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Tuition fee

Students coming to Leiden University via a reciprocal exchange agreement are generally not required to pay tuition fees. If there is no exchange agreement between Leiden University and your home university, tuition fees do apply.

Exchange students

Exchange students do not pay tuition to Leiden University for regular courses. This does not include the following:

Study Abroad students

Current tuition fees for our Study Abroad programmes are listed in the table below.

Please note that these fees do not include:




Study Abroad: Courses in English

Study Abroad semester
max. 30 ECTS 


 € 7.400 

Study Abroad year
max. 60 ECTS  


 € 14.800 


 See EuroScholars website


N.B. As our Study Abroad programmes are non-degree programmes, the statutory tuition fee (so-called home fee) for EU/EEA nationals is not applicable.

Payment of tuition fees

If you are required to pay tuition fees you will receive an invoice from our finance department after you officially accept your offer of admission. If your home institution is responsible for paying your tuition fees the invoice will be sent to them directly.

The invoice will specify the payment instructions and deadlines. Please follow these instructions and do not pay your tuition fees into another university account.

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