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.
Statutory tuition fees
|Academic year 2023/24|
|University College Maastricht (UCM)||€ 3,830|
|Maastricht Science Programme (MSP)*||€ 3,830|
|Global Studies||€ 3,830|
|MA Forensic Psychology||€ 4,180|
* 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 € 2,314** when re-enrolling for the academic year 2023/24.
First-year bachelor's students eligible for statutory tuition fee pay half
Bachelor's students, who have not previously been enrolled at a Dutch institute for higher professional education (hbo) or a Dutch university and who are eligible for the statutory tuition fee, pay a halved rate in their first academic year. The Dutch government covers for the unpaid part. These students will be entitled to pay the halved fee once during a consecutive period of 12 months. Master's students eligible for the statutory tuition fee do not qualify for the halved fee.
You can find more information on the Government website. The government plans to abolish this halving of the statutory tuition fees for 1st year Bachelor students with effect from the 2024-2025 academic year.
If you are eligible for the halved statutory tuition fee because you are a first-year bachelor student, and not previously registered as a bachelor’student at a Dutch University or higher education, you will pay at UM:
Academic year 2023/24:
- UM bachelor’s programmes: € 1,157 instead of € 2,314
- University College Maastricht (UCM),Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and Global Studies (GS): € 2,673 instead of € 3,830
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 2023/24
|2023/24||€ 9,400||€16,000||€13,000||€18,400||€ 32,000|
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Tuition fee guides
Would you like to know how much you will be required to pay?
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.