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Tuition and Study 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.

2023/2024 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. 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 room and bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Water, electricity, wi-fi
  • Rent: €560 to €615
  • One-time registration fee: €20
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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