Tuition Fees

EU/EEA Citizens

Students from EU/EEA member states are exempt from tuition fees for the minimum duration of the degree program plus two additional semesters (8 semesters, in case of Doctoral Programmes). Thus, for the first 8 semesters you only have to pay the students' union fee (in the amount of 19.2€). After the eight semester, you have to pay the tuition fee (363.36 €), plus the students' union.

The fees have to be be paid every semester, latest at the end of the extended admission period (30 April/30 November). You can find the amounts in your u:space account by clicking on > Studies > Study Overview.

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Non-EU Citizens

Students who are citizens of a non-EU/EEA country pay a fee of 726.72 Euro plus the students' union fee per semester. 

Most of you can apply for an "Equal status with EU/EEA citizens", since you have a researchers' visa, meaning that you are treated as EU/EEA citizens regarding the tuition fee regulations.

You must apply to the exemption every semester: 31 March and 31 of October, for the summer and winter semesters respectively.

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Refund of Tuition Fees

All students that are recruited through the VBC PhD programme will have their tuition fees refunded by the respective institute in the event of them having to pay any fees.