Your tuition fees depend on your nationality. And whether you’ve studied in the Netherlands before. Exchange students from partner universities pay tuition to their home institution only.
Which one applies to me?: EU/EEA or non-EU/EEA?
EU/EEA stands for European Union / European Economic Area. Do you have a passport for one of these countries or for Switzerland? Then you are considered an EU/EEA citizen. Do you have a passport for another country? Then you are considered a non-EU/EEA citizen. Want to check if your country is part of the EU or EEA? Go to the site of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).
Tuition fees per program
Due to the coronacrisis, the Dutch government has halved tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. This counts for the tuition fees paid by EU/EEA students. HAN also decided to lower tuition fees in 2021-2022 for non-EU students.
Tuition fees for bachelor degrees in the 2022-2023 academic year.
EU/EEA + Suriname NON-EU/EEA Automotive Engineering € 2,209 € 8,965 Chemistry € 2,209 € 8,965 Communication € 2,209 € 7,650 Electrical and Electronic Engineering € 2,209 € 8,965 International Business € 2,209 € 7,650 International Social Work € 2,209 € 7,650 Life Sciences € 2,209 € 8,965 Mechanical Engineering € 2,209 € 8,965
Lowered tuition fee in 1st year of study for students from EU/EEA or Suriname
The Dutch government has lowered the tuition fee for many students in their 1st year of study. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the lowered tuition fee is € 1,105.
This applies to you if you meet all of the following requirements:
- you are an EU/EEA or Suriname national
- you are entering Dutch higher education (university and university of applied sciences) for the 1st time
- you are enrolled in a bachelor program
Note: the lowered tuition fee applies only in your 1st year of study. In your following years of study, you pay the regular tuition fee.
2nd bachelor degree in the Netherlands?
Have you already earned a bachelor degree in the Netherlands? Then you have to pay the higher tuition fee. The same as the fee for non-EU/EEA students.
Below are the tuition fees for master degrees in the 2022-2023 academic year. The fees are the same whether you do the program in full-time or part-time.
EU/EEA + Suriname NON-EU/EEA Engineering Systems € 2,209 € 8,965 Molecular Life Sciences € 2,209 € 8,965
2nd master degree in the Netherlands?
Have you already earned a master degree in the Netherlands? Then you have to pay the higher tuition fee. The same as the fee for non-EU/EEA students.
Are you studying at one of HAN’s partner universities? Then you don’t have to pay a fee to take an exchange program at HAN. You simply pay the regular tuition at your home institution. Is your university a HAN partner? Check the partners list.
Tuition fees must be paid before the start of the program. Want to find out how to pay? Go to the Payment page
For non-EU/EEA students: Financial guarantee
As well as tuition fees, non-EU/EEA students also have to pay a financial guarantee. It's to make sure you have enough money to live and study in the Netherlands. After all, the cost of living in the Netherlands can be quite different from your home country. The financial guarantee is part of the visa process and only applies to students wishing to do a bachelor or master program in full-time.
HAN offers financial aid to talented bachelor students. Are you an outstanding achiever from outside the EU/EEA? Perhaps you’re eligible for one of the HAN scholarships.