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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 2021-2022 are yet to be published. However, they are likely to be similar to the fees for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

2020/2021 Tuition Fees

EU/EEA students Non-EU/EEA students
Tuition Fee €4,249 €12,600

The statutory tuition fee is reduced in the first year. As of the 2020/2021 academic year, the government decided that the tuition fee reduction is €1,043 per student. More detailed information can be found on the Government website.

Estimated Monthly Living and Studying Costs

University College Groningen is a residential college and therefore it is compulsory for you to live on campus for a minimum of 1 year.

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
  • (You will also be expected to bring your own laptop)
  • €60
Food and Drinks*
  • Weekly shopping
  • Dining Out
  • Social Nights
  • €200
Additional Costs*
  • Insurances
  • Clothing
  • Hairdressers, Cinema etc...
  • €180

*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.

Estimated One-off Living and Studying Costs

One off cost
Social and Cultural Programme
  • Sports
  • Cultural Workshops & Events
  • €200 per year - optional
  • €50-100

*These costs will vary dependent on your personal circumstances

Dutch Students - Student Grant ‘studiefinanciering’:

If you are under the age of 30 and are registered in full-time or dual education, you can apply for student finance. Student finance, paid by the Dutch government, is a monthly loan to provide you in your living, such as payment for your room or to cover your daily costs. You must be a Dutch national or have the same rights, depending on your residence permit or your nationality. For more information about how much money you are entitled to and how you can apply for it, please consult

Student Grant (non-Dutch EEA students only):

As an EEA student you are allowed to take up a part-time job in the Netherlands. If you work more than 56 hours a month you may be eligible for a student grant from the Dutch government. For more information please consult

Tuition Fee Loan/Collegegeldkrediet (non-Dutch EEA students only):

If you are an EEA/EU student and NOT eligible for a student grant from the Dutch government you can apply for a loan or a contribution towards to the payment of your tuition fee. This is called 'Collegegeldkrediet' and the loan will be paid directly into your bank account in monthly installments. If you want more information about Collegegeldkrediet, please go here. For more information please consult

Other grants/scholarships:

There are of course also other means to receive financial help to cover your tuition and other study costs. Search for grants through the University of Groningen or Nuffic websites.

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Laatst gewijzigd:09 december 2020 13:00