Overview tuition fees

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

Tuition fees for bachelor's 

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

  • Amounts of statutory fee

    Intake moment September

    1 September - 31 August

    2022-2023

    2023-2024

    Full time (all programmes except ATLAS)

    € 2.209

    € 2.314**

    Full time programme ATLAS

    € 4.418

    € 4.628**

  • Amounts of institutional fee

    Intake moment September

    1 September - 31 August

    2022-2023

    2023-2024

    Full-time Beta* 

    € 10.875*

    € 12.750*

    Full-time Alpha-Gamma*

    €  9.375*

    €  9.500*

    Full-time ATLAS

    € 13.084*

    €  15.064**

  • ** Statutory tuition fee amount academic year 2023-2024 not yet determined

    Please note, that the statutory tuition fee for academic year 2023-2024 still needs an official approval from the Dutch government. The amount shown above is an indication. Before the 1st of November 2022, the definite amount will be announced and updated accordingly on our website. 

Rates 2024-2025

The rates for 2024-2025 will increase by at least 5% in addition to the annual regular increase of €125 (bachelor's) and €250. The rates still have to be determined and will be published once known.

  • * Overview of Alpha-Gamma and Bèta programmes

    Alpha-Gamma programmes

    • Communication Science
    • Health Sciences
    • International Business Administration
    • Management Society & Technology  
    • Psychology

    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 & Management
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Technical Computer Science
    • Technical Medicine
  • Explanation regarding the level of the institutional tuition fees

    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 to the bachelor's fees

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

  • Halving of tuition fee for first year (bachelor's) students

    In the first half of 2018, the Dutch government proposed a bill to introduce a halving tuition fees. The proposal has led to reduced rates per the academic year 2018/2019 for freshmen bachelor's 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.

Tuition fees for master's

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

  • Amounts of statutory fee

    September intake

    1 September - 31 August

    2022-2023

    2023-2024

    Full time 

    € 2.209

    € 2.314**

    Part time

    € 1.616

    not yet determined

    February intake
    An academic year always runs (from September) to August. If you start per February, your first academic year runs from February to August. When you start your studies per February, you initially pay 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 need to arrange the payment of the tuition fee for the entire academic year (Sep-Aug), as indicated under the 'September intake' for the following year. 

    1 February - 31 August

    2022-2023

    2023-2024


    Full time

    € 1.288,58

    € 1.349,80**


    Part time

    € 942,67

    to be determined


  • Amounts of institutional fee

    September intake

    1 September - 31 August

    2022-2023

    2023-2024

    Full time Beta* 

    € 16.500

    € 16.750

    Full time Alpha-Gamma*

    € 12.750

    € 14.000

    February intake

    1 February - 31 August

    2022-2023

    2023-2024

    Full time Beta* 

    € 9.625

    € 9.770,84

    Full time Alpha-Gamma*

    € 7.437,50

    € 8.166,67

  • ** Statutory tuition fee amount academic year 2023-2024 not yet determined

    Please note, that the statutory tuition fee for academic year 2023-2024 still needs an official approval from the Dutch government. The amount shown above is an indication. Before the 1st of November 2022, the definite amount will be announced and updated accordingly on our website. 

Rates 2024-2025

The rates for 2024-2025 will increase with at least 5% in addition to the annual regular increase of €125 (Bachelor) and €250. The rates still have to be determined and will be published once known.

  • Notes to Beta & Alpha-Gamma 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 
    • Industrial Design Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering & Management
    • Interaction Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nanotechnology
    • Robotics
    • Science Education & Communication
    • Spatial Engineering
    • Sustainable Energy Technology
    • Systems and Control
    • Technical Medicine
    • Water Technology
  • Explanation regarding the level of the institutional tuition fees

    Students who wish to gain a second degree at the same level as their first one do not 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.

Tuition fee for pre-master's

To follow a pre-master's programme, you have to pay an amount per EC.

Academic year

Amount per EC

2021-2022

€18,07 [One-time reduction due to Covid-19]

2022-2023

€36,82

The total amount you have to pay depends on the number of ECs from your pre-master's programme.

Examples

Your premaster is 30 EC. You will pay € 36,82 x 30 EC = € 1.104,60. Your premaster is 45 EC. You will pay € 36,82 x 45 EC = € 1.656,90

  • Conditions
    • This regulation applies to both Dutch and international students with a pre-master's enrolment.
    • Instead of paying tuition fees, you will pay an amount in one go and in advance for your entire pre-master's 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 pre-master's 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


2021-2022

2022-2023

Extraneus

€ 1.320

€ 1.345

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 UT. If your other educational institution supports this, a BBC can be arranged digitally in Studielink. If your other educational institution does not support this in Studielink, you will be asked to provide original proof of payment of the tuition fee (BBC). As a student, you are requested to provide an original 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 certificate of payment 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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