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Tuition fees second Master's degree programmes

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

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

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Last modified:24 November 2021 10.01 a.m.