Who pays the statutory tuition fee level?

Conditions for eligibility to pay the statutory tuition fee

In general, nationals of EU/EEA countries (including the Netherlands) are eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee level for their studies at AUC (wettelijk collegegeld). The rates that apply to nationals of EU/EEA countries also apply to nationals of countries outside the EU/EEA who are enrolled via the Foundation for Refugee Students (UAF).

Nationals of EU/EEA countries (including the Netherlands) are eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee only if they meet both of the following conditions:

  • Nationality
  • Have not previously obtained a Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands

Students who do not meet both conditions (more details are given below) and are not eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee level have to pay the tuition fee level for non-EU/EEA students.

Meeting the nationality condition

The nationality condition is met by:

  • students with a nationality from an EEA member state, including Dutch students (see list below)
  • Swiss and Surinamese nationals
  • students with a non-EEA nationality who are eligible for a Dutch study grant (studiefinanciering) from DUO

If you do not meet the nationality condition, you should expect to pay the tuition fee level for non-EU/EEA students.

No previous Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands

You meet this condition if you have not already obtained a Bachelor degree in the Netherlands.
If you will get a Bachelor degree in the Netherlands before you start your Bachelor studies at AUC, you will not meet this condition. In this case you should expect to pay the tuition fee level for non-EU/EEA students.

NB: All of the information given on this webpage is for general guidance only and no rights can be derived from it.

Published by  Amsterdam University College

11 March 2016