NHL Stenden

Tuition fees

If you are enrolled at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, then you pay tuition fees. There are two types of tuition fee: the statutory tuition fee and the institutional tuition fee. Different tariffs apply to the two fees. You can read more here about which type of tuition fee applies to you.

One-off reduction of tuition fees for academic year 2021-2022

Each year the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science sets the statutory tuition fee. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the statutory tuition fee has been set at €2,168. The Minister has, however, as part of the National Education Programme, decided to halve the fee for once only and set it at €1,084. The institutional tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year has also been adjusted.

The fees are now as follows:

Statutory tuition fees:

First-year students who have not previously followed a programme at a public-funded university or university of applied sciences will pay €542 for their first year of study in the academic year 2021-2022.

Students who have already started their studies or were previously enrolled at a public-funded university or university of applied sciences and are entitled to pay the statutory tuition fee (for full-time or part-time), will pay the reduced fee of €1,084* in the academic year 2021-2022.

Institutional tuition fee:

Following on from the one-off reduction of the statutory tuition fees, NHL Stenden has decided to also apply the discount of €1,084 to the institutional tuition fees. All previously established fees will now be reduced by €1,084.

*Students doing a teacher training course will pay only half the tuition fee in their second year as well. Read the conditions on the Dutch government’s website.

If you are unsure what fee applies to you, please e-mail studentinfo@nhlstenden.com or call +31 (0)88 991 7000

Statutory tuition fees

  • You are a citizen of the EU/EER, Switzerland or Suriname

    and

  • You have not already earned a similar diploma at another public-funded educational institute in the Netherlands.
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Institutional tuition fees

  • You are not a citizen of the EU/EER, Switzerland or Suriname

     or

  • You have already earned a diploma at a different public-funded educational institute in the Netherlands.
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Exception to tuition fees for second programmes

If you have already earned a diploma, there are three situations in which you may have to pay statutory tuition fees for your second programme:

  • If you have earned your diploma and then go on to do a programme at higher vocational level in education or healthcare.
  • If you follow two programmes simultaneously, you may, after you have earned your diploma for the first programme, pay the statutory tuition fee to finish the second programme. NB your registration in the second programme may not have been interrupted.
  • Students registered through UAF are eligible to pay institutional tuition fees set at the same level as the statutory tuition fees.

Setting the institutional tuition fee

The statutory tuition fee is set by the Executive Board. The university of applied sciences no longer receives government funding for students who have to pay the institutional tuition fee and so the fee is normally based on a combination of the statutory tuition fee and the amount of government funding the university would otherwise have received. In this way, the university receives a similar amount of money for these students to what it receives for students who pay the statutory tuition fee.

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Are you only doing exams and not following any classes (external student)? If you are not following any classes but are sitting exams at NHL Stenden, then you pay €7,266 (academic year 2021-2022).

Proof of paid tuition fees
If you pay statutory tuition fees and, in addition to doing a programme at NHL Stenden, you plan to do another study for which you must pay statutory tuition fees, then you can prove to your second programme that you already pay statutory tuition fees by producing a Proof of Paid Tuition Fees (in Dutch, BBC).

You may also request a Proof of Paid Tuition Fees if you follow a minor at a different university or university of applied sciences. You can use this form.

Statement of tuition fees
To authorise a digital payment through Studielink, you need to use your DigiD. The payment is therefore person-specific which means an employer or benefit agency cannot pay the tuition fees directly to NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences: you will need to authorize the digital payment yourself as a student. Once you have done this, you can request a statement of tuition fees so that you can claim the tuition fees back from your employer or benefit agency. You can request the statement online.

More information or questions
If you have any questions regarding tuition fees, please email studentinfo@nhlstenden.com or call op +31 (0)88 991 7000.