Update: Government change to tuition fees

The Dutch Government has decided to make changes to the tuition fees of the 2021-2022 academic year in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. As such, for the 2021-2022 academic year all students will pay a lower tuition fee than would normally be the case. In regular years, the government sets a tuition fee (statutory fee) and UCR adds a fee for small scale and intensive education. Next to that, non-EEA students need to pay the institutional fee that UCR sets itself.

For 2021-2022 the statutory fee will be halved for all students studying in the Netherlands. For all UCR students this means a reduction of € 1,084.

Student Group Original Tuition Fee
(2021-2022)
Updated Tuition Fee
(2021-2022)
EEA Students Incoming * € 3,543 € 1,917
Already at UCR € 3,543 € 2,459
Non-EEA Students Incoming and Already at UCR € 9,091 € 8,007

 

* This fee only applies to students who start their first bachelor’s in Dutch higher education. These students have been entitled to a regular discount of half the statutory fee since 2018. For 2021-2022 the discount will be an additional € 542. If you have previously started a bachelor’s in the Netherlands, the ‘Already at UCR’ fee applies.

Tuition fees for European students

The tuition fee for European students* is set at € 2,459 for the 2021-2022 academic year. UCR will continue to seek a balance between high-quality education and affordability for students. The Dutch government will provide a discount of € 542 on the 2021-2022 tuition fee for specific groups of first-year bachelor’s students.
You can check whether you qualify for this reduction on the website of Utrecht University​. There are more expenses associated with studying at UCR which you can find further down on this page.

* You qualify as a European student if you have a passport from one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Tuition fees for students starting in the Spring semester

Students starting in the Spring semester will only pay tuition fees for that semester (e.g. a student starting in Spring 2022, will pay only half of their tuition fees for the Academic Year 2021-2022). Those entitled to the reduced fee, pay half for their first two semesters at UCR. ​

Payment of tuition fees

Tuition fees can only be paid by bank transfer. Foreign cheques are not accepted.

Tuition fees for non-European students

The tuition fee for students with a non-EU/EEA nationality is set at € 8,007 for the 2021-2022 academic year. UCR will continue to seek a balance between high quality education and affordability for students.

Visa and/or residence permit expenses for Non-European students

Students with a non-EU/EEA nationality will have to pay for a visa and/or residence permit. At the moment, the residence permit to stay in the Netherlands for three years costs € 242 in total. For more information about residence permits, please see Visa and Residence Permits.

There are more expenses associated with studying at UCR which you can find further down on this page.

Tuition fees for students starting in the Spring semester

Students starting in the Spring semester will only pay tuition fees for that semester (e.g. a student starting in Spring 2022, will pay only half of their tuition fees for the Academic Year 2021-2022).

Payment of tuition fees

Tuition fees can only be paid by bank transfer. Foreign cheques are not accepted.

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Other expenses to take into account

Rent on campus varies between € 300 and € 500. Depending on location and price students may apply for rent allowance with the Dutch government. The cost of housing at UCR is estimated at approximately € 400 per month (€ 4,800 per year). This covers rent and utilities: gas, water, and electricity. Students have the use of a private bedroom and depending on location a private or a shared living room, kitchenette and bathroom.

Room sizes and housing arrangements vary, so please bear in mind that this is only an estimate. Students are  also required to fund personal expenses such as meals, clothes, books, sports, insurance, travel and other living expenses. UCR students are automatically members of the Roosevelt’s All Student Association (RASA).

Overview of expenses for European students ​

Year 2021 – 2022
Tuition fee​ € 2,459
Housing ​ € 4,800
Estimated Personal Expenses​ € 6,000
Total ​€ 13,259

 

Overview of expenses for non-EU/EEA students

Year 2021 – 2022
Tuition fee​ € 8,007
Housing ​ € 4,800
Residence Permit € 242
Estimated Personal Expenses​ € 6,000
Total ​€ 19,049