How can I pay tuition fee?

You can arrange your payment OF tuition fees ON Studielink. There are several ways in which you can pay the tuition and exam fees.

Dutch law requires non-EEA students to pay tuition fees beforehand at once, because of the visa process. During the visa process, non-EEA students will be requested to transfer the tuition fee and prove the finances for living costs.

  • Do you receive a Scholarship?
    • UT Scholarship: UTS/HS & OTS

      UTS/HS or OTS Scholarship students will receive the Scholarship fees in their own bank account. Therefore keep in mind that you are always responsible for the payment of the tuition fees yourself. The scholarship will not and cannot be used to directly pay the tuition fees.

      This means you need to arrange the payment via Studielink as the normal payment procedure, options 1 to 3 on this webpage. When you choose to pay in instalments, you must arrange the digital authorization as soon as you have arrived in the Netherlands and opened a Dutch bank account. When you have already paid part of the fees in advance, during the visa process, this part will be deducted and the remaining part still needs to be paid as the normal procedure. 

      Please note that if you wish to pay in instalments, you can already arrange the digital authorization before receiving the first scholarship instalment. UT will debit the first tuition fee instalment after receiving your first scholarship payment.

      Example:
      - Your tuition fee is €16,000.
      - Your UTS scholarship is €12,000, so you have uploaded the scholarship letter during the visa process.
      - You have only paid for the remaining amount, which is not covered by the scholarship, during the visa process. This is €4,000.
      - To get enrolled you need to arrange the payment of the other €12,000, which is covered by your scholarship and which you haven't paid during the visa process
      - Once you'll arrive in the Netherlands you will open up a Dutch bank account
      - After opening up a bank account you can directly arrange the digital authorization in 5 instalments via Studielink. The unpaid €12,000 will be divided over 5 instalments.
      - You inform Scholarship Office about the bank account number
      - The first scholarship payment will be transferred into your account as soon as they have received your bank account number. In other payment months, this will happen at the beginning of the month.
      - The tuition fee instalment will be withdrawn from your account by the end of the month. 

    • External Scholarship

      If UT does not have a contract with the scholarship provider, you are always responsible for the timely payment of the tuition fee yourself.

      If UT has a contract with the scholarship provider we will arrange the payment with the scholarship provider and we will finalize your enrolment.

      If you are in doubt about whether or not UT has a contract with a scholarship provider, please contact us or arrange the payment yourself. If it turns out there is a contract, while you have arranged the payment method yourself, we will change it.

  • Changing bank account details

    When you have already chosen a payment method and you do want to change it, or you want to change your bank account number, please download and fill out the Payment modification form below. You can hand it in at our Student Services desk. 

Option 1: Payment by (digital) authorisation in 5 instalments

Payment by authorisation in 5 instalments is only possible for everyone with a European IBAN

When debiting in five instalments the fees for the academic year 2023/2024 will be debited on:

  • 29 September 2023
  • 30 November 2023
  • 31 January 2024
  • 29 March 2024
  • 31 May 2024

The first instalment will be raised by €24 in administration costs. When you are starting in February 2024 with your master's programme, you only can pay in two instalments instead of five instalments. Payment in instalments is not possible for pre-master's applications.

In Studielink it is possible to arrange the payment by authorisation of your tuition fee. To be able to use the digital authorisation you need to have a European IBAN connected to SEPA. In case someone else signs for the authorisation, this person must have a European IBAN connected to SEPA. If you meet the requirements necessary for paying your tuition fees by authorisation but are unable to use the digital authorisation in Studielink, contact Student Services. Please do not forget to mention your student number.

Alternative payment schedules will not be considered. A student who is de-enrolled due to not paying the tuition fee in the previous academic year can no longer use the direct debit payment method. This applies to subsequent academic years as well.

Option 2: Payment by (digital) authorisation in 1 instalment

Payment by authorisation in 1 instalment is only possible for everyone with a European IBAN connected to SEPA. When choosing for debiting at once, the fee will be debited on 29 September 2023, the first instalment period. No administration costs will be charged. It is not possible to pay with authorisation in 1 instalment when you do not start with your study from 1 September.

