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 statutory 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 statutory tuition fee.

Curious about which fee applies to you?

Would you like to start a study programme and do you not yet know which fee applies to you? Then you can use the tuition fee calculator. This will show you the amount of your tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Tuition fee calculator

Tuition fees halved for first year of higher education

Tuition fees have been halved for students in their first year of higher education.

For educational Bachelor's programmes, the halving of tuition fees may even apply for two years. Are you applying for an educational Master's programme? It's possible that you're entitled to this reduction, too.

Students who meet the conditions only need to pay half of the statutory tuition fee for their first year of higher education. The student’s academic institution will automatically calculate the correct fee.

You can find whether the reduced fee applies to you, as well as the latest information concerning the reduction on the website of the Dutch Government.

The statutory tuition fee

You are eligible for the statutory 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 statutory tuition fee for the duration of your second degree programme. Read more about tuition for your second degree further down on this page.

Statutory tuition fees for 2022-2023

Type of programme
Annual fee
Full-time & work-study Bachelor's, Master's and Associate degree programmes
€ 2,209
Part-time Bachelor's and Associate degree programmes € 2,209
Part-time Master's degree programmes € 2,209

Will 2022-2023 be your first year as a student in higher education and have you applied to a Bachelor’s degree or an Associate Degree? Then the statutory tuition fee will be halved. This means that your tuition fee will be € 1,104. The same goes for second-year students in a teacher training programme.

The institutional tuition fee

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

Institutional tuition fees for 2022-2023

Type of programme Annual fee
Full-time & work-study Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes € 8,812
Part-time Bachelor's degree programmes € 8,441
Part-time Master's degree programmes € 8,707
Exceptions:
Work-study part-time Master's degree programmes Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) and Physician Assistant (PA)
€ 8,812
Part-time Master's degree programme Physiotherapy € 7,049

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 € 2,652 per academic year. Life Long Learning students (external student from private programmes) pay € 221 per month.

Paying your tuition

You need to confirm you are going to pay your tuition in Studielink.

To pay by direct debit you must fill in the IBAN of the person paying your tuition (e.g. you or a parent) and confirm your method of payment. Please note, when using a foreign bank account please follow the instructions in the paragraph below). 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 equal instalments:
    We debit your account around the 25th of each month from September up until, and including, June. When you pay in instalments, an extra € 24 administration fee is charged at the time of the first transfer.

Payment via a foreign bank account or by your employer

If you are going to pay the tuition from a bank outside of SEPA (the Single Euro Payments Area), or if your employer or organisation is going to pay your tuition, it is not possible to pay by direct debit (as stated above).

Instead, you must select the payment option 'Other method of payment' in Studielink. You will receive an email with instructions on how to arrange the payment of your tuition fees at HU. If you follow all the steps, the person or organisation that is paying your tuition fees will receive an invoice in the first month of your study programme. The invoice has to be paid within 30 days.

How do I change my payment details?

There are several ways to change your payment details. It depends on which details you want to change and how you arranged the payment in the first place. See below how you can change your details.

  • Have you not yet completed and confirmed your payment details in Studielink?
    You can just change your payment details in Studielink yourself. Have you entered your details less than 24 hours ago? Please wait until 24 hours have passed before you fill in your details again.
  • Do you want to change the account number we use to debit your tuition fees? You can change this yourself in Studielink.
  • Will your tuition fees be debited to your account in instalments, but do you wish to pay the rest in one go after all? In this case, you can make changes until 14 September using the change payment form. You can download the form below.
  • Would you like to pay in one instalment after 14 September? Then you can transfer the remaining tuition fees yourself. Please note: to calculate your remaining amount, use the following calculation. The total tuition fee amount (see in Studielink) + € 24 administration costs - the instalments already paid = the remaining amount to be transferred. Make your transfer to Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht, IBAN: NL77ABNA0256732760, BIC code (or SWIFT code): ABNANL2A. Always state your student number with this payment.
  • Do you want to change other payment details, or do you want to change the details of the person who pays the tuition fees for you? You can do so by using the payment change form below.

