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World Archaeology (BA)

Tuition fees

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors. Your nationality and previous Dutch higher education qualifications determine the amount of tuition fee you have to pay.

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

Statutory tuition fee applies if you will follow a government-subsidised study programme, which is not a second degree programme, and you 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.

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

The statutory tuition fee of the academic year 2021-2022 for first-year bachelor students is: €542*. 

*The government has imposed a reduced fee for the academic year 2021-2022 due to the coronavirus situation. The original tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022 for first year students was €1,084,- 

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 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 and part-time study. 

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.

Please note! If you will study at Leiden University via a cooperation agreement the tariffs stated in the agreement apply

Tuition fee: €10.716,- (academic year 2021-2022)
 

Second Dutch bachelor’s programme

If you will undertake 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 in professional education) 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 and Sweden), Suriname or Switzerland, the following institutional tuition fees apply.

Institutional tuition fee: €7.316,- (academic year 2021-2022)

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.

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.

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