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Physics (MSc)

Tuition fees

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

The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are:

  • Dutch, EU/EEA, Swiss and Surinamese students: €2,060 per year
  • Non-EU/EEA students €17,800 per year
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €16,000 per year

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 €18,300 per year

More information about tuition fees

The tuition fee for this programme is €2,060.- for the academic year 2018-2019 and €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.

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

If you do not qualify for Dutch student finance and you are not a national of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland you can find the amount of tuition fee you are required to pay for your study programme here below. These tariffs apply for both full and part-time study. 

Please note! If you will study at Leiden University via a cooperation agreement the tariffs stated in the agreement apply

Tuition fee: €17.800,- for the academic year 2018-2019

Tuition fee: €18.300,- for the academic year 2019-2020

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

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 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, Sweden and the United Kingdom), Suriname or Switzerland, the following institutional tuition fees apply.

Institutional tuition fee: €16,000,- for the academic year 2018-2019

Institutional tuition fee: €16,500,-for the academic year 2019-2020

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 in the following year? If so you are entitled to pay statutory tuition fee in accordance with a transitional ruling (also see ‘Exceptions’). 

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 ‘Students who are not nationals of an EEA country, Suriname or Switzerland’.

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

Exceptions
In some cases nationals of EEA countries, Suriname or Switzerland may be permitted to pay tuition fees set at the same amount as 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 institutional tuition fees set at the same amount as statutory tuition fee.
  • If you begin your second Bachelor’s or Master’s programme whilst you are still following your first Bachelor's or Master’s programme you may pay institutional tuition fees set at the same amount as statutory tuition fee for your second degree programme – on condition that you remain continuously registered as a student.

If you begin 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 fee set at the same amount as statutory tuition fee.

Physics Scholarships

Several scholarships are available specifically for Physics students. More information can be found on this website. General information on scholarships at Leiden University can be found below.

Scholarships, grants and loans

Leiden University offers a wide range of scholarships for students from specific regions of the world, or for specific programmes. If you have EU/EEA or Swiss nationality and are under 30, you may be eligible for a loan from the Dutch government to cover your tuition fees. Leiden University also offers the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS). This scholarship programme is designed for non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a master’s programme and for students of all nationalities enrolling in an Advanced LLM programme.

Find out more about scholarships, grants, loans and deadlines

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