If you have obtained a bachelor's 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 2021-2022 and are completing one of them in 2022-2023.
  • You followed two associate, bachelor's or master's degree programmes simultaneously before academic year 2021-2022, 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 statutory 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 statutory 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 stip@hu.nl.

Exemption from tuition fees

In the following cases, you may qualify for exemption:

Are you studying at HU and are you going to follow a programme or minor at another educational institution? If so, you may be entitled to an exemption from (part of) you tuition fees  at the other institution, as long as you are eligible for the statutory tuition fee at both institutions.

What do you have to do?

  1. Provide the HU with your payment details in Studielink. You can only do this from mid-June onwards.
  2. Make sure you have arranged all other aspects of your HU enrolment (HU Enrolment Checklist in myHU is green).
  3. Apply in Studielink for the programme or minor at the other educational institution.
  4. Because you must also inform the other educational institution in Studielink as to how you will be paying their tuition fees, select payment via Proof of Paid Tuition Fees (BBC)* in Studielink. The HU will then send the BBC to the other educational institution on your behalf, which will grant you a tuition fee exemption (or part thereof).

Please note: Make sure you complete your enrolment at the HU first. If you are not fully enrolled with HU, we can't send a BBC to the other educational institution and you will not be able to obtain a tuition fee waiver.

Tuition fees are not debited until the month in which your studies start.

* Can’t see the payment method 'Proof of paid tuition fees' in Studielink?
Please check first whether your enrolment at HU is complete. Is this the case? It may be that the other educational institution is not yet able to exchange the BBC via Studielink. Please send an email to stip@hu.nl. Please state for which educational institution and for which academic year you need the BBC. The HU will then send the BBC directly to your other educational institution. The HU will let you know when your BBC has been sent.

Are you studying at another educational 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 statutory tuition fee at both institutions.

What do you have to do?

  1. Ensure that your enrolment with the other educational institution is complete.
  2. Apply in Studielink for the programme or minor at HU.
  3. Because you must also state in Studielink how you will pay your tuition fees at HU, you should indicate that you'll pay via a Proof of Paid Tuition Fees (BBC)*. The other educational institution will then send the BBC to HU on your behalf, which will grant you a tuition fee exemption (or part thereof).

Please note: Make sure you complete your enrolment with your primary educational institution first. Without full enrolment at the other educational institution, they can't send a BBC to the HU and you will therefore not be able to apply for a tuition fee exemption.

* Can’t see the payment method 'Proof of paid tuition fees' in Studielink?
First, check whether your enrolment at your other educational institution has been completed. Is this the case? It is possible that your other institution is not yet able to exchange the BBC via Studielink. Please contact your other institution to ask them to send a BBC to HU for you.

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.

Do you have questions about your outstanding payments? Please contact our Financial Helpdesk on +31 88 481 5577, available on working days between 8.30-12am and 1-3pm. Or send an email to collegegelden@hu.nl.

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:

  • Settle your payment arrears

    Syncasso has taken over the settlement of your payment arrears from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. They will tell you how to pay. You can also contact them directly via +3188 844 42 22 or via email.
  • Apply via Studielink

    As soon as you have settled your payment arrears, you can submit an (interim) enrolment request via Studielink.
  • Wait for the assessment

    You will not be automatically accepted to join your degree programme in the interim. After your application via Studielink, HU will assess your enrolment request. If we need more information, we will contact you at the e-mail address you provided in Studielink. Make sure this is not your HU student e-mail address, but your private e-mail address.

If you disagree with our decision to disenrol you, you can appeal with the HU Student Legal Protection Desk within six weeks of our decision. On the Rights and obligations page you can read more about the procedure.

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

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about the height of your tuition fees or the different payment methods? Please contact STIP on + 31 88 481 99 99 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.