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Europaeum Programme European History and Civilisation (MA)

Tuition fees

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

The tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022 are:

  • Dutch, EU/EEA, Swiss and Surinamese students: €2,168 per year
  • Non-EU/EEA students €18,800 per year
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €14,700 per year

More information about tuition fees

The tuition fee for this programme is €2,168 for the academic year 2021-2022 (statutory fee).

This tuition fee applies if this is your first master’s programme and you are a national of one of the following countries:











Czech Republic





















United Kingdom 

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

The tuition fee for this programme is €18,800 for the academic year 2021-2022 (institutional tuition fee).

If you are not a national of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland, generally speaking you will have to pay an institutional tuition fee. This fee applies for both full-time and part-time study. 

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 DUO nationality chart.

Please note! If you will be studying at Leiden University via a cooperation agreement, the fees quoted in the agreement will apply.

Only applicable to EU/EEA, Swiss and Surinamese nationals.

The tuition fee for this programme is €14,700 for the academic year 2021-2022 (institutional tuition fee).

If you are following a second Dutch master’s programme you will generally have to pay an institutional tuition fee that is higher than the statutory tuition fee. Some exceptions apply.

Consult the tuition fee flowchart for second master’s programmes to find out how much tuition fee you will have to pay.​​​​​

Less than 45 EC

If you are going to follow a pre-master's or conversion programme after completing a bachelor’s programme, and if the programme is less than 45 ECs, you will have to pay €37 per study credit (EC).

45 EC or more

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

Scholarships, grants and loans

Leiden University offers a wide range of scholarships for students from specific regions of the world, or for specific programmes. Leiden University also offers the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS), a programme specifically designed for non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s programme. Find out more about scholarships, grants, loans and deadlines

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss national and under 30, you may be eligible for a loan from the Dutch government to cover your tuition fees.

Extra costs for the Europaeum programme

  • For the Europaeum programme, you will pay the Leiden University Tuition fee as indicated above.
  • For the Paris semester, there are no extra tuition fees, as you will visit Paris as part of an Erasmus exchange.
  • For the Oxford semester, there are extra costs: a Tuition Fee of approx. £1.400 (for students who have studied the last three years outside of the EU/EEA a higher tuition fee of £4.223,30 applies) and a College Fee of approx. £1037 (this fee does not include rent).

Please note that all fees are subjected to change at the start of every academic year. The amounts mentioned on the site are estimations meant to be used as reference only.


For the Paris semester, you can apply for an Erasmus grant of approx. €270,- per month (for 3 months). The international office will help you with your application for the Erasmus grant, once you are here.

For the Oxford semester, the Uhlenbeck Scholarship Programme of the Faculty of Humanities will provide a one-time grant. For more information please see their website.  

Housing fees

Leiden: we can unfortunately not organize housing. If you are looking for housing for your Leiden semester, we advise you to contact the Leiden University Housing Office – they can help you find housing for the Leiden Semester. Paris: we can organize housing via the CIUP Paris Campus. This is optional, but most Europaeum students find the location and accommodation to their satisfaction. If you would accept the offer of being housed at the CIUP Campus for your Paris stay, the rent will be approx. €750,- per month (for 3 months). Oxford: your housing will be arranged by the Europaeum program. The rent in Oxford will cost be between £120-160 per week for the duration of approx. ten weeks.

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