Financial matters

Tuition fees

The University of Twente applies two types of student tuition fees: the statutory tuition fee and the institutional tuition fee.

Below you find the right tuition fee for your situation. Tuition fees are adjusted annually on the basis of the Dutch Consumer Price Index and an academic year is the annual period of sessions beginning in September and ending in June.

Statutory tuition fee | with EU/EAA nationality

If you are a national of an EU/EEA country, it is likely you need to pay the so-called ‘statutory tuition fee’. This fee is determined and subsidized by the Dutch government. The statutory tuition fee applies to most, but not all EU/EEA countries and/or master’s programmes (also see ‘Institutional tuition fee’).

Statutory fee 2019-2020 for EU/EAA

In the Netherlands, the statutory tuition fees for the academic year 2019-2020 is Euro 2,083 (per year) for all bachelor’s programmes. There is one exception for the programme Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS).

Halving tuition fee for first year students
The Dutch government has made a bill to introduce a halving of tuition fees. This proposal concerns first year students who start with a bachelor in the academic year 2018-2019 and pay the statutory tuition fees. A number of exceptions apply to this. You should therefore check the website of the government whether this measure also applies to you. Read more detailed information about tuition fee regulations.

Institutional tuition fee | with non-EU nationality

Dutch universities do not receive government funding for non-EU students. Therefore, non-EU students need to pay higher fees. The University of Twente applies the following institutional fees for the academic year 2019-2020:

Euro 9,000 per year for the following study programmes
  • Communication Science
  • Management, Society & Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • International Business Administration
  • Psychology
Euro 10,500 per year for the following study programmes
  • Advanced Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Business & IT
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Chemical Science & Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Creative Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical Computer Science
  • Technical Medicine
Euro 12,578 per year for the following study programme

Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) programme

All details about tuition fee regulations

Note: The annual tuition fees for EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students to pursue the Bachelor's programme in Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) at our University College Twente are higher than those charged for other Bachelor's programmes. Learn more about the financial matters of the University College Twente.

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