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.
There are three categories of tuition fees:
- The statutory tuition fee for Dutch, EU/EEA, Swiss and Surinamese nationals
- The institutional tuition fee for those who are not nationals of an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or Suriname
- The institutional tuition fee for a second Dutch degree programme
This tuition fee applies if this is not your second bachelor’s programme and you are a national of one of the following countries: 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.
- First year bachelor students: the statutory tuition fee of the academic year 2023-2024 for first-year bachelor students is €1157.
- For students who have already started a bachelor study but starting a new study programme, the statutory tuition fee for the academic year 2023-2024 is €2314.
Per 1 september 2018 tuition fees for first-year bachelor students are halved. Please visit the Government website for more detailed information.
These tariffs apply for both full-time and part-time study.
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 the statutory tuition fee. Information on qualifying residence permits can be found in the website of DUO.
If you do not qualify for Dutch student finance and you are not a national of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland, you are required to pay the institutional tuition fee for the academic year 2023-2024: €12,500.
This fee applies for both full 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.
If you are taking 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 bachelor's diploma, doctoraal, ingenieurs or HBO-diploma (bachelor’s from a university of applied sciences) from a Dutch educational institution 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, your institutional tuition fee is €8,800.
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 ‘Institutional tuition fee’.
Are you unsure whether you have to pay statutory or institutional tuition fee? Consult our tuition fee flowchart.
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. These exceptions can be found on this page.
Information for international students on financial matters and scholarships can be found on this page.