In Studielink it is possible to arrange the payment by authorisation of your tuition fee. To be able to use the digital authorisation you need to have a European IBAN connected to SEPA. If someone else signs for the authorisation, this person must have a European IBAN connected to SEPA and DigiD. If you meet the requirements necessary for paying your tuition fees by authorisation but are unable to use the digital authorisation in Studielink, contact Student Services. Please do not forget to mention your student number.

Alternative payment schedules will not be considered.

Option 3: Single transfer

In Studielink you can choose a method of payment by ‘Other Method of Payment’. If you have chosen a single transfer you have to transfer the complete amount at once to the University of Twente, stating your name, date of birth and student number. The complete amount has to be transferred to IBAN NL33ABNA0405323972 before 31 January 2024. Please take a processing time of two weeks into account. In case of an international transfer, you need to mention the BIC-code: ABNANL2A.

Name and address of the bank:
ABN-AMRO Bank
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10
1082 PP Amsterdam

Option 4: Exemption through certification tuition fees paid

If you are already enrolled as a student at another Dutch university or institute of higher vocational education, you can get, under certain conditions, an exemption or reduction of tuition fees at the University of Twente. If your other educational institution supports this, Certification Tuition Fees Paid can be arranged digitally in Studielink. If your other educational institution does not support this in Studielink, you need to request an original proof of tuition fee (Certification Tuition Fees Paid) payment at the institute where you have paid the fees. Please include the original certificate when sending your (re-)enrolment form to Student Services.

Conditions payment by authorisation

  • Changing digital authorisation

    Do you wish to change your digital authorisation details, such as another IBAN account or adjust the payment method? Please use the form below. Modifying the digital authorisation can only be done up to 15 September.

  • Conditions for payment by SEPA authorisation
    1. You need to have a European IBAN and your bank is connected to SEPA. Others can also give authorisation for their account. If someone else is going to pay for you, he also should have European IBAN connected to SEPA.
    2. By signing the authorisation you authorise the University of Twente, incassant ID NL39ZZZ501305360000, to debit the tuition fee from your bank account.
    3. The account cannot be dissolved before the final instalment has been paid and a possible lack of funds has been resolved.
    4. When you do not agree with the debiting of the account, you can refund the amount within 8 weeks. You have to contact your bank about this. Your bank can inform you about the conditions. The outstanding amount does not expire by doing this. If you do not agree with the debiting, please contact CSA.
    5. The accountholder has to take care that the account will have sufficient funds, so that the instalment(s) can be debited on the mentioned date(s).
    6. Alternative payment schedules will not be considered.
    7. When debiting the account in instalments the first instalment will be raised by €24 administration costs.
    8. A student who is de-enrolled due to not paying the tuition fee in the previous academic year can no longer use the direct debit payment method. This applies to subsequent academic years as well.
  • Additional conditions for payment by paper authorisation
    1. You cannot take part in the payment in instalments if the form has not been filled out correctly and completely.
    2. By signing this authorisation form, you authorise:
      1. Universiteit Twente, incassant ID NL39ZZZ501305360000, to send single or recurrent collection instructions to your bank to debit your account and
      2. Your bank to debit your account on a single or recurrent basis in accordance with the instruction from the University of Twente.
    3. If there are changes in the conditions of the enrolment which influenced the amount of the tuition fees you agree with cashing the adjusted tuition fees by signing the authorisation form. The university is competent to debit the higher amount from your bank account. The university will send you an e-mail on time to warn you that the monthly amount of your tuition fee has been increased.
  • Additional conditions for payment by (digital) authorisation:
    1. If somebody else will accept the digital authorisation (the account holder or his/her legal representative) than this person needs a DigiD.
    2. By signing this authorisation form, you authorise:
      1. Universiteit Twente, incassant ID NL39ZZZ501305360000, to send single or recurrent collection instructions to your bank to debit your account and
      2. Your bank to debit your account on a single or recurrent basis per the instruction from the University of Twente.
    3. If there are changes in the conditions of the enrolment which influenced the amount of the tuition fees you agree with cashing the adjusted tuition fees by accepting the digital authorisation. The university is competent to debit the higher amount from your bank account. The university will send you an e-mail on time to warn you that the monthly amount of your tuition fee has been increased.

