Tuition fees

In The Netherlands you pay an annual tuition fee. How much you need to pay depends your nationality, chosen programme and if it's your first or second study in the country. 

European (EEA) students

Academic year 2024-2025

Tuition fee
Bachelor programmes € 2,530 
Master River Delta Development € 2,530

Students from Surinam pay the same tuition fee as Dutch students.

Non-European students

Academic year 2024-2025 Bachelor programmes
Tuition fee € 9,345*
Visa + permit  € 228
Insurance € 521
Administration fee € 350
TB (Tuberculosis) test € 55
Deposit: IND norm  € 14,700
Total payment before departure € 25,199
Refund: IND norm, transferred to your bank account  € 14,700
Paid fee € 10,499

* The bachelor International Agribusiness and Trade has a reduced tuiton fee of € 8,295

More information about the visa and the IND norm: 
When you come to study in the Netherlands, you'll get a visa for the nominal study period. If you need more time, you need to ask for an extension.
The Dutch immigration service (IND) requires you to pay a deposit called the IND norm. You have to transfer this deposit before you travel to the Netherlands, to show you can financially support yourself for the first year. It is not possible to pay in instalments. After you arrive and open a Dutch bank account, you'll get this deposit back.
The IND norm is set by the Dutch government every 6 months and is subject to change. More information can be found on the website of the IND.  

Tuition fee master programmes
Visit the website of our partner HZ University of Applied Sciences for all details. 

How to pay

European (EEA) students have 2 payment options: 1: pay the tuition fee via a bank transfer or 2: if you have a SEPA bank account you can also pay by direct debit with the option to pay in five terms. You will be able to indicate this in Studielink.
Non-European students only have the option to pay the full amount up front via a bank transfer. 

The tuition fee will cover all educational costs apart from books, readers and excursions. The tuition fee might go up each year. VHL cannot be held responsible for any changes in prices.

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences bank account details
st. Hogeschool VHL
The Netherlands
Account no. (IBAN): NL31 ABNA 055 93 37 019
BIC/SWIFT code of bank: ABNANL2A

Please always state your name and the reference number of your admission letter with your payment.