To study at a university, you are required to pay tuition. How much you need to pay at Maastricht University (UM) 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/EER-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 and a non-EU nationality and you have registered in Studielink with your EU nationality, make sure that you also register your EU nationality first when you register with the municipality. Otherwise the institutional rate may still be charged.