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Who pays the statutory tuition fee level?

Conditions of eligibility to pay the statutory tuition fee

Eligibility to pay the statutory tuition fee at AUC is based mainly on two criteria: nationality and not having obtained a Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands before.

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:

  1. Nationality
  2. 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.

  • 1. 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.

    If you are from the UK, please note the information from the Dutch government on the impact of Brexit on the tuition fee level you should expect to pay via the link "Impact of Brexit on higher education and research in the Netherlands" below.

    Information on Brexit

    In 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union. With the UK leaving the EU on 31 January 2020, there still remains uncertainty regarding future relations between the UK and the EU after Brexit. For current and prospective students with questions on how Brexit may affect them, the University of Amsterdam has dedicated a webpage to share Brexit-related information. Due to the fact that this situation is ongoing, the accuracy or completeness of the content published on that page cannot be guaranteed. For more information on matters related to Brexit in the context of studying, please view the link below. 

  • 2. No previous Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands

    You meet this condition if you have not already obtained a Bachelor's degree in the Netherlands. If you will get a Bachelor's 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.