Tuition fees 2018/19

The amount of the tuition fees depends on conditions including your nationality, your degree in Dutch Higher Education, whether you study full-time or part-time and the year of your enrolment:

The statutory tuition fee for full-time studies has been fixed by the Ministry of Education at € 2.060,- (ft). As from the academic year 2018-2019, new enrolling bachelor students who enter the Dutch Higher Education system for the first time, pay only a one time reduced tariff of € 1.030,- for the first year. For part-time studies there is  a differentiated tuition fee tariff.

The statutory tuition fee applies only to students who do not have a Dutch bachelor or master degree1 and who have an EEA nationality (EEA2 is incl. NL), or the Swiss or Surinam nationality, and for non-EEA students with a legally registered EEA-partnership or asylum status.


1 Dutch bachelor or master degree

The definition ‘Dutch bachelor or master degree’ is applicable to:
- Bachelor students from the EEA, who have obtained a Bachelor degree after August 1991 at a Dutch college or university, and who apply for a Bachelor course at our University;
- Master students from the EEA, who have obtained a Master degree after August 1991 at a Dutch college or university and who apply for a Master course at our University.

2 EEA: The European Economic Area

The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of all member states of the European Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The following countries belong to the EEA: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden.
With regard to tuition fee status, students from Switzerland and Surinam are also considered as EEA students, as are non-EEA students who have the right to financial assistance in the form of a Dutch study grant.

The fees for students from outside the EEA and for students from The Netherlands or another EEA country who already have a Dutch bachelor or master degree, are set by the Board of Governors. 

Read more about the institutional tuition fee on the website of the University of the Arts The Hague.

Year of enrolment: 2018-2019

Bachelor programmes

Full-time & part-time

Dutch and other EEA-students (who do not yet have a Dutch bachelor’s degree), pay the statutory tuition fee€2.060
For Dutch and other EEA-students, who enrol for a bachelor programme in the Dutch Higher Education system for the first time, the statutory tuition fee will be halved for the first year only *€1.030
Dutch and other EEA-students, who already have a Dutch bachelor’s degree (in the field of the Arts), and who enrol to a bachelor programme at the KABK, pay the institutional tuition fee€6.500
Dutch and other EEA-students, who already have a Dutch bachelor’s degree (not in the field of the Arts), and who enrol to a bachelor programme at the KABK, receive a 50% discount on the institutional tuition fee €3.250

*subject to final legislation

Master programmes

Full-time

Dutch and other EEA-students with a bachelor’s degree, who enrol to a master programme at the KABK, pay the statutory tuition fee €2.060
Dutch and other EEA-students, who already have a Dutch master’s degree (in the field of the Arts), and who enrol to a second master programme at the KABK, pay the institutional tuition fee€6.500
Dutch and other EEA-students, who already have a Dutch master’s degree (not in the field of the Arts), and who enrol to a second master programme at the KABK, receive a 50% discount on the institutional tuition fee
€3.250
Bachelor & Master programmes
full-time & part-time
New non-EEA students€6.500
Non-EEA students with a legally registered EEA partnership, asylum or refugee status€2.060
School fund KABK full-time & part-time (facultative)€60

On voluntary basis, you can make a contribution to our School fund. This contribution will cover special costs for the benefit of your education, that cannot be paid out of the governmental financial support. As of September 2017, the contribution to the School fund will be €60,- per year.

Every student receives a participation form at the beginning of the academic year. To make use of the special School fund, you can apply via the Director secretary. Money out of this fund is used to cover:

  • costs for the introductory week; 
  • costs for excursions; 
  • costs for exhibitions (under special conditions); 
  • costs for participating in workshops or trade fairs; 
  • costs for meetings such as the Open Day, school festivals, diploma awards, the graduation book; 
  • costs of individual contribution to projects (with an Academic relation); 
  • costs for facilities in workplaces, materials and experiments etc.

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