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Politics, Society and Economy of Asia (MA) (60EC)

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for a programme depends on a number of factors. Your nationality, study programme and previous Dutch higher education qualifications will all determine the tuition fees you are required to pay.

The tuition fees for the academic year 2019-2020 are:

  • Dutch, EU/EEA, Swiss and Surinamese students: €2,083 per year
  • Non-EU/EEA students €17,500 per year
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,800 per year

More information about tuition fees

The tuition fee for this programme is €2,083 for the academic year 2019-2020 (statutory fee).

This tuition fee applies if this is not your second master’s programme and you are a national of the Netherlands, or one of the following countries:

Austria

Latvia

Belgium

Liechtenstein

Bulgaria

Lithuania

Croatia

Luxembourg

Cyprus

Malta

Czech Republic

Norway

Denmark

Poland

Estonia

Portugal

Finland

Romania

France

Slovakia

Germany

Slovenia

Greece

Spain

Hungary

Suriname

Iceland

Sweden

Ireland

Switzerland

Italy

United Kingdom 


The fee applies for both full-time and part-time study.

The tuition fee for this programme is €17,500 for the academic year 2019-2020 (institutional tuition fee).

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 a statutory tuition fee. Information on qualifying residence permits can be found in the DUO nationality chart.

This fee applies for both full and part-time study. 

Please note: If you study at Leiden University via a cooperation agreement the fees stated in the agreement apply.

The tuition fee for this programme is €15,800 for the academic year 2019-2020 (institutional tuition fee).

If you would like to enroll in a second Dutch master’s programme, you will generally have to pay an institutional tuition fee.

This tuition fee also applies 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 the Netherlands or another EEA country:

Austria

Latvia

Belgium

Liechtenstein

Bulgaria

Lithuania

Croatia

Luxembourg

Cyprus

Malta

Czech Republic

Norway

Denmark

Poland

Estonia

Portugal

Finland

Romania

France

Slovakia

Germany

Slovenia

Greece

Spain

Hungary

Suriname

Iceland

Sweden

Ireland

Switzerland

Italy

United Kingdom 

Exceptions

Did you commence a bachelor’s programme at Leiden University before 2010, and will you continue directly onto a second master’s programme in the year you complete your bachelor’s programme, or during the following year? If so, you are entitled to pay the statutory tuition fee in accordance with a transitional ruling (also see ‘Exceptions’). 

Please note! Other fees apply for students who are not nationals of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland. Please refer to the information in the section ‘Non-EU/EEA nationals’.

Are you unsure whether you have to pay a statutory tuition fee or an institutional fee? Consult our tuition fee flowchart for second master’s programmes.

EEA countries, Suriname or Switzerland

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.

  • If your second degree programme is in the field of healthcare or teacher training you are entitled to pay tuition fees set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee.
  • If you begin your second bachelor’s or master’s programme whilst you are still studying your first bachelor's or master’s programme you may pay tuition fees set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee for your second degree programme – on condition that you remain continuously registered as a student.
  • If you start a second bachelor’s or master's programme at Leiden University in the academic year directly following the year in which you obtained your first bachelor’s or master's degree at Leiden University you may pay institutional tuition fees set at the same amount as the statutory tuition fee.

Less than 45 EC

If you plan to study a pre-master or conversion programme after completing a bachelor’s programme, you must pay €34,- per study credit (EC) if the programme is less than 45 ECs.

45 EC or more

For programmes of more than 45 ECs you must pay the statutory tuition fee. If the pre-master or conversion programme is more than 60 ECs – and therefore longer than one year – or if you will study courses that are not part of your conversion programme, you must pay the institutional tuition fee for the programme in question (see ‘Second Dutch master’s programme’). These fees apply to students of all nationalities. 

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