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Tuition and Study Costs

Tuition Fees and Living Costs
Tuition Fees and Living Costs

University College Groningen is accredited as a small, intensive teaching provider, and therefore the tuition fees are higher than for regular Dutch university programmes. The extra investment ensures small teaching groups and the opportunity to customise your degree, both of which provide you with an enhanced learning experience.

The tuition fees for the Academic Year 2022/2023 will become available later on.

2021/2022 Tuition Fees

Dutch/EU/EEA students

Non-EU/EEA students

Tuition Fee



In some cases non-EU/EEA students may be eligible to pay the tuition fee of Dutch/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')

Please contact the Immigration Service Desk ( for more information and the specific requirements.

Estimated Living and Study Costs

University College Groningen is a residential college and therefore it is compulsory for you to live on campus for the first year of your studies.

Per month
  • Private furnished room
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Gas, water, electricity, wi-fi
  • Approx. €500
  • Plus €75 one-time registration fee
Study Items*
  • Books
  • Stationery
  • Costs associated with trips
  • (You will also be expected to bring your own laptop)
  • €80
Food and Drinks*
  • Weekly shopping
  • Dining Out
  • Social Nights
  • €200
Additional Costs*
  • Insurances
  • Clothing
  • Hairdressers, Cinema etc...
  • €180
  • Bike
  • One time cost: €50 to €100 Or you can rent a bike for €17 per month

*These costs will vary dependent on your personal circumstances. Please note that food is not provided by UCG and you will need to arrange your own insurances.

Student finance

Whether you qualify for student finance depens on your age, nationality or residency status. Please visit this website of the Dutch government to find out if you are eligible for a loan.

Funding opportunities

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.

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Laatst gewijzigd:30 september 2021 10:39