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How much do you need to pay for your master's? Find out about the tuition fees. 

The tuition fee you will need to pay depends on two factors: your nationality and the type of programme you have chosen to follow. 

Tuition fees for EU/EEA students

If you are a national of an EU/EEA country, you likely need to pay the so-called ‘statutory tuition fee’. This fee is determined and subsidised by the Dutch government. The statutory tuition fee applies to most, but not all students from EU/EEA countries and/or master’s (also see ‘Institutional tuition fee’). Visit the website of Student Services for detailed payment conditions or fees for the February intake.

Overview of statutory tuition fees for master's

2023-2024 (Sep-Aug)

2024-2025 (Sep-Aug)

All master's 

€ 2,314 per year

€ 2,530 per year

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

If you are a national of a non-EU/EEA country, you will need to pay the so-called 'institutional fee'. This fee is higher than the statutory fee because Dutch universities do not receive government funding for non-EU/EEA students. Visit the website of Student Services for detailed payment conditions, such as the tuition fee rates for starting your studies in February or part-time.

Overview of institutional tuition fees for master's

2023-2024 (Sep-Aug)

2024-2025 (Sep-Aug)

Alpha-Gamma* master’s

€ 14,000 per year

€ 14,250 per year

Bèta* master’s

€ 16,750 per year

€ 17,000 per year

* The institutional fee you will need to pay depends on the type of programme you will follow. Check below to see whether you will follow an Alpha-Gamma or Bèta programme.

  • Overview Alpha-Gamma and Bèta programmes

    Alpha-Gamma programmes

    • Business Administration
    • Communication Science
    • Environmental & Energy Management
    • Educational Science & Technology
    • European Studies
    • Health Sciences
    • Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration

    Bèta programmes

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Applied Physics
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Business Information Technology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering & Management
    • Computer Science
    • Construction Management & Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Embedded Systems 
    • Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
    • Industrial Design Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering & Management
    • Interaction Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nanotechnology
    • Robotics
    • Science Education
    • Spatial Engineering
    • Sustainable Energy Technology
    • Systems and Control
    • Technical Medicine
    • Water Technology

Tuition fees for Pre-master's students

There is no fixed tuition fee for a pre-master's programme at UT, since the length and study load of a pre-master's may vary per student. Programmes can vary from 15 to 60 EC. To follow a pre-master's you have to pay an amount per EC. The total amount is based on the number of ECs from your pre-master's.

The amount per EC is set at €38.57 for the academic year of 2023-2024.

The amount per EC is set at €42.17 for the academic year of 2024-2025.

Two examples (2023-2024)

Your pre-master's is 30 EC: you will pay € 42,17 x 30 EC = € 1.265,10
Your pre-master's is 45 EC: you will pay € 42,17 x 45 EC = € 1.897,65

European Credit Transfer System

Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which is widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work.

Applying for a scholarship?

If you apply for a scholarship for a two- or three-year programme, bear in mind that the institutional tuition fees for the following year are not the same. The fees for the subsequent years increase yearly and are therefore higher than the first year. Take this into account when applying for a scholarship. This can prevent you from having to co-finance the difference in tuition fees for the following years.

Application fee

For a number of our master's programmes, applicants with an EEA or non-EEA nationality who hold a non-Dutch higher education diploma are required to pay an application fee for each application for a master's for which the application fee is to be paid.

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