Tuition fees

What are the costs for studying at HZ? You can find more information below for EU students, non-EU students and exchange students.

Tuition fees
The amount that you will be required to pay depends on your nationality and the programme you have applied for.

EU-students


The tuition fees for EU-students are for a Bachelor or master programme:

2020-2021€2.143
2021-2022€1.084*Please note that you may be eligible for a further 50% discount.**


* Discount on tuition fees 2021-2022

The government plans to give students studying in 2021-2022 a 50% discount on tuition fees. This is intended to give students financial relief in this difficult COVID-19 period. If the law is definitively adopted, the rate mentioned will apply to a study programme at the HZ.

** Another 50% reduction tuition fees
EU-students and students with a Norwegian, Swiss, Icelandic, Liechtenstein or Suriname nationality are entitled to a another 50% reduction on Dutch tuition fees for the first study year.
The halving applies to all students who for the first time in the academic year start a bachelor's degree or associate degree at a funded university of applied sciences or research university in the Netherlands. The tuition fee for 2021-2022 will then be €542.

Students who pay institutional tuition fees are not entitled to the halving of the tuition fees.

More information
For more information you can visit the website of the Dutch government or if you have any questions you can send an email to our student office: csa@hz.nl.

Check below, under 'payment information', important information related to living expenses.

Non-EU students

Institutional tuition fees for non-EU students are:

2020-2021€7.835
2021-2022€6.829*
Master River Delta Development 2021-2022€6.916*Fee per academic year. Master takes 1.5 years.

* Discount on tuition fees 2021-2022
The government plans to give students studying in 2021-2022 a discount on tuition fees. This is intended to give students financial relief in this difficult coronation period. If the law is definitively adopted, the rate mentioned will apply to a study programme at the HZ.

Please, check below, under 'payment information', important information related to living expenses.

Exchange students

Students who apply as Exchange or Erasmus students in the frame of an exchange agreement between HZ and a partner university do not have to pay tuition fees. Please note that additional immigration fees can be calculated for non-EU exchange students. Read more about study visa and residence permit.

Payment information
Find all the information you need on the payment of tuition fees, digital authorization, immigration fees (non-EU) and cancellation. You can only pay the tuition fees via Studielink.The one condition for this is that you have a bank account in a country that is part of the SEPA-area. Please note: the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, namely Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten and the three special municipalities of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, do not belong to this SEPA area.

EU-students

As an EU-student you have two options for the payment of tuition:

  1. Direct debit payment of the full tuition amount at the beginning of the academic year
    If you choose this option, the full tuition fee is debited from the specified bank account in one payment. The payment will be made around September.
  2. Direct debit payment in ten instalments
    You can choose to pay your tuition fees in ten instalments. Each month a part of the tuition fee will be collected from the specified bank account. The first instalment includes €23,00 of administration costs.

Digital authorisation
If you have an European IBAN bank account in the SEPA-area, you can pay your tuition fees by digital authorisation from your own personal bank account. Take note: do not fill in bank details of someone else (for example your parents).

Take the following steps for digital authorisation:

  • The digital authorisation have to be done in Studielink (as from June)
  • Sign in with your DigiD
  • Go to 'My to do list' and click 'enter your payment details'. Here you can enter your payment details and
    in how many instalments you wish to pay (one, or ten equal instalments). After you have done this, you will receive an e-mail via Studielink asking you to confirm the digital authorisation. Only upon confirmation have you fulfilled your payment obligation.

Extra costs
While living in the Netherlands you are required to have a health insurance policy. As a foreign student you must sign up for a health insurance and a liability insurance plan.

Payment tuition fee without a bank account within the SEPA-area
If you do not have a bank account within the SEPA area and you still want to pay in instalments, then it is important to open a bank account as soon as possible after your arrival in the Netherlands and to enter the details of this account in Studielink before 1 September. If you fail to do this, the full amount of the tuition fees due for the academic year of that year must have been transferred to the HZ University of Applied Sciences bank account before 1 September. If you do not have a bank account within the SEPA area and you cannot or do not want to apply for a bank account, the tuition fees must be paid in full before 1 September. You can request an invoice for this by sending an email to csa@hz.nl.

Non-EU students

Payment tuition fees
Non-EU students will receive an invoice from HZ in June. There are two options for the payment:

  • Payment with an IBAN bank account
    Are you a non-EU student, already living in the EU, and do you have an European IBAN bank account in the SEPA-area? Then you can pay your tuition fees by digital authorisation from your own personal bank account. Take note: do not fill in bank details of someone else (for example your parents). Take the following steps for digital authorisation:

    The digital authorisation have to be done in Studielink (as from June)
    Sign in with your DigiD
    Go to 'My to do list' and click 'enter your payment details'. Here you can enter your payment details and in how many instalments you wish to pay (one, or ten equal instalments). After you have done this, you will receive an e-mail via Studielink asking you to confirm the digital authorisation. Only upon confirmation have you fulfilled your payment obligation.

  • Payment without a bank account within the SEPA-area
    If you do not have a bank account within the SEPA area and you still want to pay in instalments, then it is important to open a bank account as soon as possible after your arrival in the Netherlands and to enter the details of this account in Studielink before 1 September. If you fail to do this, the full amount of the tuition fees due for the academic year of that year must have been transferred to the HZ University of Applied Sciences bank account before 1 September. If you do not have a bank account within the SEPA area and you cannot or do not want to apply for a bank account, the tuition fees must be paid in full before 1 September. You can request an invoice for this by sending an email to csa@hz.nl.

Extra costs
In addition to tuition, non-EU students should be aware of additional administration and living costs.

  • Costs of living & immigration fees (non-EU)
    Costs of living/year: a proof of sufficient means is required by the Dutch immigration services. These amounts are described in our Visa- & residence permit information leaflet which can be found here. However, at each re-enrolment (a student is enrolled for one academic year – from September till August) you may be asked again to provide proof of sufficient funds for the next period of stay.
  • Health insurance
    While living in the Netherlands you are required to have a health insurance policy. As a foreign student you must sign up for a health insurance and a liability insurance plan.
Payment Procedure
Financial support

To finance your study, you may be eligible for a student loan, for student funding or for postgraduate funding in the Netherlands. To determine if you qualify for financial support to fund your study abroad, you can check the financial aid.

Cancellation
Students who have to cancel their registration will be refunded the total tuition fee amount (and, if applicable, total living expenses) if we are informed before September 1st by e-mail.