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Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges (BA/BSc)

Fees and Finances

When you decide to study at LUC The Hague you need to consider certain fees and costs. If you need financial support, make sure that you apply on time.

The costs of studying at LUC The Hague consist of several fees with different purposes.  LUC The Hague also offers financial support to a limited number of students who may otherwise not be able to attend. For a breakdown of the costs as well as the financial support options, please view the sections below. 

Financial Support Options

Both enrolled students and future students of LUC can request financial support. Please refer to the information on the LUC Financial Support Programme website. You can also contact financial.support@luc.leidenuniv.nl with any question you may have. 

The Dutch government provides options for student finance. You may be eligible to apply for either loans, supplementary grants or both. You have to have either the Dutch nationality or a nationality or residence permit that provides the same rights as Dutch nationals. You can find more information about this on www.duo.nl Additionally, students may also qualify for Rent Benefit and/or a Health Insurance Benefit.   

If you are obliged to take out Dutch public health insurance, you may be eligible to receive a Health insurance benefit which can reduce your personal expenses. For more information and to see if you qualify, please visit the following website.

There are also other possibilities to receive funding for your studies.  

Fees and Costs

All students are required by Dutch law to pay the tuition fee for each year they are registered at the university. Tuition is subsidised by the Dutch government for all EU citizens, which is why the tuition fee rate differs depending on your nationality.

Because LUC The Hague offers small scale education an additional fee is charged to cover the costs for small class sizes, academic advisors, study advisors, student psychologists, student association Fortuna membership, college-wide events and additional facilities and services. This additional fee for studying at LUC, called ‘institutional fee’, is €2.795 for the academic year 2024-2025, and needs to be paid by all students on top of the tuition fees each year.

If you hold multiple passports, and one of them is an EU passport, that entitles you to pay the EU tuition fee. The EU fee for 2024-2025 is €2.530. The total fee for 2024-2025, if you have an EU passport and including the institutional fee, is: €5.325.

If you do not have an EU passport the tuition fee is €16.500. The total fee for 2024-2025, if you do not have an EU passport and including the institutional fee, is: €19.295.

LUC charges an annual campus fee to students in the first two years of the programme. This fee is used as a contribution towards the costs of the residential programme, such as the Student Life Officer, Resident Assistants and support staff and facility costs related to the residential areas. The campus fee is charged when you receive an offer of admission and is non-refundable. In your second year of living on campus you will receive an invoice for the campus fee.

All first- and second-year LUC students live together on our campus in The Hague. LUC offers single studio apartments which are fully furnished. The rent per month is including service costs and is subject to change on a yearly basis. All students who are 18 years and older are eligible for rent subsidy from the Dutch government. The rent subsidy is approximately €195 (2022-2023) per month and can be used to cover part of the rent. 

  • Campus fee: €595 
  • Housing including rent benefit: €480 per month
  • (Housing excluding rent benefit: €681 per month) 

Living expenses can only be estimated as this largely depends on your individual life style. These expenses include but are not limited to health insurance costs, food, transportation and leisure activities. 

Overview of costs
Type of cost Average amount in €/ month
Food, clothes, phone costs €300-€400
Health Insurance €40-€120
Transportation €40-€100
Study material €20-€50
Social activities €70-€100
Total €490-€770

Some students may be able to request financial support from the government for health insurance costs, as well as a travel component.

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