To study at a Dutch university, you are required to pay tuition. How much you need to pay depends on a number of factors, such as which study programme you choose, whether you study full-time or part-time, whether you have a nationality of a EU/EEA-country, and whether this is your first or second bachelor’s or master’s programme in the Netherlands. If you are eligible for the statutory tuition fee, the Dutch government will contribute significantly to the costs of your education. Students who do not qualify for the statutory tuition fee pay for the degree program themselves by means of the institutional tuition fee. If you have an EU/EEA and a non-EU/EEA nationality and you have registered in Studielink with your EU/EEA nationality, make sure that you also register your EU/EEA nationality first when you register with the municipality. Otherwise the institutional rate may still be charged.
Please note: If you are following a 3-year bachelor programme or a master programme with a nominal duration of more than 1 year, you need to enrol via Studielink for every academic year of this study programme. For each separate academic year, enrolment requires that you pay the indicated tuition fees for the respective study programme (for example via a digital authorisation for automatic payment in instalments). If you need more time to complete your study programme than the nominal established number of years (bachelor programmes take 3 years / master programmes take between 1 and 4 years) this will require you to re-enrol for an additional academic year and, as such, to pay tuition fees for an additional academic year. Tuition fees are indexed every year and can therefore vary from year to year. Make sure you keep in mind that you might face unforeseen circumstances that will result in needing extra time and money to complete your study programme and acquire your diploma.
Please note: there are only a few study programmes that can be followed part-time. A part time tuition fee (either statutory or institutional) per enrolment year only applies for these study programmes. You can find out if your study programme is offered part-time in the information about that study programme (see Education – Maastricht University).
Statutory tuition fees
|Academic year 2024/25|
|University College Maastricht (UCM)||€ 4,190|
|Maastricht Science Programme (MSP)*||€ 4,190|
|Global Studies||€ 4,190|
|MA Forensic Psychology||€ 4,570|
* Exception: students who started in MSP in (or before) the academic year 2019/20, remain exempt from the increase due to the MSP 'small-scale and intensive education' and pay € 2,530** when re-enrolling for the academic year 2024/25.
Institutional tuition fees
You need to meet two conditions to qualify for the statutory tuition fee. These conditions concern nationality and/or enrolment into a first or second bachelor’s/master’s programme. If you don't meet these conditions, your study will not be subsidised by the Dutch government and you will need to pay the institutional tuition fee.
Institutional tuition fees academic year 2024/25
|2024/25||€ 9,800||€16,600||€13,500||€19,100||€ 32,000|
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Tuition fee guides
Go to the tuition fee guide for UM bachelor's programmes - academic year 2022/23 if your bachelor’s programme starts in September 2022 or in February 2023
Go to the tuition fee guide for UM master's programmes - academic year 2022/23 if your master’s programme starts in September 2022 or in February 2023
Go to the tuition fee guide for UM bachelor's programmes - academic year 2023/24 if your bachelor’s programme starts in September 2023 or in February 2024
Go to the tuition fee guide for UM master's programmes - academic year 2023/24 if your master’s programme starts in September 2023 or in February 2024
Please note: no rights can be derived from the tuition fee guides.