or student services.

DID YOU START YOUR SECOND DEGREE PROGRAMME AFTER FINISHING YOUR FIRST PROGRAMME?

If you started your second degree in 2010-2011, you can finish this programme for a tuition fee that is the same as the statutory tuition fee, as long as you stay enrolled for this programme, depending on the length of your programme.

Please note: You will pay the institutional fee if you are enrolled for a second master with the same CROHO code.  It is not possible to graduate twice under the same CROHO code. To determine which CROHO codes are applicable to both your masters, please contact your faculty or check the CROHO register (only available in Dutch).

PREMASTER STUDENTS

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