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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.

Tuition fee 2021-22: reduced tariff due to corona 

Due to the coronavirus situation, the government has reduced the tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022 by an amount of 1,084 euro. This reduction applies to both the statutory tuition fee and the institutional tuition fee for government-subsidised study programmes. The tuition fee amounts you see on this website are the reduced tariff.

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 in the Netherlands for the first time, 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 or Switzerland.

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

 2020/2021    2021/2022*
2143 euro  1084 euro

*The government has imposed a reduced tariff for the academic year 2021-2022 due to the coronavirus situation.

LUC fee
Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of 2,385 euro.

Statutory tuition fees halved for first-year bachelor's students as of the academic year 2018-2019.
Please visit the Government website for more detailed information.

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.

Institutional tuition fees non-government subsidised study programmes

Non-government subsidised study programmes

MSc International Relations & Diplomacy

MSc Cyber Security 

LLM Adv. European & International Business Law

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

LLM Adv. Public International Law

LLM Adv. Public International Law (part time)

LLM Adv. Air & Space Law

LLM Adv. Air & Space Law (part time)

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

LLM Adv. Law & Digital Technologies

LLM Adv. Law & Digital Technologies (part time)

LLM Adv European & International Human Rights Law

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

LLM Adv. International Civil & Commercial Law

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

LLM Adv. International Children’s Rights

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

LLM Adv. Law & Finance

LLM Adv. Law & Finance (part time)
LLM Intern. Dispute Settlement and Arbitration
LLM Intern. Dispute Settlement and Arbitration (part time)
LLM Global and European Labour Laws

LLM Global and European Labour Laws (part time)

 

 

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.

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: 2,485 euro

If you will follow a second Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in the Netherlands, 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 bachelor's diploma, doctoraal, ingenieurs or HBO-diploma (bachelor’s from a university of applied sciences) from a Dutch educational institution 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 and Sweden), Suriname or Switzerland, the following institutional tuition fees apply.

Second Dutch Bachelor’s programme
Did you commence a Bachelor’s programme at Leiden University in or after september 2010, and will you continue directly onto a second Bachelor’s programme in the academic year you complete your Bachelor’s programme, or in the following academic year? If so, you are allowed to pay the institutional fees of the same amount as the statutory tuition fee in accordance with a transitional ruling.

Institutional tuition fee second Dutch Bachelor’s programme

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 (2020/2021)

Students following the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at Leiden University College The Hague (LUC) pay an additional institutional tuition fee of  2,485 euro.

Second Dutch Master’s programme

Did you commence a Master's programme at Leiden University before 2010, and will you continue directly onto a second Master’s programme in the academic year you complete your Master’s programme, or in the following academic year? If so, you are allowed to pay the institutional fees of the same amount as the statutory tuition fee in accordance with a transitional ruling (also see ‘Exceptions’).

Institutional tuition fee second Dutch Master’s programme

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 (2020/2021)

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 you are entitled to pay institutional tuition fees set at the same amount as statutory tuition fee.
  • If your second degree programme is in the field of teacher training you are entitled to pay institutional tuition fees set at the same amount as statutory tuition fee.

Programmes of 45 - 60 EC

  • Academic year 2021-2022: 19 euro per EC*
  • Other academic years: 37 euro per EC

*The government has imposed a reduced tariff for the academic year 2021-2022 due to the coronavirus situation.

Programmes of 60 EC or more

  • For programmes consisting of 60 EC or more, you pay the annual tuition fee.
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