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Tuition fee amounts

The amount of tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors. These are your nationality, your study programme and whether you have already obtained a Dutch higher education diploma.

Your nationality, study programme and previous Dutch higher education qualifications determine the amount of tuition fee you have to pay. There are four categories of tuition fee:

Tuition fees can vary from programme to programme and within tuition fee categories. There is also a special fee structure for Pre-master or conversion programmes as detailed below. 

Statutory tuition fee

Statutory tuition fee applies if you will follow a government-subsidised study programme, which is not a second degree programme, and you are are a national of: 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, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom

Statutory tuition fee applies whether you study full time or part time. The statutory tuition fee is:

 2016/2017    2017/2018 
 1,984 euro  2,006 euro


Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of:
2016/2017: 2,135 euro
2017/2018: 2,135 euro

Non-government subsidised study programmes

Some programmes are not subsidised by the Dutch government. For programmes of this type an institutional tuition fee applies. The amount varies from programme to programme.

 

 2016 /2017 

 2017/2018 

MSc International Relations & Diplomacy

 16,750 euro

 16,750 euro

MSc Cyber Security 

 11,700 euro

 11,800 euro

LLM Adv. European & International Business Law

 15,000 euro

 15,000 euro

LLM Adv. European & International Business Law (part time)

 7,550 euro

 7,550 euro

LLM Adv. International Tax Law

 19,000 euro

 19,000 euro

LLM Adv. International Tax Law (part time)

 9,550 euro

 9,550 euro

LLM Adv. Public International Law

 15,000 euro

 15,000 euro

LLM Adv. Public International Law (part time)

 7,550 euro

 7,550 euro

LLM Adv. Air & Space Law

 15,750 euro

 15,750 euro

LLM Adv. Air & Space Law (part time)

 7,900 euro

 7,900 euro

LLM Adv. Air & Space Law, blended learning (per year)

 8,900 euro

 8,900 euro

LLM Adv. Law & Digital Technologies

 15,000 euro

 15,000 euro

LLM Adv. Law & Digital Technologies (part time)

 7,550 euro

 7,550 euro

LLM Adv. European Tax Law

 19,000 euro

 19,000 euro

LLM Adv. European Tax Law (part time)

 9,550 euro

 9,550 euro

LLM Adv European & International Human Rights Law

 15,000 euro

 15,000 euro

LLM Adv. European & International Human Rights Law (part time)

 7,550 euro

 7,550 euro

LLM Adv. International Civil & Commercial Law

 15,000 euro

 15,000 euro

LLM Adv. International Civil & Commercial Law (part time)

 7,550 euro

 7,550 euro

LLM Adv. International Children’s Rights

 15,000 euro

 15,000 euro

LLM Adv. International Children’s Rights (part time)

 7,550 euro

 7,550 euro

LLM Adv. International Transfer Pricing

 19,000 euro

 19,000 euro

LLM Adv. International Transfer Pricing (part time)

 9,550 euro

 9,550 euro

LLM Adv. Law & Finance

  16,800 euro

LLM Adv. Law & Finance (part time)

  8,400 euro

 

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

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 in Leiden via a cooperation agreement the tariffs stated in the agreement apply.

Faculty 

 2016/2017   

 2017/2018  

Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs
- Bachelor
- Bachelor liberal arts & sciences
- Additional tuition fee University College
- Master

 
 10,500 euro
 10,500 euro
 2,135 euro
 16,400 euro

 
 10,500 euro
 10,500 euro
 2,135 euro
 16,600 euro

Faculty of Humanities
- Bachelor
- Master


 10,500 euro
 16,400 euro


 10,500 euro
 16,600 euro

Faculty of Archaeology
- Bachelor
- Master


 10,500 euro
 16,400 euro


 10,500 euro
 16,600 euro

Faculty of Law
- Bachelor
- Master


 10,500 euro
 16,400 euro


 10,500 euro
 16,600 euro

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Bachelor
- Master


 10,500 euro
 16,400 euro


 10,500 euro
 16,600 euro

Faculteit of Science
- Bachelor
- bachelor Moleculair Science & Technology
- Master
- Master Industrial Ecology


 14,500 euro
 10,000 euro
 17,800 euro
 15,000 euro


 14,500 euro
 14,500 euro
 17,800 euro
 17,800 euro

Faculty of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center
- Bachelor
- Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
- Master
- Master Biomedical Sciences

 
 16,800 euro
 14,500 euro
 24,000 euro
 17,800 euro


 17,000 euro
 14,500 euro
 24,900 euro
 17,800 euro

Other tariffs apply for non-government subsidised programmes.

* Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of:
2016-2017: 2135 euro

Second Dutch degree programme

If you will follow a second Dutch Bachelor’s or Master’s programme, you will generally have to pay an institutional tuition fee that is higher than the statutory tuition fee.

Explanation – institutional tuition fee for second degree programmes

For their first Dutch degree programme, certain students are entitled to pay statutory tuition fee. For these students the university also receives a government subsidy (rijksbijdrage), to cover the cost of their education. For a second degree programme the university does not receive any subsidy. Therefore for your second degree programme you must pay institutional tuition fee: equivalent to the statutory tuition fee plus the government subsidy. As the amount of government subsidy varies per study programme, the institutional tuition fee is not the same for all programmes. A detailed explanation of institutional tuition fees for second degree programmes can be read here (in Dutch).   

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.

Second Dutch Bachelor’s programme
 

Faculty

 2016/2017   

 2017/2018  

Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs
- Bachelor
- Bachelor liberal arts & sciences
- Additional tuition fee University College

 
 9,500 euro
 9,500 euro
 2,135 euro

 
 9,500 euro
 9,500 euro
 2,135 euro

Faculty of Humanities

 9,500 euro

 9,500 euro

Faculty of Archaeology

 9,500 euro

 9,500 euro

Faculty of Law

 9,500 euro

 9,500 euro

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

 9,500 euro

 9,500 euro

Faculty of Science
- Bachelor
- Bachelor Moleculair Science & Technology


 13,000 euro
 10,000 euro


 13,000 euro
 13,000 euro

Faculty of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center
- Bachelor
- Bachelor Biomedische Wetenschappen

 
 15,100 euro
 13,000 euro


 15,300 euro
 13,000 euro

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 or institutional tuition fee? Consult our tuition fee flowchart for second Bachelor’s programmes.

* Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of:
2016-2017: 2135 euro

Second Dutch Master’s programme

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’). 
 

Faculty

 2016/2017   

 2017/2018  

Faculty of Governance & Global Affairs

 14,700 euro

  14,900 euro

Faculty of Humanities

 14,700 euro

 14,900 euro

Faculty of Archaeology

 14,700 euro

 14,900 euro

Faculty of Law

 14,700 euro

 14,900 euro

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

 14,700 euro

 14,900 euro

Faculty of Science
- Master
- Master Industrial Ecology


 16,000 euro
 15,000 euro


 16,000 euro
 16,000 euro

Faculty of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center
- Master
- Master Biomedical Sciences

 
 21,800 euro
 16,000 euro


 22,400 euro
 16,000 euro

Please note! Other tariffs apply for students who are not nationals of the EEA, 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.

Pre-master or conversion programmes

Less than 45 EC

If you will follow a pre-master or conversion programme, after completing a Bachelor’s programme, you must pay per study credit (EC) if the programme is less than 45 ECs.

2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
33 euro per EC 33 euro per EC 33 euro per EC

 

45 EC or more

For programmes of more than 45 ECs you must pay 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 follow courses that are not  part of your conversion programme, you must pay the institutional tuition fee for the programme in question (see second study programme). These fees apply to students of all nationalities.