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

Tuition Fees

Fees and Costs

The cost of an undergraduate education at a University College has three components:

  • Tuition fees
  • Housing fees
  • Personal Expenses

Tuition fees at LUC The Hague are made up of two elements:the tuition fee determined by the government which differs depending on citizenship, and a so called “institutional fee”.

The tuition fee is subsidized by the government for all EEA nationals and therefore differs from Non-EU students. 

The institutional fee is the same for every student regardless of citizenship, and is there to cover for small class sizes, additional facilities and services available at Leiden University College. Therefore, the only “additional” cost involved when choosing for our programme  will be this latter component.

Tuition Fees 2018-2019
Type of Cost EU/EEA student Non-EU student
Tuition Fee €2.060 €10.500
Institutional Fee €2.285 €2.285


Tuition Fees 2019-2020
Type of Cost EU/EEA student Non-EU student
Tuition Fee €2.083 €10.800
Institutional Fee €2.335 €2.335

Institutional fees are subject to change on a yearly basis.

The housing fees cover the costs of living on campus and making use of the facilities available. Leiden University College's housing consists mainly of single-studio apartments (kitchen, bathroom, and living area) that are rented out fully furnished. Students live on campus for the first two years of their studies.

The average cost for a single studio apartment for 2018-2019 is of €567 per month including service costs. This cost is excluding any rent benefits students may be eligible for in order to reduce the costShared studios cost €362 and are not eligible for rent benefit. More information on this under 'Financial Support'. 

Living expenses can only be estimated as this largely depends on your individual life style. Personal 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 €60-€100
Transportation €40-€80
Study material €20-€50
Social activities €70-€100
Total €490-€730

Please keep in mind that personal expenses vary depending on your spending habits. 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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