Halving tuition fee

CONDITIONS

You will receive a halving of the statutory tuition fee for your first or second year if you meet all of the following conditions.

  • For first-year bachelor's students

    You are entitled to a one-year (12 consecutive months) halving of the statutory rate if you are:

    • a student who meets all of the conditions for the statutory fee
    • a student who starts at Dutch higher education for the first time in or after the 2018-2019 academic year
    • a student who is enrolled in a full-time or part-time bachelor’s programme (pre-master's excluded)
  • In the second year of following teacher education

    Students who meet all of the following conditions are entitled to a two-year halving of the statutory rate if they are:

    • a student who meets all of the conditions for the statutory fee
    • a student who is entering Dutch higher education for the first time in or after the 2018-2019 academic year
    • a student enrolled for a teacher’s education. 

    A student who attends a teacher’s education has the right to a maximum of a two-year halving of tuition fees. This means that when a student has a bachelor's degree in teacher’s education and has already been granted two years of halving in tuition fees, the student is not entitled to another year of halving the tuition fees when attending a master's teacher’s education.

For more information, frequently asked questions and the infographic, you can have a look at the website of the Dutch government.

  • Examples

    You are entitled to a 12-month (in the case of following a teacher education, 24 months) consecutive halving of the tuition fee. This means that when you quit your studies in the meantime there is a chance that when you resume the study or choose a new study, you have no right to continue the halving of tuition fees. In the examples below you can see when you do have the right to a halving of the tuition fee or when you lose your rights.  

    • Example 1: You have had a previous registration at a HO institution
      • You have had a registration at a HO institution before the academic year of 2018 (for example, per September 2016) 
      • This registration took up to a month, as you have de-enrolled yourself immediately
      • You do not have the right to a halving of the tuition fees as you already had a registration with a HO institution before the academic year of 2018-2019
    • Example 2: Consecutive bachelor's education

      · You start per February with a bachelor's degree at an educational institution and will continue studying until September
      · Per September you switch to another study (continuous), possibly even to another educational institution and the study continues througout the rest of the year
      · You then have the right to 12 months halving of tuition fees from February to January

    • Example 3: (Temporarily) quitting your bachelor's study

      · You start in September with a bachelor's degree at an educational institution
      · You quit your study within 3 months, as of 1 December, of the same academic year
      · You request for (re-)enrolment the following academic year, per September
      · You will be eligible for 3 months of the halving of the tuition fee, from September to November. The remaining 9 consecutive months you do not follow a study and you therefore have not used your right to the halving of tuition fees. You cannot take along these months to the new academic year, they will expire.

    • Example 4: Master's teacher education

      · You start with a master's teacher education in September 2021-2022*
      · You will continue your study for until the end
      · You have the right to the halving of tuition fees for 24 consecutive months 

    • Example 5: Transition to teacher education
      • You start per September with a bachelor's programme and finish it after 3 years
      • After your bachelor you start with a Master in teacher education
      • You have 12 months right to the halving of tuition fees during the bachelor's programme
      • When you start your Master teacher education you will be entitled to another 12 months of halving of the tuition fees. In total you will then be entitled to 24 months halving of the tuition fees
    • Example 6: Teacher education in addition to other education
      • You start by September 2021-2022* with a master's teacher education and at the same time you follow another education
      • You have only 12 months right to the halving of tuition fees, you thereby lose your right to the second year of the halving of tuition fees
    • Example 7: Temporarily quitting your master's teacher education
      • You start in September 2021-2022 with a teacher education and quit your study on 1 February of the same academic year
      • In September of the next academic year you will continue your teacher education until you finish it
      • You are entitled to a total of 17 months of a halving of tuition fees, namely from September to January of the first academic year and during the period from September to August in the second academic year. The 7 months from February to August in the first year, when you have not followed a study and you did not use the right of the halving of tuition fees, you cannot take along to the next academic year

    *You are entitled to the second year of the halving of the tuition fee when starting a master's teacher education per the academic year 2021-2022 as you are also only entitled to a halving of tuition fee when starting the prior bachelor's study per the academic year of 2018-2019. Starting the master's earlier means you have started the bachelor's before the academic year of 2018-2019, which does not entitle you to any halving of tuition fee.

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