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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.

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

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 Central Register of Higher Education Enrolment (CRIHO) since 1 September 1991.

Fee statutory tuition fees

Student Academic year 2020 - 2021 Academic year 2021-2022*
Full-time € 2,143 € 1,084
Part-time or dual € 1,578 € 798
Disclaimer academic year 2021-2022

The Dutch government decided to lower the statutory tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022 as a one-time measure to relieve the Covid-19 educational consequences for students. Therefore, the fees for academic year 2021-2022 are lower than the original fees for this academic year.

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

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 .
Fee university tuition fees I

Student Academic year 2020-2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Full-time € 2,143 € 1,084
Part-time or dual € 1,578 € 798
Bachelor Liberal Arts & Sciences € 4,249 € 3,215
Bachelor Global Responsibility and Leadership € 4,249 € 3,215
Disclaimer academic year 2021-2022

Please note for most degree programmes the University tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022 are reduced as a one-time measure to relieve the Covid-19 educational consequences for students. Therefore, the fees for the academic year 2021-2022 might be lower than the original fees for this academic year.

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 € 14,900 € 14,116
Behavioural and Social Sciences € 11,900 € 11,066
Theology and Religious Studies € 11,900 € 11,066
Arts € 11,900 € 11,066
Medical Sciences
- Human Movement Sciences; Sport Sciences € 14,900 € 14,116
- Medicine and Dentistry € 20,000 € 18,916
- Research Master's € 14,900 € 14,116
Law € 14,900 € 14,116
Spatial Sciences € 14,900 € 14,116
Philosophy € 11,900 € 11,066
Science and Engineering € 14,900 € 14,116
Campus Fryslân € 14,900 € 14,116

Part-time

Faculty Academic year 2020-2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Economic and Business* € 8,000 € 7,352
Behavioural and Social Sciences* € 6,350 € 5,702
Theology and Religious Studies* € 6,350 € 5,702
Arts* € 6,350 € 5,702
Law* € 8,000 € 7,352
Philosophy* € 6,250 € 5,702
Science and Engineering* € 8,000 € 7,352
Spatial Sciences* € 8,000 € 7,352

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

Disclaimer academic year 2021-2022

Please note for most degree programmes the University tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022 are reduced as a one-time measure to relieve the Covid-19 educational consequences for students. Therefore, the fees for the academic year 2021-2022 might be lower than the original fees for this academic year.

University tuition fees II for non- EU/EER students

Full-time

Faculty Academic year 2020-2021 Academic year 2021-2022
Economics and Business € 15,000 € 14,816
Behavioural and Social Sciences € 15,000 € 14,816
Theology and Religious Studies € 13,500 € 13,216
Arts € 13,500 € 13,216
Medical Sciences
- Human Movement Sciences; Sport Sciences € 17,500 € 17,416
- Medicine and Dentistry € 32,000 € 32,000
- Research Master's € 17,500 € 17,416
Law € 15,000 € 14,816
Spatial Sciences € 15,000 € 14,816
Philosophy € 13,500 € 13,216
Science and Engineering € 17,500 € 17,416
Campus Fryslân € 15,000 € 14,816

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

Disclaimer academic year 2021-2022

Please note for most degree programmes the University tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022 are reduced as a one-time measure to relieve the Covid-19 educational consequences for students. Therefore, the fees for the academic year 2021-2022 might be lower than the original fees for this academic year.

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


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