Statutory tuition fees
University tuition feesYou will have to pay university tuition fees if you do not (or no longer) satisfy all the requirements for the statutory tuition fees at the moment of registration or during the academic year. There are two categories: university tuition fees I and the higher university tuition fees II. Which category applies to you depends on your personal situation.
University tuition fees I
The amount for university tuition fees I is identical to the statutory tuition fees. You qualify for university tuition fees I if one of the following situations applies to you.
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.
University tuition fees II
You must pay the higher university tuition fees II if you do not satisfy the conditions for the statutory tuition fees and not qualify for university tuition fees I. The level of the university tuition fees II is determined by the selected bachelor degree programme or master degree programme.
Explanatory notes regarding the level of the university tuition fees
In accordance with changed legislation as of 1 September 2010, students who wish to gain a second degree at the same level as their first one (i.e. they already have a Bachelor’s degree and register for another Bachelor’s degree programme, or they already have a Master’s degree and register for another Master’s degree programme) no longer qualify for statutory tuition fees.
The Dutch government will fund one Bachelor’s degree and one Master’s degree per student, which means these degrees can be gained at a low level of tuition fees (the ‘statutory tuition fees’). The actual costs of teaching incurred by the University of Groningen are much higher than the amount that students pay in the form of tuition fees. The difference is covered by the government. However, the government is of the opinion that the costs of a second degree programme should be borne by the students themselves in the form of tuition fees that cover all costs.
The University of Groningen has therefore based its univerity 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.
Tuition fees for Bachelor's degree progammes
Tuition fees for Master's degree programmes