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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.

The costs of studying at Leiden University College consist of several components. Please review them. Detailed descriptions of each cost can be found below 

Costs 2022-2023* 

EU/EEA Citizens 

Non-Eu Citizens 

Statuatory Tuition Fee 

€2.209* *


Institutional Fee 



Housing monthly cost (average rent including rent subsidy deduction***) 



Campus Fee 



 * Please note these costs are subject to annual change
** Statutory tuition fees are halved for first-year bachelor students as of the academic year 2018-2019. Please visit the Government website for more detailed information. 
*** Rent subsidy needs to be applied for, by the student and one qualifies based on individual situations. All students over 18 years old are eligible to apply. 

The tuition fees of LUC The Hague have two elements: 

  • Tuition fee 

All students are required by Dutch law to pay the tuition fee. The amount depends on your nationality. Please see the table above. 

  • Institutional fee 

All LUC students have to pay an additional institutional fee, which covers the additional costs of small class sizes, academic advisors, study advisors, student psychologists, student's Fortuna membership, college-wide events and additional facilities and services. 

For more information which tuition fee applies to you, please go to the following website. 

Apart from the Institutional fee and the statutory tuition fee, LUC charges a non-refundable Campus fee to students in the first two years of the programme. This fee is first used in order to reserve the place of the applicant during the selection and admission phase. Once a student is fully enrolled, the fee is used as a contribution towards the costs of the residential programme. These include: 

  • The costs of staff involved in the residential program, such as the Student Life Officer, Resident Assistants, and support staff .

  • Facility costs related to the residential areas  

The fee in 2023 is €558 Euro. The fee is subject to change on an annual basis.  

First year students pay this fee during the application process, in order to confirm their place at LUC. Second year students will receive an invoice to be paid before the start of the first semester of their second year.  

In exceptional cases students may be exempted from paying the Campus fee as part of an LUC financial support package or because they are Resident Assistants living on campus (second or third year students).  

All first and second year LUC students live together on our campus in The Hague. LUC offers single studio apartments. The studio includes a kitchen counter, bathroom and living/sleeping area and is fully furnished. 

The rent per month for this type of room is €600,26 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 €185 per month and can be used to cover part of the rent. 

When you enroll at LUC you will receive a housing contract for a period of 24 months. This means you have your studio apartment throughout summers and winter holidays as well. You will only move out of LUC in the summer of your second year. 

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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