Tuition fees

Let’s talk finances. Enrolling on a degree programme at THUAS also means that you must pay tuition fees. There are 3 different fees:

 

 2018-20192019-2020
Statutory tuition fee
€ 2,060€ 2,083
Reduced statutory fee
€ 1,030€ 1,041
Institutional tuition fee
€ 8,050€ 8,140

You’ll either pay the statutory tuition fee set by the government or an institutional tuition fee set by THUAS. 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
  • 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.

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.

Tuition fees calculator

Use the tuition fee calculator to work out your exact tuition fees and to see if you meet the statutory tuition fee requirements. If you don’t meet the criteria, you must pay institutional tuition fees. The tuition fee calculator is based on the academic year 2019-2020.

How to pay your tuition fees

Depending on your nationality and banking country, one or more of the following payment options are available for you:

  • You set up a direct debit authorization:
    If you’ve a bank account with an IBAN number in an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Monaco or San Marino, you can set up a direct debit payment to allow us to deduct the fees from your account on the agreed dates. This can be  done via Studielink as of 1 June.
    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 FAQ 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.
  • Your employer will pay for tuition fees:
    We can send an invoice. Please complete a guarantor declaration together with your employer and return it to us.
  • You are also enrolled at another Dutch university and have paid tuition fees there:
    If you are eligible to pay the (reduced) statutory tuition fee then you can ask the other university to issue a proof of tuition fee payment (in Dutch: BBC). Send the original BBC to the Enrolment Centre and then your payment obligation has been met. If you need THUAS to issue a BBC for another university, please check our FAQs
  • You will transfer the tuition fee to THUAS’s bank account:
    Setting up a direct debit via Studielink is only possible if you have a bank account in the countries mentioned above. If your bank is in another country, you’ll need to pay the entire balance in one go. Please find full payment instructions on the confirmation form and don't forget to send a copy of the bank transfer along with the confirmation form.
  • Your tuition fee is part of your package fee payment:
    If you need THUAS to apply for your Dutch residence permit (and entry visa), you will usually be asked to pay a package fee that includes your tuition fee.  

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 the year 2019-2020, 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 collegegeld@hhs.nl or call +31 (0)70 445 88 63 during business hours.

To find out how to change your payment method, complete your payment details in Studielink and more, see our FAQs. Or contact the Enrolment Centre.