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.
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 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, such as the tuition fee rates for starting your studies in February or part-time.
Overview of statutory tuition fees for master's
€ 2,314 per year
€ 2,530 per year
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
€ 14,000 per year
€ 14,250 per year
€ 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.
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 EC’s from your pre-master's.
The amount per EC is set at € 38.57 for the academic year of 2023-2024.
Your pre-master's is 30 EC: you will pay € 38.57 x 30 EC = € 1,157.10
Your pre-master's is 45 EC: you will pay € 38.57 x 45 EC = € 1,735.65
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.
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.