Tuition fees 2018-2019

On this page, you'll find information on the tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019.

Statutory rate 2018-2019: € 2,060

If you meet the nationality requirement [1] and you never obtained a degree from any university or university of applied sciences in the Netherlands before [2] , then you pay the statutory rate. 

Keep in mind: The Dutch government plans to halve the tuition fees for a particular category of students starting their programmes in higher education from the academic year of 2018-2019. You can find more information on the website of the government.

Keep in mind: The United Kingdom will leave the European Union (EU). Students with a British nationality will pay the statutory rate as long as the United Kingdom is still in the EU. This situation will not change until further notice.

Institutional rate 2018-2019: € 8,050

If you do not meet all of the requirements for the statutory rate, you will have to pay the institutional rate, in accordance with section 7.46 of the Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek (WHW) (Law on Higher Education and Scientific research, only available in Dutch). 

The amount of the institutional fee is set annually by the Executive Board after advice of the University Council. The criteria on which The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) bases the amount of the institutional fee are:

  • the statutory fee and the government funding the institution would have received otherwise;
  • ensuring accessibility;
  • simplicity and transparency.

[1] This means that you are a national of a country that is part of the European Union (EU), or of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Suriname or Switzerland. You are also covered by the nationality requirement if you qualify for a student grant, based on your residence permit. 

[2] This means that, at the beginning of your bachelor programme, you did not yet obtain a Bachelor's or an equivalent degree at a government-funded institution in the Netherlands. Exception: you do not have to meet this requirement if this is the first time you register for a study programme in either education or health care. 

What if my details change (during the academic year)?

How much in tuition fees you will have to pay is based on the information known at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In case of relevant changes in this information, the tuition fees will be adjusted accordingly. 

Development of tuition fees

Statutory rate

Academic year → 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Statutory tuition fee amounts: € 1,984€ 2,006€ 2,060

The government annually determines the amount of the statutory tuition fees.

Institutional rate

Academic year → 2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Institutional tuition fee amounts: € 7,900 € 8,050
 € 8,090*

*This amount is without prejudice and has yet to be determined by the Executive Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. 

Contacting the Enrolment Centre

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Enrolment Centre.


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Last update: March 12 2018.