Tuition fees and payment

If you are enrolled at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, you need to pay a tuition fee. Even if you are doing an internship of completing the last few assignments of your degree.

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Please note: Tuition fees may change year upon year, and no rights can be derived from the information on this page.

In the Netherlands, there are two types of tuition fees: the legal tuition fee, set annually by the Dutch government, and the institutional tuition fee, set annually by the universities individually. The institutional tuition fee is higher and only applies to students who don't meet the criteria for the legal tuition fee. Curious about which fee applies to you?

Check the tuition fee calculator.

Halving tuition fees 2018-2019

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Dutch government has proposed to halve the statutory tuition fees for the first year of new first-year students. This reduction is meant for students entering in the Dutch higher education for the first time. In case of educational degree programmes, the reduction would apply for two years. The bill has passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate, so will be implemented. You can find whether the reduced fee applies to you, as well as the latest info concerning the reduction on the website of the Dutch Government.

The legal tuition fee

You are eligible for the legal tuition fee if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a national from a country belonging to the European Economic Area; this includes all EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway. 
  • You are a national from Switzerland or Suriname.
  • UAF pays your tuition.
  • You have a residence permit for a purpose other than study that entitles you to government-backed student finance ("Stufi").

You don't already have a bachelor's degree when starting your bachelor programme. Or, you don't already have a master's degree when starting your master programme. Equally, you don't already have an associate's degree when starting your associate's degree (AD) programme.

You already have a degree (AD, bachelor's or master's) from a programme that is not in healthcare or education, and you embark on a programme in one of these fields. Check whether your programme meets this condition via DUO CROHO (in Dutch only) or enquire with the institute you plan to study with.

Please note: If you started your additional degree programme at the same time as your initial one, you are eligible for the legal tuition fee for the duration of your second degree programme.

Read more about Tuition for your second degree.

 

Legal tuition fees for 2018-2019

Type of programme Annual fee 
Full-time & work-study bachelor's and master's degree programmes € 2,060
Part-time bachelor's and associate degree programmes € 1,800
Part-time master's degree programme € 1,912

Legal tuition fees for 2019-2020

Type of programme Annual fee 
Full-time & work-study bachelor's and master's degree programmes € 2,083
Part-time bachelor's and associate degree programmes TBA
Part-time master's degree programme TBA

The institutional tuition fee

If you don't meet the criteria for the legal tuition fee, you pay the institutional tuition fee.

For academic year 2018-2019, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht has set the following:

Type of programme  Annual fee
Full-time & work-study bachelor's and master's degree programmes € 8,217
Part-time bachelor's and associate degree programmes € 7,178
Part-time master's degree programme € 7,625
Exceptions:  
Work-study master's degree programmes Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and Physician Assistant (PA)
€ 17,541

Examination fee for external students

Those only taking part in exams at HU University of Applied Sciences and not taking part in any of our education programmes pay € 2,052 per academic year. Life Long Learning students (external student from private programmes) pay € 205 per month. (Prices correct for 2018-2019.) For more information about registering as an external student, check our Admissions to Part-time Bachelor page.

Paying your tuition

You pay your tuition via Studielink. You fill in the IBAN of the person paying your tuition (e.g. you or a parent) and confirm your method of payment. You will then receive an email from us with an activation code. The account holder uses this to authorise payment using their DigiD. You can pay the entire amount at once or spread it over ten months:

  • Direct debit in one instalment:
    We debit your account with your tuition fee in one transaction. The direct debit takes place around the 25th day of your starting month.
  • Direct debit in ten instalments:
    We debit your account with one-twelfth of your fee around the 25th of each month between September and April. Around the 25th of May and June, your account is debited twice.

    When you pay in instalments, a € 24 administration fee is charged at the time of the first transfer.

Payment via a foreign bank account or by your employer

Do you want to pay from a bank outside of SEPA (the Single Euro Payments Area) or is your employer or another company paying your tuition? In both these cases, you cannot pay by direct debit.

Instead, you select payment option "Via institution of higher education" in Studielink and download the HU payment form 2018-2019 (Pdf). Please send this form by email to stip@hu.nl, or by regular post to: HU Back Office Enrolment, PO Box 8218, 3503 RE Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Note that the form needs to be filled in correctly and completely, including at least two signatures, for us to process it. Once processed, you will receive an invoice. This needs to be paid within 30 days to: Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht, IBAN: NL77 ABNA 0256 7327 60, BIC/SWIFT: ABNA NL2A, quoting your Student-ID and the invoice number in the subject field.

How do I change my payment details?

Once you have authorised your direct debit, you won't be able to change your payment details in Studielink. If you do need to change something, please use the HU payment form 2018-2019 to alter any payments details.

Payment Form

If you have obtained a bachelor or master's degree after 1 August 1991 and you want to enrol in a second degree programme, you'd normally have to pay the institutional tuition fee according to the Dutch Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research art. 7.46 (in Dutch: WHW art. 7.46).

