Fees and scholarships
Taking care of your finances is an important part of student life. There are tuition fees, living costs and possible scholarships or student loans to consider.
If you are enrolled at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, you need to pay a tuition fee. The payment of your tuition fee is arranged through Studielink.
Tuition fees may change year upon year, and no rights can be derived from the information below. Please go to the item tuition fees on this website in order to see how your fee is calculated. Curious about which fee applies to you? Check the tuition fee calculator or continue below.
Students from EU or EEA countries usually pay the legal tuition fee.
Legal tuition fees for 2021-2022
|Type of programme||Annual fee|
|Full-time & work-study Bachelor, Master and Associate degree programmes||€ 2,168|
|Part-time Bachelor and Associate degree programmes||€ 2,168
|Part-time Master degree programmes||€ 2,168|
Most non-EEA students pay the institutional tuition fee.
Institutional tuition fees for 2021-2022
|Type of programme||Annual fee|
|Full-time & work-study Bachelor and Master degree programmes||€ 8,649
|Part-time Bachelor degree programmes||€ 7,921|
|Part-time Master degree programmes||€ 8,443|
|Work-study Master degree programmes Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and Physician Assistant (PA)
Please note: Students who have a residence permit for a purpose other than study may qualify for the legal tuition fee and/or a loan from DUO.
Living expenses and other costs
A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.
Additionally, you should budget approximately € 800 a year for books and other study materials, including your own laptop. For more details about your finances while living in the Netherlands, please refer to Study in Holland.
As an international student, you are allowed a part-time job to support yourself. Please check Working in the Netherlands for details.
The Dutch government encourages its people to pursue a higher education. To this end, they have issued a product called "Student Finance" – or "Stufi" for short – comprising four components: a regular loan, a student travel product, a supplementary grant and a tuition fee loan. You always have to pay back the loans. The student travel product and grant are converted into a gift if you graduate within ten years, otherwise you have to repay those as well.
Take your time going over the details, the Ministry for Education's DUO website can tell you all you need to know.
For Bachelor students coming from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), there are several options for scholarships.
The Holland Scholarship is a € 5,000 scholarship aimed at non-EEA students starting their first year of higher education in the Netherlands.
Check whether you are eligible and how to apply.
For non-EEA Bachelor students in their second year of university or beyond, we offer the HU Talent Scholarship (HTS). Allocation depends on your previous results.
Check whether you're eligible and how you can apply today.