Tuition Fee Payment Plan

Since we welcome all types of students regardless of background, we realize that applicants come from a wide range of socio-economic circumstances as well. For that reason, we offer two different payments options for the yearly tuition fee. You can either pay the fee in one go at the start of the academic year, or you can pay the tuition in five instalments. You can indicate your preferred plan during the final step in your admissions process.

*Do note that non-EEA students have to pay the full first year tuition fee if you need a residence permit to study in the Netherlands, as you have to pay for the full first year before you start your residence permit application.

Dutch Students

Student Loan System

As UCR is part of Utrecht University, students are automatically eligible for a student loan (studiefinanciering) as well as a studenten OV-kaart, just like any other Dutch student at another Dutch university.

You can find more information on the website of Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs .

EU and EEA Students

Student Grant

As an EEA student, you are allowed to hold a part-time job in the Netherlands. If you work more than 56 hours a month, you may be eligible for a student grant, paid monthly. Find more information here.

Tuition Fees Loan

If you are not eligible for a Dutch student grant and you are a national of one of the countries which belong to the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can apply for a loan or a contribution towards the payment of your tuition fees or course fees. Find more information here.

Grantfinder

An excellent way to find out whether you qualify for any add​itional grants or scholarships is Nuffic’s Grantfinder, which allows you to search for available grants and scholarships.

For an overview of all scholarship programs at Utrecht University, please check their website.

Non-EU and -EEA Students

UCR Scholarship

For highly qualified international students from Romania, Bulgaria, or non-EU/EEA countries who face prohibitive costs, UCR has a number of partial scholarships available. Tuition fees for these students are higher and, in general, these students have no work permit and far more restricted loan privileges. You can learn more about this, and see if you qualify below.

US Federal Student Loans (US citizens only)

Utrecht University and therefore UCR is certified for Federal Direct and Plus Loan. This means you can apply for a federal loan while studying at UCR or Utrecht University. You can find more information on Federal Direct Loans here. ​

Grantfinder

An excellent way to find out whether you qualify for any add​itional grants or scholarships is Nuffic’s Grantfinder, which allows you to search for available grants and scholarships.

For an overview of all scholarship programs at Utrecht University, please check their website.

My life was changed completely with several thousand Euros that my parents didn't have but that I received in scholarships and interest free loans at the right time.
Lukáš Veselý (Class of 2007) - First to receive the UCR Scholarship

Engineering scholarship

UCR would like to offer tuition waivers for the first academic year to a selection of Engineering majors. The number of waivers is limited and will be awarded based on the criteria of merit and need. The waiver is applicable for the first academic year only (two semesters). Only newly admitted students are eligible for the scholarship; currently enrolled students are not considered. Students from EU and non-EEA/EU countries are eligible for the tuition waiver. Students who have completed the first year can apply for the Friends of UCR scholarship for the second and third year (available for non-EEA/EU students only).

Students who have been invited to study at UCR and have indicated that they will major in Engineering and need financial aid will be sent a waiver form to fill out and asked to provide some supporting documentation. Within four weeks of receiving this application the Engineering department will decide whether the student will receive the waiver.

The UCR Scholarship

For highly qualified international students from Romania, Bulgaria, or non-EU/EEA countries who face prohibitive costs, UCR has a number of partial scholarships available. Tuition fees for these students are higher and, in general, these students have no work permit and far more restricted loan privileges.

You may request the UCR Scholarship for a maximum of one academic year. After having received this Scholarship, you can apply for an interest-free loan from the Friends of UCR for your second and third year. Both of these forms of aid come with a set of conditions you have to meet if you want to apply for funds. There is also a difference between the admissions procedure and the scholarship application process, so be sure to go over both thoroughly. For more information about applying for the Scholarship, consider the steps below.