Tuition fees at university in the Netherlands

Students have to pay tuition fees, Collegegeld, at university in the Netherlands according to the following criteria:

Tuition fees per year for EU/EEA students*

  • Full-time students: EUR 1906.
  • Part-time students: approximately EUR 1500.

Although there are also application fees, EU/EEA students are usually exempted from this payment.

*Tuition fees valid for the academic year 2014-2015.

Tuition fees for students from outside Europe

Tuition fees are higher for students from outside Europe, usually from approximately EUR 5000 per year to up to EUR 25000. Additionally, you have to consider application fees, which may vary from approximately EUR 50 to over EUR 100 depending on the study program/course you applied for. Please, check with your university the exact amount.

Source: Wet Op Het Hoger Onderwijs En Wetenschappelijk Ondersoek Art. 7.43 (The Netherlands' Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research).