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Scholarships & Tuition

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for degree programmes are dependent on the country of which the student is a citizen.

Most international study programmes are financed by the Dutch government. Students from one of the EU/EEA countries or from Suriname or Switzerland pay the regular national tuition fee for their first degree programme at the UvA.

Tuition fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries are considerably higher because their study is not subsidised by the Dutch government.


The UvA has established two scholarship programmes specifically designed to offer talented and motivated non-EU/EEA students the opportunity to pursue a degree at the UvA. These scholarship programmes are the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship and the Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship.

In addition to the scholarships mentioned above, other forms of financial support for studying in the Netherlands are available to students. In some cases, students may also make use of the Dutch government’s system of student loans (studiefinanciering).