this page gives an overview of the tuition fees per academic year

Bachelor

Within the tuition fees for the Bachelor's programmes, we distinguish the statutory tuition fees and the institutional tuition fees.
The so-called statutory fee is lower than the institutional fee. If you are a national of an EEA country you are most likely to pay the statutory tuition fee, which is determind and subsidized by the Dutch government. Read more about the statutory tuition fee requirements, because the fee does not apply to all EEA students. When you do not meet the requirements of the statutory fee, you need to pay for the institutional fee.

Statutory fee

Intake moment September

1 September - 31 August

2019-2020

2020-2021

Full time (all programmes except ATLAS)

€ 2,083

€ 2,143

Full time programme ATLAS

€ 4,166

€ 4,286

Institutional fee

Intake moment September

1 September - 31 August

2019-2020

2020-2021

Full time Bèta* 

€ 10,500*

€ 10,625*

Full time Alpha-Gamma*

€  9,000*

€  9,125*

Full time ATLAS

€ 12,583*

€ 12,768*

Notes to Bèta & alfa-Gamma programmes

Bèta programmes

  • Advanced Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Technology 
  • Business Information Technology
  • Chemical Science & Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Creative Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Technical Computer Science
  • Technical Medicine (decentralised selection)

Alfa-Gamma programmes

  • Communication Science
  • Health Sciences
  • International Business Administration
  • Management Society and Technology  
  • Psychology
Explanation regarding the level of the institutional tuition fees

In accordance with changed legislation as of 1 September 2010, students who wish to gain a second degree at the same level as their first one no longer qualify for statutory tuition fees. The Dutch government will fund one Bachelor’s degree and one Master’s degree per student.

Due to the fact that no government funding is available for a second degree at the same level, the institutional tuition fees are set to cover the real costs. For non- technical studies, the fee is lower than for technical studies. This is because studies in the domains of science technology and engineering make more use of expensive research facilities (e.g. labs).

The Executive Board of the University presents the institutional tuition fee rates to the University Council for advice on an annual basis. The institutional tuition fees are adjusted annually based on inflation rates.

Exceptions on the bachelor fees

For a number of situations there are exceptions to the tuition fees as described as above:

Halving tuition fee for first year (Bachelor) students

In the first half of 2018 the Dutch government proposed a bill to introduce halving of tuition fee. The proposal has led to reduced rates per academic year 2018/2019 for freshmen Bachelor students. Check here to see if the halving of the tuition fees applies to you, which conditions you should meet and what the tuition fee will be.

Transitional arrangement for increased institutional rates per 2019-2020

Per the academic year of 2019-2020, the institutional rates will increase once more, in addition to the annual regular increase. University of Twente wants to meet students who have started a Bachelor's or master's programme before the study year of 2019-2020. A transitional arrangement has been set up for this purpose. Conditions to be met in order to qualify for the transitional arrangement and the corresponding tuition rates for upcoming study years can be found here.

Master

Within the tuition fees for the Master's programmes, we distinguish the statutory tuition fees and the institutional tuition fees.
The so-called statutory fee is lower than the institutional fee. If you are a national of an EEA country you are most likely to pay the statutory tuition fee, which is determind and subsidized by the Dutch government. Read more about the statutory tuition fee requirements, because the fee does not apply to all EEA students. When you do not meet the requirements of the statutory fee, you need to pay for the institutional fee.

When you start your studies per February, you don't initially pay for the entire academic year. You pay an amount for the period of 1 February to 31 August, 7 months. The amounts mentioned under the February intake are therefore 7/12 of the annual amount. The next year you will pay the tuition fee for the entire academic year, as indicated under the September intake for the following year.

Statutory fee

September intake

1 September - 31 August

2019-2020

2020-2021

Full time 

€ 2,083

€ 2,143

Part time

€ 1,523

€ 1,567

February intake

1 February - 31 August

2019-2020

2020-2021

Full time

€ 1,215.08

€ 1,250.08

Part time

€  888.42

€  914.08

Institutional fee

September intake

1 September - 31 August

2019-2020

2020-2021

Full time Bèta* 

€ 15,750

€ 16,000

Full time Alpha-Gamma*

€ 12,000

€ 12,250

February intake

1 February - 31 August

2019-2020

2020-2021

Full time Bèta* 

€  9,187.50

€ 9,333.34

Full time Alpha-Gamma*

€  7,000.00

€  7,145.84

Notes to Bèta & Alfa-Gamma programmes

Bèta programmes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Information Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Embedded Systems 
  • Industrial Design Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Interaction Technology
  • Internet Science & Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Science Education and Communication
  • Spatial Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Systems and Control
  • Technical Medicine
  • Telematics

Alfa-Gamma programmes

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Environmental and Energy Management
  • Educational Science and Technology
  • European Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Education  
  • Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
Explanation regarding the level of the institutional tuition fees

In accordance with changed legislation as of 1 September 2010, students who wish to gain a second degree at the same level as their first one no longer qualify for statutory tuition fees. The Dutch government will fund one Bachelor’s degree and one Master’s degree per student.

Due to the fact that no government funding is available for a second degree at the same level, the institutional tuition fees are set to cover the real costs. For non- technical studies, the fee is lower than for technical studies. This is because studies in the domains of science technology and engineering make more use of expensive research facilities (e.g. labs).

The Executive Board of the University presents the institutional tuition fee rates to the University Council for advice on an annual basis. The institutional tuition fees are adjusted annually based on inflation rates.

Pre-master tuition fee

To follow a premaster programme you have to pay an amount per EC.
Academic year: 2019-2020    Amount per EC: €34.72
Academic year: 2020-2021    Amount per EC: €35.75
The total amount you have to pay depends on the number of EC’s from your premaster programme.

Examples:
Your premaster is 30 EC and you will start in the academic year 2019-2020. You will pay € 34.72 x 30 EC = € 1,041.60
Your premaster is 45 EC and you will start in the academic year 2020-2021. You will pay € 35.72 x 45 EC = € 1,607.40

Conditions:

  • This regulation applies to both Dutch and international students with a premaster enrolment.
  • Instead of paying tuition fees, you will pay an amount in one go and in advance for your entire premaster programme.
  • There are two payment methods:
  •               Authorisation in one instalment (not possible when you start per 1 February)
  •                Transfer the money yourself
  • You have no right to a refund (repayment of a part of the amount paid) in the event that you de-enrol your premaster enrolment prematurely.

Extraneus

When registering as Extraneus, you have the right to take exams. You are not entitled to follow lectures, receive guidance and use the student facilities. You are also not entitled to study funding or a refund on your paid exam fee. More information regarding Extraneus can be found on this page


2019-2020

2020-2021

Extraneus

€ 1.268

€ 1.304

Exemption tuition fee: (proof of payment tuition fee)

  • If you are enrolled as a student at another Dutch university and have paid the statutory fee, a certificate of payment of tuition fees (BBC) will be accepted when registering at the University of Twente. As a student, you will be asked to provide an original proof of payment of tuition fee (BBC) with your (re-)enrolment in good time.
  • If you are a student at another Dutch university and have paid the institutional fee, you cannot be registered as a student with a proof of tuition fees (BBC). As a student you have to pay tuition fees at the University of Twente.

Tuition fees when studying longer than planned

You are required to pay tuition fees for the duration of your enrolment.

This means that if you take longer to graduate (i.e. it takes you 3 years instead of 2 years to complete your study programme), you will be required to pay an additional amount of tuition fee.

The amount will be calculated based on the duration of your enrolment at UT.

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