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Requirements to pay the statutory tuition fee

Requirements to pay the statutory tuition fee

You pay the statutory tuition fee if you meet all two requirements below:

  1. Enrolment requirement and
  2. Nationality requirement

Note: You have to meet both requirements for the statutory tuition fee.

1. You meet the requirement of enrolment:

  • If you are a Bachelor’s student, not having earlier obtained a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree at a Dutch institute of higher education;
  • If you are a Master’s student, not having earlier obtained a Master’s degree or doctoral diploma at a Dutch institute of higher education;
  • Or if you enrol for a second bachelor programme in the field of Education or Health1 and not having earlier obtained a Bachelor’s degree a Master’s degree or doctoral diploma at a Dutch institute of higher education in the field of Education of Health;
  • Or if you enrol for a second master programme in the field of Education or Health1 and not having earlier obtained a Master’s degree or doctoral diploma at a Dutch institute of higher education in the field of Education of Health;

2. You meet the nationality requirement if you comply with one of the five requirements listed below:

  • You are a student with the nationality of an EEA country2;
  • You are a student with the Surinamese or Swiss nationality;
  • You are recognized as a refugee by the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF);
  • You are a student from a non-EEA country, but who has the right to the Dutch student grant of the Student Finance Act (WSF 2000)
  • You have a long term resident EC status and you have a residence permit in the Netherlands.

If you do not meet the two requirements above for the statutory tuition fee, you will have to pay the institutional tuition fee.

1 For the University of Twente the following Bachelor-programmes B Healt Sciences and B Technical Medicine and the following Master-programmes M Social Sciences and Humanities Education, M Science Education and Communication, M Technical Medicine and M Health Sciences.

2 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United Kingdom

Tuition fees for a second bachelor or second master:

The statutory tuition fee applies only for a first Bachelor- or a first Master programme and only if you meet all the requirements for the statutory tuition fee. If you graduated in the Netherlands for a Bachelor or a Master degree, or a doctoral after September 1991 you will pay the institutional tuition fee for your second Bachelor or Master programme.

The law makes an exception for students who starts their second programme before they finish their first programme.

What does this mean for you as a student:

If you will follow a second programme continuous and your second programme has started during a first programme you will pay the statutory tuition fee if you also meet all the requirements.

Example 1

You are enrolled at the University of Twente for 1 September 2018 for two programs and in January 2019 you graduate for the first programme. For the second programme you do not have to pay tuition fee up to January 2019. From February up to August 2019 you pay the statutory tuition fee for your second programme if you also meet all the requirements for the statutory tuition fee. For the academic year 2019-2020 you will pay the statutory tuition fee for your second programme if you also meet all the requirements for the statutory tuition fee.

Example 2

In the academic year 2016-2017 you graduate for a Bachelor programme. In the academic year 2018-2019 you enrol for a second Bachelor programme at the University of Twente. You have to pay the institutional tuition fee. The same goes for a second Master programme.

Exception
You enrol for a second programme in the field of Education or Health:
You did not have a degree/diploma in the field of Education or Health
--> Statutory tuition fee
You already have a degree/diploma in the field of Education or Health
--> Institutional tuition fee    

Example 3

In the academic year 2015-2016 you graduate for a Bachelor programme in the field of Technique and in the academic year 2018-2019 you enrol at the University of Twente for one of the next programs: B Health Sciences; B Technical Medicine. You have to pay the statutory tuition fee if you also meet all the requirements for the statutory tuition fee.

Example 4

In the academic year 2015-2016 you graduate for a Master programme in the field of Education or Health and in the academic year 2018-2019 you enrol at the University of Twente for one of the next programs: M Social Sciences and Humanities Education, M Science Education and Communication ; M Technical Medicine; M Health Sciences. You have to pay the institutional tuition fee. This is also for an enrolment at any other Master degree.

Second master at institutional rate equal to statutory rate

University of Twente students who qualified for the statutory rate during their first Master's programme will pay an institutional rate to the amount of the statutory rate for their second Master's programme. The following conditions apply for taking a second Master's programme at the University of Twente at an institutional rate amounting to the statutory rate:

a. The scheme only applies to second Master's programmes.
b. The scheme only applies to students who have completed their first Master's programme less than three years before.
c. The scheme applies to consecutive study in funded education, i.e. consecutively or with an interruption but not in parallel.
d. The scheme only applies to students who qualified for the statutory rate for their first Master’s.
e. The scheme only applies to students who have followed and completed their first Master’s at the University of Twente.  


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