However, there are a few exceptions:

  • You follow two associate, bachelor's or master's degree programmes simultaneously during academic year 2018-2019 and are completing one of them in 2018-2019.
  • You followed two associate, bachelor's or master's degree programmes simultaneously before academic year 2018-2019, you have completed one of them and the other is ongoing (your registration has not been interrupted).
  • Your second degree programme is in healthcare or education and your previous associate, bachelor's or master's degree isn't in these fields.

If one of these exceptions applies to you, your institutional tuition fee will be lowered to match the current legal tuition fee.

Please note: It does take a while for a degree to be registered with DUO and Studielink. This means that HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht may at first charge you the legal tuition fee, while you are required to pay the institutional tuition fee. If this is the case, you are liable for the difference in fees once your first degree is registered with us. If you are unsure whether we have the right details for you, please contact our Back Office Enrolment.

Exemption from tuition fees

In the following cases, you may qualify for exemption:

Are you a student at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and are you going to follow a (minor) programme at another institution? You may be entitled to an exemption from (part of) your tuition fees at that other institution, as long as you are eligible for the legal tuition fee at both institutions. 

Complete your payment details in Studielink and make sure your registration is complete. Then request proof of payment from HU's Enrolment Office and hand this in at the other institution.

Are you a student from another institution and are you about to follow a (minor) programme at HU? You may be entitled to an exemption from (part of) your tuition fees at HU, as long as you are eligible for the legal tuition fee at both institutions. 

Complete your payment details in Studielink. We will not take any money out of your account until your programme starts. Then request proof of payment from your other institution and send it to: HU Back Office Enrolment, PO Box 8218, 3503 RE Utrecht, The Netherlands. We need the original document. 

As soon as we have received proof of payment from the other institution, your payment authorisation in Studielink is cancelled.

What you need to do in case of arrears

We may be unable to transfer your tuition fee from your account using Direct Debit. For instance if you don't have enough money in your account or because your application process was completed late. In these cases, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht has no way to reattempt the transfer. 

Within two weeks of a missed payment, you'll receive an email request for payment of arrears containing an iDEAL payment link. You can use this link for swift payment of your outstanding funds. If you cannot use iDEAL, you may transfer the money directly to: Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht, IBAN: NL77 ABNA 0256 7327 60, BIC/SWIFT: ABNA NL2A. Don't forget to put your Student-ID in the subject field.

You are at all times responsible for prompt payment of your tuition, even if it is financed by a parent or employer. If you fail to pay outstanding fees and ignore our reminders, HU will deregister you from your programme in accordance with the Dutch Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research art. 7.42 paragraph 2 (in Dutch: WHW art. 7.42-2). 

From that moment onwards you are no longer entitled to education or HU's other services, nor government-backed student finance ("Stufi") or your Student Travel Product. You need to cancel these yourself via DUO: Stopping your studies. Do this immediately to avoid incurring further costs.

Re-entrance to your programme

If you want to re-enter your programme after deregistration, you need to do the following:

  • Make up your arrears
    We transfer our claim to GGN mastering credit Utrecht. They will inform you about ways to pay. You can contact them directly via +31 88 331 4747 or via email.
  • Reapply via Studielink
    As soon as you have taken care of your arrears, you can apply for re-admittance to your programme via Studielink.
  • Ask the institute's permission
    After your application via Studielink, you need to file a request for interim access to HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. You do this by contacting the intermediary of your programme by email. Your request is processed by the director of the institute your programme is part of, and they will inform you of their decision. 
 

If you disagree with our decision to disenrol you, you may file a formal objection within two weeks of the date of the disenrolment letter. Send your signed letter via email to stip@hu.nl or by post to: HU Back Office Enrolment, PO Box 8218, 3503 RE Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Please note: You can object or appeal in English. However, the decision that follows can be in Dutch.

If you have filed a formal objection to your disenrolment, but we haven't decided in your favour, you can appeal with the HU Student Legal Protection Desk within six weeks of our decision. You can also appeal against a decision without objecting first; the objection procedure is supplementary and optional.

Please note: You can object or appeal in English. However, the decision that follows can be in Dutch.

Any questions?

Do you have questions about your outstanding payments? Please contact our Finance Department on + 31 88 481 9131 (on work days between 9.00-12.30, 13.00-15.00 – Fridays until 14.00) or send us an email.

Any questions

Do you have any questions about (the height of your) tuition fees? Please contact STIP on + 31 88 481 9999 or send us an email. 

Financial support for students

The Dutch government provides a number of grants and loans through its DUO agency. Read more about this on our Finances and Scholarships page.

 

If you aren't eligible for those, you can apply for the 'lifelong learning credit' to pay for your tuition fees or course fees. The lifelong learning credit is a loan, and you need to meet certain conditions to apply.

 

On our Finances and Scholarships page you find an overview of available scholarships for international students.

 

There is also a number of scholarships and grants available for (future) teachers. This information is currently only available in Dutch. They are the Teacher's Bursary ("Lerarenbeurs"), the Teacher's Allowance ("Tegemoetkoming Leraren") and the Extra Performance-Related Grant ("Extra Prestatiebeurs").

 

Check the website of the Dutch Taxation Office for tax-deductible study expenses.