Universiteit Maastricht

Student Services Centre

Tuition fee rates

Maastricht University has a statutory and an institutional tuition fee.


Why the different rates?

Studying costs money. In the Netherlands, the costs of education are covered partly by students in the form of tuition fees, and partly by government contributions. Due to recent legislative changes, Dutch universities now only receive a government contribution for students who meet certain criteria. If you meet these criteria you are considered a ‘subsidised’ student and you pay the statutory tuition fee.


The criteria to determine whether you will be subsidised include your nationality and whether you have already obtained a degree from a Dutch higher education institution. If you do not meet the criteria, the university does not receive a government contribution to subsidise the costs of your education. You will therefore be required to pay the higher, institutional tuition fee.