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An inevitable part of your study is tuition. On this page you will find all information regarding fees, payment and more.

Tuition fees

There are two types of fees: the statutory and institution tuition fee. The government determines the amount of the statutory tuition fee annually. Based on this HKU determines the institution tuition fees. The statutory tuition fee for 2017-2018 is set at € 2006. The statutory tuition fee for 2018-2019 is set at € 2060.

Depending on your situation, you pay statutory or institution tuition fee. The department for Academic and Student Affairs shall establish which rate applies to you based on available information.

Payment of tuition

If you have a Dutch bank account or a bank account in another SEPA country you can pay your tuition via a digital payment authorisation form in Studielink. You can authorise for payment at once or in five instalments. Read more about digital payment authorisation.

Payment schedule

When you choose to pay in one instalment, the amount will be deducted around 25 September. When you choose to pay in five instalments, the amounts you owe for 2017-2018 will be deducted around the following dates:

1st instalment  25 September 2017  € 425,49

2nd instalment 27 November 2017  € 401,13

3rd instalment  25 January 2018  € 401,13

4th instalment  26 March 2018  € 401,13

5th instalment  25 May 2018  € 401,12

See our rules for automatic debiting of tuition fee in instalments.

NB: For non EER students who need to apply for a residence permit it is not possible to pay in installments during their first enrollment at HKU.

Tuition 2018-2019

Why are institution tuition fees higher than the statutory tuition?

HKU receives no government funding for students who pay institution tuition fees. To offset this, HKU included in the institution tuition fee the amount of funding that we would receive otherwise. This amount is indexed once every 3 years.

Extra costs

Study Materials
The amount you will need to spend for study materials depends on the course you are attending.

Costs of living

The costs of living in The Netherlands can vary greatly based on personal choices. For an indication of these costs, go to extra costs.


If you terminate your enrolment during the academic year you can apply for reimbursement of tuition fee.

Student financing

Fulltime bachelor and most master students could be eligible for student financing if they have the nationality of one of the countries of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

Read more

Partially enrolled students

As a partially enrolled student you pay exam fees amounting to € 1.984. This is the institution tuition fee tariff 1 and is non-refundable. For academic year 2017-2018 this fee will be € 2.006.