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Tuition fee

The amount of tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors. These are your nationality, your study programme and whether you have already obtained a Dutch higher education diploma.

Your nationality, study programme and previous Dutch higher education qualifications determine the amount of tuition fee you have to pay. There are four categories of tuition fee:

  • The statutory tuition fee
  • The institutional tuition fee for students who are not nationals of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland.
  • The institutional tuition fee for a second Dutch degree programme

Statutory tuition fee

The statutory tuition fee applies if you are going to follow a government-subsidised study programme, which is not a second degree programme, and you are are a national 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, Suriname, Sweden or Switzerland.

The statutory tuition fee applies if you are going to study full time or part time.

  • First year bachelor students The statutory tuition fee of the academic year 2021-2022 for first-year bachelor students is: €542*. 
  • For students who have already started a bachelor study but starting a new study programme, the statutory tuition fee for the academic year in 2021-2022 is € 1084*
  • Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of: €2,485 (2021-2022 academic year)

Tuition fee 2021-22: reduced tariff due to corona 
Due to the coronavirus situation, the government has reduced the tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022 by an amount of 1,084 euro. This reduction applies to both the statutory and institutional tuition fee, and also for non-EEA students and students following a second bachelor’s or master’s programme. The tuition fee amounts you see on this website are the reduced tariff.


**Statutory tuition fees halved for first-year bachelor students as of the academic year 2018-2019. Please visit the Government website for more detailed information.

Students who are not nationals of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland

If you are not a national of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland, you generally have to pay an institutional tuition fee. However, if, on the basis of your Dutch residence permit, you are eligible for student finance from the Dutch education agency (DUO), you are entitled to pay the statutory tuition fee. Information on qualifying residence permits can be found on the site of DUO.

If you do not qualify for Dutch student finance and you are not a national of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland, you can find the amount of tuition fee you are required to pay for your study programme here. These tariffs apply for both full-time and part-time study. 

Tuition fee 2021-2022: reduced tariff due to corona 
Due to the coronavirus situation, the government has reduced the tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022 by an amount of 1,084 euro. This reduction applies to both the statutory and institutional tuition fee, and also for non-EEA students and students following a second bachelor’s or master’s programme. The tuition fee amounts you see on this website are the reduced tariff.

Please note! If you are going to study at Leiden University via a cooperation agreement, the tariffs stated in the agreement apply.

Faculty

Tariffs academic year 2021-2022

Faculty of Archaeology

€10,716

Faculty of Humanities

€10,716

Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs
- Additional tuition fee Leiden University College

€10,716
€2,485

Faculty of Law

€10,716

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

€10,716

Faculty of Science

€14,616

Faculty of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center
- Biomedical Sciences
- Medicine

€14,616
€19,816

Second Dutch bachelor’s programme

If you are taking a second Dutch bachelor’s  programme, you will generally have to pay an institutional tuition fee that is higher than the statutory tuition fee.

If you obtained a bachelor's diploma, doctoraal, ingenieurs or HBO-diploma (bachelor’s from a university of applied sciences) from a Dutch educational institution after 1991, and you are a national of an EEA country (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 and Sweden), Suriname or Switzerland, the following institutional tuition fees apply.

Faculty

Institutional tuition fee
(academic year 2021-2022)

Faculty of Archaeology

€7,316

Faculty of Humanities

€7,316

Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs
- Additional tuition fee Leiden University College

€7,316
€2,485

Faculty of Law

€7,316

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

€7,316

Faculteit of Science

€10,416

Faculty of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center
- Biomedical Sciences
- Medicine

€10,416
€16,916


Please note! Other tariffs apply for students who are not nationals of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland. Please refer to the information in the section ‘Students who are not nationals of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland’.

Are you unsure whether you have to pay statutory or institutional tuition fee? Consult our tuition fee flowchart for second bachelor’s programmes.

Tuition fee 2021-22: reduced tariff due to corona 
Due to the coronavirus situation, the government has reduced the tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022 by an amount of 1,084 euro. This reduction applies to both the statutory and institutional tuition fee, and also for non-EEA students and students following a second bachelor’s or master’s programme. The tuition fee amounts you see on this website are the reduced tariff.

Exceptions
In some cases, nationals of EEA countries, Suriname or Switzerland may be permitted to pay tuition fees set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee for their second degree programme.

  • If your second degree programme is in the field of healthcare or teacher training you are entitled to pay institutional tuition fees set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee.
  • If you start your second bachelor's programme at Leiden University while you are still following your first bachelor's programme at Leiden University, the institutional tuition fee  for your second bachelor programme is set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee – on condition that you remain continuously registered as a student.
  • If you start a second bachelor's programme at Leiden University in the academic year directly following the academic year in which you obtained your first bachelor's degree at Leiden University the institutional tuition fee is set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee.
  • If you start your second master’s programme at Leiden University while you are still following your first master's programme at Leiden University, the institutional tuition fee  for your second master programme is set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee – on condition that you remain continuously registered as a student.
  • If you start a second master's programme at Leiden University in the academic year directly following the academic year in which you obtained your first master's degree at Leiden University the institutional tuition fee for your second master’s programme is set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee.

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