Tuition fee and finances

Based on the statutory rate HKU establishes the institution tuition fee. Students who have already completed a course in higher education and students from outside the EEA usually pay a higher rate.

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Tuition fee 2023-2024
The statutory tuition fee for the academic year 2023-2024 is set at 2.314,- euro. The institution tuition fees can be found in the Tuition Fee Calculator.

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Tuition fees

There are two types of fees: the statutory and institution tuition fee. The government determines the amount of the statutory tuition fee annually. Based on this fee, HKU determines the institution tuition fees.

Depending on your situation, you pay statutory or institution tuition fee. The department for Academic and Student Affairs shall establish which rate applies to you based on available information.

Extra Costs

On this page you find an indication of how much a student from abroad will need per month to cover the costs of living. Costs can vary greatly based on personal choices.

Average living expenses

Expense Explanation Costs per month
Accommodation varies greatly € 400 - € 650
Living expenses Food, clothing, personal services, etc € 350 - € 450
Insurance Health, personal liability, etc. € 40 - € 100

You will also need to purchase a bicycle (approx. € 100 for a second-hand one) for local transportation. Read more about transportation.

Each course brings certain costs for materials. The following is an indication per school.

  • The study costs on top of the tuition fee are about € 1,400 per year. This can vary per course and is also partly determined by yourself. If you choose excursions abroad and expensive materials, this is bound to raise the costs.

    A laptop or computer is essential.

  • At HKU Utrechts Conservatorium, in addition to your tuition fee you will pay out about € 250 per year for sheet music, literature and readers. The costs can vary for each main subject and a lot will depend on your own interests. Apart from this amount, you should take into account costs for insurance, concert tickets, concert outfits, and maintenance and renewal of your instrument.

    A laptop or computer is essential.

  • At HKU Media, HKU Games and Interaction and HKU Music and Technology the study costs over and above the tuition fee vary between € 500 and € 1,000 per year (books, readers, memory cards, third party insurance). Purchase costs of optional personal equipment are around € 1,350.

    A laptop or computer is essential.

  • A laptop or computer is essential.