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Tuition fee

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

There are five categories of tuition fee:

The tuition fee applies whether you study full time or part time.

The tuition fee is: €2,083 (2019-2020 academic year)
The tuition fee is: €2,083* (2020-2021 academic year)
 

*This tuition fee is subject to change. The final tuition fee for Dutch, EU/EEA, Swiss and Suriname nationals for the academic year 2020-2021 will be set in November 2019.

This tuition fee applies if you are going to follow a government-subsidised study programme, which is not a second degree programme, and you are a national of one of the following countries: 

Austria

Latvia

Belgium

Liechtenstein

Bulgaria

Lithuania

Croatia

Luxembourg

Cyprus

Malta

Czech Republic

Norway

Denmark

Poland

Estonia

Portugal

Finland

Romania

France

Slovakia

Germany

Slovenia

Greece

Spain

Hungary

Suriname

Iceland

Sweden

Ireland

Switzerland

Italy

United Kingdom

Some programmes are not subsidised by the Dutch government. For programmes of this type an institutional tuition fee applies. The amount varies from programme to programme.

Non-government subsidised study programmes

institutional tuition fee 2019/2020

institutional tuition fee 2020/2021 

MSc International Relations & Diplomacy

€16,950

 €16,950

MSc Cyber Security 

€12,200

 €13,700

European and International Business Law (Advanced LL.M.)

€17,500

 €18,300

European and International Business Law (Advanced LL.M.) (part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

Public International Law (Advanced LL.M.)

€17,500

 €18,300

Public International Law (Advanced LL.M.) (part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

Air and Space Law (Advanced LL.M.)

€17,500

 €18,300

Air and Space Law (Advanced LL.M.) (part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

Air & Space Law (Advanced LL.M.), blended learning (per year)

€9,250

 €9,700

Law & Digital Technologies (Advanced LL.M.)

€17,500

 €18,300

Law & Digital Technologies (Advanced LL.M.) (part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

European and International Human Rights Law (Advanced LL.M.)

€17,500

 €18,300

European and International Human Rights Law (Advanced LL.M.)(part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

International Civil and Commercial Law

€17,500

 €18,300

International Civil and Commercial Law (Advanced LL.M.) (part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

International Children’s Rights (Advanced LL.M.)

€17,500

 €18,300

International Children’s Rights (Advanced LL.M.) (part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

Law & Finance (Advanced LL.M.)

€17,500

 €18,300

Law & Finance (Advanced LL.M.) (part time)

€8,750

 €9,150

International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration (Advanced LL.M.) €17,500  €18,300
International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration (Advanced LL.M.) (part time) € 8,750  €9,150
Global and European Labour Law (Advanced LL.M.) €17,500  €18,300
Global and European Labour Law (Advanced LL.M.) (part time) € 8,750  €9,150

If you are not a national of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland you must generally 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 statutory tuition fee. Information on qualifying residence permits can be found in the DUO nationality chart.

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 below. 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

Institutional tuition fee
academic year 2019-2020

Institutional tuition fee
academic year 2020-2021

Faculty of Archaeology

€17,500

€18,300

Faculty of Humanities

€17,500 €18,300

Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs

€17,500 €18,300

Leiden Law School

€17,500 €18,300

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

€17,500 €18,300

Faculty of Science
- MSc Industrial Ecology

€18,300
€18,300

€18,600
€18,600

Faculty of Medicine/
Leiden University Medical Center
- Biomedical Sciences
- Medicine
- Pharmacy
- Vitality and Ageing

 

 
 

€18,300
€25,600
€25,600
€18,300




€18,600
€26,600
€26,600
€18,600

If you are going to take a second Dutch master’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 degree from a university of applied sciences) diploma  after 1991, and you are a national of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland, the following institutional tuition fees apply.

Faculty

Institutional tuition fee 
(academic year 2019-2020)

Institutional tuition fee 
(academic year 2020-2021)

Faculty of Archaeology

€15,800

€16,000

Faculty of Humanities

€15,800 €16,000

Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs

€15,800 €16,000

Leiden Law School

€15,800 €16,000

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

€15,800 €16,000

Faculteit of Science

€16,500

€16,000

Faculty of Medicine/
Leiden University Medical Center
- Biomedical Sciences
- Medicine
- Pharmacy
- Vitality and Ageing

 

 
 

€16,500
€23,100
€16,500
€23,100


 


€16,000
€24,000
€16,000
€24,000

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 begin your second bachelor’s or master’s programme while you are still following your first bachelor's or master’s programme, you may pay an institutional tuition fee set at the same amount as statutory tuition fee for your second degree programme – on condition that you remain continuously registered as a student.
  • If you begin a second bachelor’s or master's programme at Leiden University in the academic year directly following the year in which you obtained your first bachelor’s or master's degree at Leiden University you may pay an institutional tuition fee set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee.

Below 45 EC
If you are going to follow a pre-master's or conversion programme after completing a bachelor’s programme, you have to pay €36 (2019/2020) per study credit (EC) if the programme is less than 45 ECs.

45 EC or more
For programmes of more than 45 ECs you have to pay the statutory tuition fee. If the pre-master's or conversion programme is more than 60 ECs – and therefore longer than one year - or if you are going to follow courses that are not  part of your conversion programme, you have to pay the institutional tuition fee for the programme in question (see second study programme). These fees apply to students of all nationalities. 

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Are you unsure whether you have to pay statutory tuition fee or an institutional fee? Consult our tuition fee flowchart for second Master’s programmes (2019/2020).

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