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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, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.

The statutory tuition fee applies if you are going to study full time or part time.
The statutory tuition fee is: €2,143 (2020-2021 academic year)

Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of: €2,385 (2020-2021 academic year)

Statutory tuition fees halved for first-year bachelor's 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. 

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 2020-2021

Faculty of Archaeology

€11,500

Faculty of Humanities

€11,500

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


€11,500
€2,385

Faculty of Law

€11,500

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

€11,500

Faculty of Science

€15,300

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



€15,300
€19,600

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 Dutch bachelor’s, doctoraal, ingenieurs or HBO (bachelor’s from a university of applied sciences) diploma  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, Sweden and the United Kingdom), Suriname or Switzerland, the following institutional tuition fees apply.

Faculty

Institutional tuition fee
(academic year 2020-2021)

Faculty of Archaeology

€9,200

Faculty of Humanities

€9,700

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

€9,200
€2,385

Faculty of Law

€9,200

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

€9,200

Faculteit of Science

€12,700

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



€12,700
€17,000


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 (2019/2020).

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