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When you authorize HKU to automatically debit your tuition from your bankaccount, the following rules apply.

Rules for automatic debiting of tuition fee in instalments

1. To pay your tuition via digital payment authorisation in Studielink, you must have a SEPA bank account (a bank checking account, not a savings account). It is also possible for someone else, for example one of your parents, to issue a digital payment authorisation for you in Studielink. (Note: the account holder must use their DigiD for this.)

2. The account balance must be sufficient for the payment.

3. The account cannot be closed before the final instalment has been paid and any shortfall in the account has been settled.
4. The authorisation cannot be withdrawn.
5. A digital payment authorisation in Studielink can only be issued once and can’t be changed online via Studielink.
6. If you want to change something after you have issued a digital payment authorisation concerning this payment authorisation, please visit HKU Service Desk Student Affairs (Nieuwekade 1) to fill out a paper authorisation form.

In case of problems with automatic debit

If the owed amount cannot be debited because of insufficient funds available, HKU will inform you in writing. You must then transfer the amount you owe to the bank account indicated by the school. If you fail to pay within the term indicated in the letter, you are considered in default. In this case the claim will be handed over to a process server. You will be responsible for all court costs and extrajudicial costs arising from this claim.


Failure to pay any instalment will have consequences for your attending classes and making use of the facilities of the school. HKU will also eventually terminate your enrolment. In this case, previously agreed upon terms of payment will be annulled, which makes the total amount payable immediately.