Tuition fees

You pay tuition every year. You will either pay the statutory or institutional tuition fee depending on your nationality and previously earned degrees in the Netherlands, among other factors, you will pay either the statutory or institutional tuition fee.

Calculating tuition fee

Use our tuition fee calculator to easily calculate which tuition rate is applicable to you.

Statutory tuition fee

Most students pay the statutory tuition fee, which is € 2,143 for the 2020-2021 academic year. To be eligible for the statutory tuition fee, you must meet the following conditions:

1. Nationality

  • you are an EU/EEA, Swiss or Surinamese national, or
  • you are from a non-EEA country but are recognised by the UAF as a refugee student, or
  • you have a non-EU/EEA nationality but are a family member (see Directive 2004/38/EG) of a citizen with Dutch nationality and you both live in the Netherlands

2. No previous degree

This means that you have not earned a degree in government-funded Dutch Higher Education after
31 July 1991: a Bachelor’s degree if you are going to do a Bachelor’s programme or a Master’s degree if you are going to do a Master’s degree. If you already have a degree and are planning to pursue a programme in the field of either education or healthcare, you will pay the statutory tuition fee (provided that your first degree is not in education or healthcare).

ArtEZ can charge the institutional tuition fee if, in the course of the year, a student no longer meets these conditions.

Institutional tuition fee

For new students in the 2020-2021 academic year, the institutional tuition fee for all Bachelor programmes and Associate Degree programmes is € 9,700. For all Master programmes the institutional fee is € 10,700.

The amount of the institutional tuition fee is set by the Board of Governors and can vary by programme or group of students. It cannot be lower than the statutory tuition fee. Government funding for initial studies differentiates between various programmes: art programmes receive more government funding than many other programmes. ArtEZ has chosen an institutional tuition fee that is equal to the government funding for a financed student plus the statutory tuition fee. This is lower than the actual amount spent per student.

If in the course of the year you no longer meet the conditions for the statutory tuition fee, ArtEZ can proceed to charge the institutional tuition fee.

Two study programmes simultaneously

Students who are following more than one programme at a time, only pay the statutory tuition fee for their second study programme if they have obtained their first degree and have yet to complete their second.