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Tuition Fee & Institutional Fee

Below you will find more information regarding your tuition fee payments and the process.

Tuition fee

There are several methods of payment available. All EEA students need to enter their payment details in Studielink after which the Central Student Administration determines the amount of tuition fee.

All non-EEA student will be informed by the Financial Department when and how they can pay the tuition fee. You will be contacted via your email connected to Studielink.

You can pay your tuition fee by way of digital direct debit under certain conditions. These are that you are a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), Suriname or Switzerland, or are classed as having the equivalent of Dutch citizenship; and that your bank account is in a SEPA country.

The EEA consists of: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom

To pay by way of digital direct debit you must first enter your payment details into Studielink. The university will then determine the amount of tuition fee you are required to pay and you will be asked to authorise your direct debit via Studielink. Terms and conditions can be found on the authorisation page.

Changing bank account number
You can change your bank account by submitting a change of bank account details form to Leiden University financial department by email.

Do you have questions about paying by digital direct debit? Take a look at the Studielink FAQ.

For more payment options, please go to the Methods of payment page of Leiden University’s website.


Non-EU/EEA students will receive an invoice for the payment of the tuition fee from the Financial Department. This invoice is sent to your email address connected to Studielink. Please make sure to check it regularly. It will be possible to pay in lump sum or in instalments. For more information, please go to the Methods of payment page of Leiden University’s website.

Which department do I contact when I have a question regarding the payment of the tuition fee?

Please contact the Front Office Student Affairs.

How do I contact the financial department of Leiden University?

Please send an email to fa@sea.leidenuniv.nl.

I have not received an invoice for the payment of the tuition fee, what do I do?

All non EEA students will receive an invoice from the Financial Department from July onwards. If you have not received anything yet in August, please send an email to the financial department to request an invoice: fa@sea.leidenuniv.nl.

Someone else is paying the tuition fee on my behalf and I need to fill out a power of attorney for tuition fee payment form. Where can I find it?

Please download the power of attorney for tuition fee payment and return it to the financial department of Leiden University (fa@sea.leidenuniv.nl).

I have received an unconditional admission statement from LUC, but my status in Studielink has not changed. What do I need to do?

You do not need to do anything. It will take some time before the Central Student Administration of Leiden University processed your statement and other documents. It can take a couple of weeks as the summer is the busiest time of the year for this department. Your status in Studielink will change after the documents have been processed centrally and you have completed the tuition fee payment section.

I would like to request a proof of enrolment. How can I do this?

After your registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation from Leiden University. A pdf-document, which is a proof of enrolment is attached to this email. For more information please go to the FAQ page about the proof of payment.

When and how will I received my student card and LU card?

The answer can be found on the FAQ page about student card questions.

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