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Tuition fees Bachelor's degree programmes

Depending on your personal situation, you pay the statutory tuition fees or the university tuition fees.

The tuition fees are set for one academic year each year. The academic year runs from 1 September to 31 August. The tuition fees for next year will be announced during the academic year.

Why are there several types of tuition fees?

The Dutch government will fund one Bachelor’s degree and one Master’s degree per student who have the nationality of a country from the EU/EEA, Suriname or Switzerland. These students pay the statutory tuition fees for their degree programmes.

The University does not receive a government subsidy for students who wish to gain a second degree at the same level as their first on, and for students who do not meet the nationality requirements. These students pay the university tuition fees for their degree programmes.

The University of Groningen has based its university tuition fees on the shortfall created by the lack of government funding. The Board of the University presents the university tuition fee levels to the University Council for advice on an annual basis.

What are the consequences if my personal situation changes?

Changes in your personal circumstances can have consequences for the tuition fees that you have to pay.

  1. You are awarded a Bachelor's or Master’s degree, but you do not terminate your registration for that Bachelor's or Master’s degree programme, then you pay the statutory fees for that registration for the remaining part of the academic year.
  2. At the time of registration for a degree programme, you satisfy the conditions of statutory tuition fees, but at some point during that academic year you no longer satisfy the nationality requirement. For the rest of the academic year you pay the statutory tuition fees for registration for that degree programme.
  3. If you are charged university tuition fees II at the time of registration, but believe that you satisfy the conditions of statutory tuition fees, you can make a request to have your tuition fees converted to the lower rate through the Immigration Service Desk.
  4. If you, at the time of registration for a degree programme, do not satisfy the conditions of statutory tuition fees, but during that academic year will satisfy the provisions of nationality requirement, you may submit a request to the Immigration Service Desk for the conversion of the University tuition fees into statutory tuition fees. The request must be submitted during the same academic year in which the conditions are satisfied. It is not possible to convert tuition fees with retrospective effect for previous academic years. Conversion to the statutory tuition fees will occur as of the first of the month following the month in which the conditions were satisfied.

Statutory tuition fees

Fee statutory tuition fees

Student Academic year 2020 - 2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Full-time € 2,143 € 2,168
Part-time or dual € 1,578 € 1,596
Bachelor Liberal Arts & Sciences € 4,249 € 4,299
Bachelor Global Responsibility and Leadership € 4,249 € 4,299
Requirements statutory tuition fees

You must meet both requirements

Nationality

You belong to one of the nationalities mentioned below:

  • Dutch passport holders;
  • EU/EEA nationals;
  • Swiss nationals;
  • Non-EEA nationals who are family members of an EU citizen resident in the Netherlands (not a Dutch nationality);
  • Non-EEA nationals with a Dutch residence permit of type II, III or IV, and in certain circumstances type I;
  • Surinam nationals.

The same degree may not have been gained before at a government-funded institution in the Netherlands:

Students who enrol for a Bachelor's degree programme may not previously have gained a Bachelor's degree and students who enrol for a Master's degree programme may not previously have gained a Master's degree from a university or university of applied science in the Netherlands. The data to be used will be that included in the Central Register of Higher Education Enrolment (CRIHO) since 1 September 1991.

Information about halving statutory tuition fees for first-year students

Go to the page Halving statutory tuition fees for first-year students.

University tuition fees

You must pay university tuition fees if you do not satisfy all of the conditions for statutory tuition fees.

University tuition fees I

Fee university tuition fees I

Soort student Studiejaar 2020-2021 Studiejaar 2021-2022
Voltijd € 2.143,- € 2.168,-
Deeltijd of duaal € 1.578,- € 1.596,-
Bachelor Liberal Arts and Sciences € 4.249,- € 4.299,-
Bachelor Global Responsibility and Leadership € 4.249,- € 4.299,-
Requirements university tuition fees I

Je betaalt het instellingscollegegeld I als één van de onderstaande situaties van toepassing is:

  • UAF
    Je bent door het UAF als vluchteling-student erkend.
  • Erasmus Mundus-opleiding
    Je bent door de faculteit erkend als deelnemer aan een Erasmus Mundus-opleiding aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en je voldoet niet aan de voorwaarden voor het wettelijk collegegeld.
  • Geen EU/EER nationaliteit met Nederlandse partner
    Je hebt geen EU/EER nationaliteit, maar je bent echtgenoot/echtgenote of geregistreerd partner van een Nederlander en jullie wonen samen in Nederland. Je moet hiervoor een verzoek indienen bij de Immigration Service Desk.
  • Britse nationaliteit
    Je hebt de Britse nationaliteit en staat sinds 29 maart 2019 ingeschreven aan de universiteit en je kwam per 1 maart 2019 in aanmerking voor het wettelijk collegegeld. Je moet ononderbroken ingeschreven blijven staan voor jouw opleiding.

University tuition fees II

Requirements university tuition fees II

You must pay university tuition fees II if you do not satisfy the conditions for the statutory tuition fees and the university tuition fees I. The level of the university tuition fees II is determined by your registration and the selected degree programme.

University tuition fees II for a second degree programme (EU/EER students)

Full-time

Faculty Academic year 2020-2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Economics and Business € 8,600 € 8,750
Behavioural and Social Sciences € 8,600 € 8,750
Theology and Religious Studies € 8,600 € 8,750
Arts € 8,600 € 8,750
Medical Sciences
- Human Movement Sciences € 11,300 € 11,500
- Medicine and Dentistry € 20,000 € 20,000
Law € 8,600 € 8,750
Spatial Sciences € 8,600 € 8,750
Philosophy € 8,600 € 8,750
Science and Engineering € 11,300 € 11,500
Campus Fryslân € 12,600 € 12,850
University College Groningen € 12,600 € 12,850

Part-time

Faculty Academic year 2020-2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Economic and Business* € 4,750 € 4,850
Behavioural and Social Sciences* € 4,750 € 4,850
Theology and Religious Studies* € 4,750 € 4,850
Arts* € 4,750 € 4,850
Law* € 4,750 € 4,850
Philosophy* € 4,750 € 4,850

* Not all the degree programmes at the faculty are part-time degree programmes.

University tuition fees II for non-EU/EER students

Full-time

Faculty Academic year 2020-2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Economics and Business € 9,500 € 10,000
Behavioural and Social Sciences € 9,500 € 10,000
Theology and Religious Studies € 9,500 € 10,000
Arts € 9,500 € 10,000
Medical Sciences
- Human Movement Sciences € 14,000 € 14,800
- Medicine and Dentistry € 32,000 € 32,000
Law € 9,500 € 10,000
Spatial Sciences € 9,500 € 10,000
Philosophy € 9,500 € 10,000
Science and Engineering € 14,000 € 14,800
Campus Fryslân € 12,600 € 12,850
University College Groningen € 12,600 € 12,850

Part-time

Faculty Academic year 2020-2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Economic and Business* € 4,750 € 4,850
Behavioural and Social Sciences* € 4,750 € 4,850
Theology and Religious Studies* € 4,750 € 4,850
Arts* € 4,750 € 4,850
Law* € 4,750 € 4,850
Philosophy* € 4,750 € 4,850

* Not all the degree programmes at the faculty are part-time degree programmes.

More information?

University of Groningen Regulations for Registration and Tuition fees

The 'University of Groningen Regulations for Registration and Tuition Fees' set out the (legal) conditions for registration and tuition fees at the University of Groningen. The regulations are based on the Higher Eduction and Research Act ('Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek; WHW) and replace the 'University of Groningen Implementation Regulations'.


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Last modified:24 November 2020 4.44 p.m.