Tuition fees international students
Tuition fees for international Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes depend on the programme of your choice and your personal situation. Below you will find a brief overview of tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019. Please note that the official tuition fees will be available at a later stage. More detailed information is available through the following links:
> Regulations about tuition fees:
> Regulations for Registration and Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for regular degree programmes depend on government regulations and are the same for Dutch and European Union citizens (European Economic Area: all EU countries + Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland).
Please visit the DUO-IB-group website to find out if your eligible for a tuition fee loan (EEA countries only).
Bachelor's degree programmes
|Fee 2018-2019||Fee 2019-2020|
|Medicine||€ 32,000 per year||€ 32,000 per year|
|University College||€ 12,000 per year||t.b.a.|
|Bachelor's degree programmes Faculty of Science and Engineering||€ 10,900 per year||€ 12,500 per year|
|All other regular* international Bachelor's degree programmes||approx. € 8,300 per year||approx. €8,900 per year|
|Regular* Master's degree programmes (per field of study)||Fee 2018-2019||Fee 2019-2020|
|Arts and Humanities||€ 11,500 per year||€ 12,500 per year|
|Behavioural and Social Sciences||€ 14,350 per year||€ 14,650 per year|
|Economics and Business||€ 14,350 per year||€ 14,650 per year|
|Law||€ 14,350 per year||€ 14,650 per year|
|Life Sciences||€ 14,350 per year||€ 14,650 per year|
|Philosophy||€ 11,500 per year||€ 12,500 per year|
|Science and Engineering||€ 14,350 per year||€ 14,650 per year|
|Spatial Sciences||€ 14,350 per year||€ 15,500 per year|
|Theology & Religious Studies||€ 11,500 per year||€ 12,500 per year|
N.B. In some cases non EU students may be eligible to pay the tuition fee of EU/EEA-students:
- if you are the holder of a long term EU residence permit for another EU country
- if you are a family member (according to the definition of European Directive2004/38/EC) of an EU-citizen of non-Dutch nationality living in the Netherlands, and you are of a non-EU/EEA nationality
- based on your Dutch residence permit (this cannot be a residence permit for the purpose of study or for the purpose of stay with partner if your partner holds a residence permit type I, which states 'kennismigrant' or 'onderzoeker'
Please contact the Immigration Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and the specific requirements.
*Please note that different fees apply for University College Groningen programmes, Erasmus Mundus programmes and other Double Degree programmes.
Tuition waiver for exchange students
Students participating in the LLLP Erasmus*, Tempus or ISEP programme do not have to pay tuition fees. Students coming to the Netherlands to study within one of the formal inter-university exchange programmes of the University of Groningen are also exempted from paying tuition fees. The Netherlands has many cultural agreements with foreign countries. If you receive a grant from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science within the framework of one of these agreements to study in Groningen, there may be a (partial) tuition waiver.
*N.B. Erasmus Mundus programmes are not part of LLLP Erasmus. Therefore, students participating in Erasmus Mundus programmes do need to pay tuition fees.
Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.
Please note: the University of Groningen no longer participates in the US Student Loans (FAFSA) by the Department of Education of the US Government.
|Last modified:||10 December 2018 2.16 p.m.|