Tuition fees for bachelor’s programmes

Tuition fees are calculated per academic year (1 September to 31 August), and you will need to pay fees for each month that you are registered at the university. How much you are required to pay depends on your nationality and your study programme.

Dutch nationals

Tuition fees for Dutch nationals are determined and subsidised by the Dutch government. This is known as the ‘statutory tuition fee’ or ‘home fee’. 

1st bachelor, statutory tuition fee:

  • 2014/2015: € 1,906

  • 2015-2016: € 1,951

  • 2016-2017: € 1,984

     
However, please note that students at Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague will have to pay an institutional fee in addition to the tuition fee:

Additional fee LUC The Hague:

  • 2014/2015: € 2,075
  • 2015/2016: € 2,135

  • 2016/2017: € 2,135

For more information, please see the LUC website.

 

EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese nationals

In accordance with EU regulations, if you are a national of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you are entitled to pay the same, subsidised tuition fees as Dutch students. Surinamese nationals are also entitled to pay this fee.

1st bachelor, statutory tuition fee:

  • 2014/2015: € 1,906

  • 2015-2016: € 1,951  

  • 2016-2017: € 1,984
      

However, please note that students at Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague will have to pay an institutional fee in addition to the tuition fee.

Additional fee LUC The Hague:

  • 2014/2015: € 2,075

  • 2015/2016: € 2,135

  • 2016/2017: € 2,135

For more information, please see the LUC website.
 

Non-EU/EEA nationals

Students who are nationals of countries outside the EU/EEA, Switzerland or Suriname pay higher fees. This is because the government does not subsidise non-EU students, so universities must determine the tuition fees for these students on the basis of costs.

2014/2015 2015/2016   2016/2017  
Students already enrolled in the same bachelor’s programme before 1 September 2009       
€ 2,573 p.m. / still unknown  

Without "(Dutch) student finance":
     
Archaeology, Humanities, Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Campus The Hague: € 11,100      € 11,200 € 10,500
Science, Bachelor Biomedical Sciences: € 14,100 € 14,300 € 14,500 
Bachelor Medicine:  € 16,300 € 16,500 € 16,800
Bachelor Liberal Arts & Sciences: € 11,100 € 11,200 € 10,500
Joint programme with TU Delft:
Bachelor MST and LST 

€ 8,464

€ 8,678
 
€ 10,000

However, please note that students at Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague will have to pay an institutional fee in addition to the tuition fee.

Additional fee LUC The Hague:

  • 2014/2015: € 2,075

  • 2015/2016: € 2,135

  • 2016/2017: € 2,135

For more information, please see the LUC website.

 

Can I be exempted from paying the higher tuition fee?

That depends. Students who are not EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese nationals are entitled to pay the ‘home fee’ if they hold a residence permit which entitles them to student finance (studiefinanciering) from the Dutch education agency DUO. See the list of the relevant residence permits.

What if I start my programme part-way through the academic year?

To register as a student after September, you will need the formal consent of your study adviser. In this case, you will only need to pay tuition fees starting from the month in which you register as a student.

What about part-time students?

Some bachelor’s programmes are offered on a part-time (deeltijd in Dutch) basis. For these programmes, you will pay the same tuition fee as for full-time programmes.

Please note that student visas and residence permits are only issued on the basis of full-time study, so if you require one of these to study in the Netherlands you will not be allowed to study part time.

Tuition Fee 2nd bachelor’s programme

Students who have already obtained a bachelor's degree in the Netherlands, are advised to check the Tuiton fee 2nd bachelor's programme.

Paying your tuition fees

How to pay your tuition fees.

Further questions?

If you have further questions about tuition fees please contact the Student Affairs Front Office.
For questions about scholarships please contact the scholarship department via scholarships@sea.leidenuniv.nl

Last Modified: 01-02-2016