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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 current academic year.

Statutory tuition fees

Fee statutory tuition fees

Student Academic year 2022-2023 Academic year 2023-2024
Full-time € 2,209 to be announced
Part-time or dual € 1,626 to be announced
Bachelor Liberal Arts & Sciences € 4,380 to be announced
Bachelor Global Responsibility and Leadership € 4,380 to be announced
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.

* For UK students, whether or not they meet the requirements for statutory tuition fees after 31 December 2020 may depend on the outcome of the current Brexit negotiations. Please consult the University Brexit pages for more information for prospective students and for current students.

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 historical BRON HO since 1 September 1991.

Halving statutory tuition fees for first-year students

The Dutch government is halving tuition fees for first-year students in higher education who pay the statutory (EU) tuition fees.

Those who meet all the conditions will pay in the 2022-2023 academic year:
  • Regular full-time bachelor programmes: € 1,105 instead of € 2,209
  • Part-time and dual bachelor programmes: € 813 instead of € 1.626
  • Bachelor University College Groningen en Campus Fryslân: € 3,275 instead of € 4,380
Additional year halving of tuition fees for teacher training

Students who register for a teacher training bachelor or master for the first time are eligible for a second year of reduced fees.

More information can be found on the Government website. In our Regulations for Registration and Tuition Fees you can find the terms and conditions for the halving of tuition fees.

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

Student Academic year 2022-2023 Academic year 2023-2024
Full-time € 2,209 to be announced
Part-time or dual € 1,626 to be announced
Bachelor Liberal Arts & Sciences € 4,380 to be announced
Bachelor Global Responsibility and Leadership € 4,380 to be announced
Requirements university tuition fees I

University tuition fees I must be paid by students who:

  • UAF
    You have been recognized as student refugees by the UAF.
  • Erasmus Mundus degree programme
    You have been recognized by your faculty as a participant in an Erasmus Mundus degree programme at the University of Groningen and you do not qualify for statutory tuition fees
  • Not EU/EEA National who are the spouse or registered partner of an EU citizen
    If you are not EU/EEA nationals, and are the spouse or registered partner of an EU citizen, and are residing in the Netherlands with their EU citizen. Students who wish to be considered for University tuition fees I must submit a request to the Immigration Service Desk .

University tuition fees II

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

Full-time

Faculty Academic year 2022-2023 Academic year 2023-2024
Economics and Business € 8,915 to be announced
Behavioural and Social Sciences € 8,915 to be announced
Theology and Religious Studies € 8,915 to be announced
Arts € 8,915 to be announced
Medical Sciences
- Human Movement Sciences € 11,717 to be announced
- Medicine and Dentistry € 20,378 to be announced
Law € 8,915 to be announced
Spatial Sciences € 8,915 to be announced
Philosophy € 8,915 to be announced
Science and Engineering € 11,717 to be announced
Campus Fryslân € 13,093 to be announced
University College Groningen € 13,093 to be announced

Part-time

Faculty Academic year 2022-2023 Academic year 2023-2024
Economic and Business* € 4,942 to be announced
Behavioural and Social Sciences* € 4,942 to be announced
Theology and Religious Studies* € 4,942 to be announced
Arts* € 4,942 to be announced
Law* € 4,942 to be announced
Philosophy* € 4,942 to be announced

* 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 2022-2023 Academic year 2023-2024
Economics and Business € 10,189 to be announced
Behavioural and Social Sciences € 10,189 to be announced
Theology and Religious Studies € 10,189 to be announced
Arts € 10,189 to be announced
Medical Sciences
- Human Movement Sciences € 15,080 to be announced
- Medicine and Dentistry € 32,000 to be announced
Law € 10,189 to be announced
Spatial Sciences € 10,189 to be announced
Philosophy € 10,189 to be announced
Science and Engineering € 15,080 to be announced
Campus Fryslân € 13,093 to be announced
University College Groningen € 13,093 to be announced
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.

Tuition fees in specific situations

Tuition fees for registration from 1 October

If you enrol after 30 September, you will not have to pay the tuition fees in full. Instead, you pay 1/12 of the fees for each remaining month in the academic year.

Please note!
In the months that you are not registered

  • you are not allowed to attend lectures and to take an examen.
  • you are not entitled to a student grant of DUO or the student travel card.
Tuition fees second Bachelor's or Master's degree programme

You may follow one Bachelor’s and one Master’s degree programme at a government-funded institution for the statutory tuition fees on condition that you satisfy the nationality requirement. If you want to follow a second Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, you will in principle have to pay the higher university tuition fees II set by the University of Groningen from the moment you graduate from your first Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme.

When do you qualify for statutory tuition fees for a second Bachelor's or Master's?

  • If you have been simultaneously enrolled in two Bachelor’s or two Master’s degree programmes. When you finish the first programme, you are allowed to continue with the second degree programme for the statutory tuition fees . You will, however, have to remain continuously registered from the moment you gained your first degree and satisfy the nationality requirements.
  • If you have earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at a government-funded institution in the Netherlands and you enrol for the first time in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme that results in a grade one or grade two teaching qualification or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in the field of health care, you will qualify for statutory tuition fees on condition that you satisfy the nationality requirements.

    This means that if you gain a degree in the field of teaching or healthcare, you are not allowed to follow a second degree programme in healthcare for the statutory tuition fees, but will have to pay the university tuition fee II.

In what situation will you pay a fee?

  • If  you have a HBO Bachelor’s degree and are following a Pre-Master’s programme worth no more than 60 ECTS credit points at the University of Groningen, you will pay a fee .
Tuition fees when enrolled in more than one degree programme

You can simultaneously enrol in more than one Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme. Depending on the tuition fees category that applies to the different degree programmes, you will then either have to pay the statutory tuition fees once or separate tuition fees for each programme.

More than one enrolment for statutory tuition fees

If you are registered at a university or a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands for the statutory tuition fees, and you enrol in the same academic year for a second Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme for statutory tuition fees at the University of Groningen, you will not have to pay tuition fees for the second degree programme, unless the amount you paid for the first enrolment is lower than the statutory tuition fees. In the latter case you will have to pay the difference. You must submit a BBC declaration (proof of payment of tuition fees) with your request for registration.

More than one enrolment for statutory tuition fees and university tuition fees

If you are simultaneously enrolled in a degree programme for statutory tuition fees and a degree programme for which you have to pay university tuition fees , you must pay tuition fees for each separate programme.

  • Total amount = tuition fees for degree programme 1 + tuition fees for degree programme 2 + ...

More than one enrolment for university tuition fees

If you are simultaneously enrolled in more than one degree programme, for all of which you have to pay university tuition fees, you must pay tuition fees for each separate programme.

  • Total amount = tuition fees for degree programme 1 + tuition fees for degree programme 2 + ...

Explanation of different fees

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.

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'.

Questions? Please contact Student Information & Administration

Need more information? Please contact the Student Information & Administration

FAQ enrollment and tuition fees

Go to the FAQ enrollment and tuition fees page for an overview of frequently asked questions about registration and tuition fees.


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