One-off discount tuition fees 2021-2022 because of COVID-19: The Dutch government proposes a one-off reduction of tuition fees for everyone enrolled in higher education in the academic year 2021-2022. The general aim is to give students some financial breathing space during this difficult coronavirus crisis. Once the proposal is final and exact tuition fee rates have been established, the information on this page will be updated. Questions and answers about the proposal are available on the website of the Dutch government.
Let’s talk finances. Enrolling on a degree programme at THUAS also means that you must pay tuition fees. There are 3 different fees:
|Statutory tuition fee||€ 2,143||€ 2,168|
|Reduced statutory fee||€ 1,071||€ 1,084|
|Institutional tuition fee||€ 8,375||€ 8,475|
You’ll either pay the statutory tuition fee set by the government or an institutional tuition fee set by THUAS. Criteria that are used to set the institution fee are: the statutory fee and the government funding that the university otherwise would have received, inclusivity and access, as well as simplicity and transparency. These amounts are reviewed every year.
Which fee applies to you?
How much you pay depends on three things - your nationality, if you have a higher education diploma and the degree programme you’ve chosen.
You may pay the statutory tuition fee if…
- you’re an EU national, from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Suriname or Switzerland, or are eligible for student finance with your Dutch residence permit. For this you need a Type II, III, IV or V Dutch residence permit or, in some cases, a Type I residence permit.
- you don’t have an associate or bachelor’s degree from a university in the Netherlands at the start of your bachelor’s degree programme, or you don’t already have an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree from a university in Holland at the start of your associate degree programme
- this is the first time you’re enrolling in a bachelor’s degree or study programme in healthcare. You’ll pay the statutory tuition fee even if you already have a bachelor’s degree
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.
Please refer to the website of the Dutch government for information on the impact of Brexit on tuition fees for British nationals.
How do you pay your tuition fees
You can choose to pay your tuition fees all at once, or in nine instalments.
An overview of the dates and amounts of each tuition fee instalment is available on our FAQs page. Before each instalment, please make sure to have sufficient funds in your account. If you miss a payment, please also refer to our FAQs to find out what to do.
Reduced statutory fee
Do you qualify for the statutory rate and are you entering Dutch higher education for the first time? Then you qualify for a 50% discount in tuition fees. You’ll be charged the reduced statutory fee for your first year of enrolment. If you’re starting a Dutch-taught teacher education programme you qualify for an additional year of 50% reduction of the tuition fee.
Please note: After this period you’ll have to pay the full statutory rate. You can find more information on the government website.
Calculate your tuition fees
Want to know for sure which tuition fee rate applies to you? Visit our tuition fee calculator and you’ll know within a few clicks. Please note, no rights may be derived from a calculation via this tool.
Some important notes:
- Please make sure you arrange your payment as soon as possible, but no later than 31 August, or you won’t be able to start on 1 September. Exception: Package fee payments have an earlier deadline.
- If your enrolment starts at a later date than 1 September, your tuition fees will be changed accordingly. For each month of enrolment you will be charged 1/12th of the applicable tuition fee.
Changed your mind about studying at THUAS or disenrolling during the academic year?
Decided not to start your studies after all? That’s a shame. Do make sure to disenroll via Studielink before the start date of your enrolment (typically 1 September) though to make sure you won’t be charged. If you are still enrolled on that date, you are liable to pay tuition fees up to and including the month during which you submit your disenrolment request – even if you’re not actually taking part in classes.
If you are eligible for the reduced tuition fee it is especially important to disenroll in time. If you are enrolled in the month of September yet decide not to take up your studies in that academic year, then you no longer qualify for the 50% reduction in the following academic year.
For each month that you are enrolled you will be charged 1/12th of the applicable tuition fee. This means that the month during which you submit your disenrolment request via Studielink is the last month for which you will have to pay.
If up and until the date of disenrolment you have paid more tuition fees then you had to, you are eligible for a refund of the excess amount. The Student Accounts Receivable Department will automatically transfer any balance due to the bank account used to pay for the tuition fee. More information is available on the Student Portal.
Find out more about tuition fees
Any questions about payment, direct debits or payment arrears? Email our Student Accounts Receivable Department (stating your student number) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 (0)70 445 88 63 during business hours.