There are two types of tuition fees: statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. If you wish to find out more about which type of tuition fees you will need to pay, please visit the Education Executive Agency (DUO) website.
Statutory tuition fee amount
The statutory tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year are € 2,314.00 for a full-time study programme. When you first enrol in your Bachelor’s studies, you will need to pay half of the tuition fees for the first year. This is the last academic year that this is the case.
For the academic year 2024-2025, the statutory tuition fee for a full-time study programme is € 2,530.00. Bachelor students who first enroll in this academic year pay the full amount of the tuition fee.
For more information about tuition fees, please visit the government’s website.
Institutional tuition fee amount
The institutional tuition fee depends on the programme. Check your chosen study programme to see the amount of the institutional tuition fees that you will need to pay. Find your study programme.
The legal tuition, set by the Dutch government, is applicable to EU/EEA*, Swiss or Surinamese students who have not yet obtained a Bachelor’s degree in the Netherlands. There are some exceptions to these conditions. If you do not meet the above conditions and are from an EU/EEA country, you qualify for the EU/EEA institutional tuition fee. If you are from a non-EU/EEA country (excl. Switzerland and Suriname), you qualify for the non-EU/EEA institutional tuition fee.
Please note, as a non-EU/EEA student you are eligible for the legal fee if you:
- Receive a UAF grant (for refugee students in the Netherlands);
- or if you meet the nationality requirement for a government study grant from DUO.
*EU/EEA countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (including the Dutch Caribbean), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden.
Exemption for extra courses or a second study programme
During a bachelor's or master's degree, you can take subjects from another programme. Or do a complete second study alongside. In that case, you only have to pay statutory tuition fees for your first bachelor's or master's programme. After you have started your second study programme, you can still graduate for your first study programme. If you have started your second programme during a first programme and are following this second programme without interruption to your enrolment, you will only pay the statutory tuition fee. If you wish to find out more about the tuition fees that you will need to pay for your second study programme, please visit the DUO website.
Please note that specializations can be part of one bachelor's or master's degree program. These degree programs have the same ISAT code (according to the croho register) and in that case do not count as two different degree programs. If you complete one program and continue with the other, you pay the (high) institutional rate. You can check whether this applies to your study programs by looking up the study programs on this DUO website and comparing the ISAT codes.
Radboud University also makes an exception for Radboud University students who want to take a second Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at Radboud University immediately after they have finished their first study programme. The institutional fees that you will need to pay for your second study programme are exactly the same amount as the statutory tuition fees. Please note: To this end, you will need to be continuously registered at the university. If you withdraw from a study programme before the end of the academic year, you will be required to pay the full amount of institutional tuition fees when you register again.