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Payment of tuition fees

  • An overview of the payment possibilities

    An overview of the payment possibilities can be found on our website.

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  • Conditions for direct debit payment of tuition fees

    An overview of the conditions for direct debit payment of tuition fees can be found on this page.

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  • For which date do I have to pay the tuition fees?

    Pay the tuition fees or arrange a (digital) direct debit payment before the start date of your degree programme.

    For example:
    • Start date 1 September: the university must have received your payment no later than 31 August*.
    • Start date 1 February: the university must have received your payment no later than 31 January*.
    Please note:
    An academic year runs from 1 September to 31 August.
    • If you start on 1 September, you pay (initially) for twelve months.
    • If you start on 1 February, you pay for the period from February to August (seven months). If you continue with your degree programme as of 1 September, you will pay again from 1 September to 31 August.

    If you deregister, you may be entitled to a refund of (part of) the tuition fees.

    * For non-EU students, other deadlines may apply due to immigration procedure.

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  • Pay tuition fees as a lump sum or in instalments

  • What must I do if somebody else will pay my tuition fees?

    When filling in the payment details in Studielink, you indicate that someone else pays your tuiton fees.

    The tuition fees can be paid by
    • a direct debit payment or a personal payment instruction to the bank.
    • an invoice.
    More information about the payment possibilities mentioned above can be found on our website.

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  • Can I modify my payment details in Studielink?

    Once you have entered and confirmed your payment details in Studielink, you can still make certain changes to these details afterwards. Keep in mind that certain changes will only become effective at a later date. For instance, if you have already paid your tuition fees in full for this academic year, any changes made to your details will only become effective from next academic year. For more information, please visit the Studielink website.

    Have you made an error or decided to want to use a different method of payment, please contact the Student Information and Administration department.

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  • Regulations for registration and tuition fees

    The Regulations for registration and tuition fees set out the (legal) conditions for registration and tuition fees at the University of Groningen.

    More information can be found on the Regulations for registration and tuition fees page or our website.

  • Can I pay in cash?

    Yes, you can pay your tuition fees in cash.

    How you can pay your tuition fees in cash can be found on our website.


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  • Can I pay my tuition fees via Tikkie?

    Only if you have signed a direct debit mandate but the payment has failed.

    What is Tikkie?

    Tikkie is a ABN AMRO app you can use to make a payment using iDEAL via SMS, for example. Go to the Tikkie website for more information.

    You can pay using Tikkie if you satisfy the following conditions:

    • You have a Dutch bank account
    • You have a smartphone
    • The UG knows your Dutch mobile number
    • You have issued an authorization to pay in one time. (It is then possible to pay in advance with Tikkie.)
    • You have signed a direct debit mandate but the payment failed

    How does Tikkie work?

    • You are sent an SMS with a payment link.
    • Click on the link and pay part or all of the tuition fees via the iDEAL environment.

    Why would I want to pay via Tikkie?

    Via Tikkie you can pay the tuition fees in a quick and simple way. This can be done prior to the new academic year or you can rectify a failed payment. This has the advantage that your UG account will not be blocked if you pay immediately.

    However, you are not obliged to pay via Tikkie.

    How to inform the UG of your mobile number?

    You can let the UG know your mobile number via Studielink.

  • Someone else (e.g. a parent) will pay my tuition fees. How can I arrange this?

    When filling in the payment details in Studielink, you can indicate that someone else will pay your tuition fees.
    Should this person wish to change their previously entered payment details, they can do so using the link you provided them (when first entering the details).

    More information can be found on the Payment possibilities page of our website.

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