Everyone who registers as a student or to take a course at the Amsterdam University of the Arts is obliged to pay tuition or course fees. The tuition fees vary, depending among other things on the programme or course you will be enrolling in, whether or not you are from a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and whether or not you have previously obtained a degree at the same level you are registering for.
The statutory tuition fee is: €2,209 for the 2022/2023 academic year. The reduced statutory fee (for first year students and second year art teacher students) is €1,104.
You are entitled to the statutory fee if you:
- have the nationality of a country within the European Economic Area (all EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein); AND
- do not already have a Bachelor's degree at the time of enrolment in a Bachelor's programme, a Master's degree at the time of enrolment in a Master's programme, or an Associate degree, Bachelor's degree or Master's degree at the time of enrolment in an Associate degree programme. This applies to degrees obtained after 31 August 1991 at a Dutch-funded institution.
The exceptions, who are also eligible for the statutory tuition fee, are students with:
- Ukrainian, Swiss or Surinam nationality;
- a previously obtained Bachelor's or Master's degree, registering for the first time in a programme in the field of education - provided the previously obtained degree was not in the field of health care or education;
- a valid asylum residence permit for a fixed or indefinite period;
- a valid permanent regular residence permit;
- a valid temporary regular residence permit on the basis of family reunification, family formation, partnership (only provided that the family member/partner is an EU citizen living in the Netherlands);
- a valid residence permit for the Netherlands in combination with a valid residence permit for an indefinite period from another EU country;
- a residence permit via the special regulation 2007 (the general pardon);
- a residence document ‘Permanent residence Citizens of the Union’.
A residence document for the purpose of study or as highly skilled migrant does not qualify to pay the statutory tuition fee.
Students must send a supporting document confirming their residency status to the Central Student Administration in order to be considered for payment of the statutory tuition fee (in the case of partnership/family formation/family reunification with an EU citizen living in the Netherlands, a copy of the ID card of the partner/the family member is also necessary).
Regulation for British students
Please read the tab ‘British students and Brexit.
On 10 July 2018, the Dutch Senate approved the bill to halve tuition fees for all first-year students who are eligible for the statutory fee. The law came into force at the start of the academic year 2018-2019 (September 2018). For students who start with a teacher training, the tuition fees is halved for the first two years.
For this halving students are eligible who start their bachelor's programme or associate degree programme at a university of applied sciences or a university for the first time in academic year 2018-2019 or later. If you have already been enrolled at a university of applied sciences or a university before, then the halving will not apply to you. The halving also does not apply to institutional fees.
All information and conditions regarding the halving of the tuition fees can be found on the page of the Dutch government: government.nl.
If you are not entitled to the statutory fee, you have to pay the institutional fee. The institutional fees are set annually by the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
The fees apply to non-government-funded study programmes to students from outside the EEA and to students who previously obtained a Bachelor's degree (when enrolling in a Bachelor's programme) or a Master's degree (when enrolling in a Master's programme). Students with an Associate degree, Bachelor's degree of Master's degree who enrol in an Associate degree (Ad) programme also pay the institutional rate. This applies to degrees obtained after 31 August 1991 at a Dutch-funded institution.Students with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree who are enrolling into an Associate degree (Ad) will also have to pay the institutional fee.
The institutional fees for the 2022/2023 academic year are:
- Bachelors Music, Music in Education, Dance, Dance in Education, Theatre, Theatre in Education, Cultural heritage, Film and Television: € 5,360
- Bachelor Fine Art in Education (full-time and influx programme): € 8,726
- Master Education in Arts: € 5,360
- Master Music, Choreography, Opera, Theatre, Film: € 5,360
- Master Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape Architecture: € 8,726
- Master Applied Museum and Heritage Studies: € 8,726
- Master DAS Creative Producing: € 5,360
- Associate degree Technical Production: € 5,360
- Associate degree AEMA (Amsterdam Electronic Music Academy): € 5,360
The information below concerns the academic year 2022-2023.
Academy of Architecture:
- Pre-master Urbanism & Landscape Architecture: € 1,104
- Pre-master Architecture & Technology: € 1,104
Academy of Theatre and Dance:
- Preparatory course National Ballet Academy (NBA): € 1,500, non-EU/EEA students: €3,500
- Pre-NBA 1: € 685
- Pre-NBA 2: € 1,000
- Preparatory dance course 5 o'clock class: Junior € 625, Teen € 900, Peer € 1.000
- Weekend 5 o'clock (teen / peer): € 650
- 5 o'clock IVKO Talent class: € 250
- Audition course: € 105
- Young talent: € 220
- Combi Class Almere: € 750
Conservatorium van Amsterdam:
- Preparatory courses Bachelor of Music (Classical music and Jazz): € 1,500
- Preparatory course Master of Music: from € 3,000
- Young Talent Classical Music (Sweelinck Academy): € 1,500
- Young Talent Jazz (Junior Jazz College): € 1,500
- Young Talent Pop Music (Young Pop Academy): € 1,500
- Sweelinck Academy Percussion Friends: € 1,500
- Postgraduate course Musicians for Music Education: € 3,300
DAS Graduate School:
- Third! (3 year course): € 500
Master of Education in Arts:
- Postgraduate course Professional Artists in the Classroom (BIK): € 3,000
- Kinderen als Cultuurmakers: € 725 ( € 625 for AHK alumni)
Examination fees (extraneus):
- External students: € 900
Since 2010, you don’t pay statutory tuition fees for a second Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, but institutional tuition fees. This applies to degrees obtained after 31 August 1991 at institutions of higher education located in the Netherlands. This means that associate degrees, bachelor degrees or master degrees obtained outside of the Netherlands are not taken into account.
The institutional tuition fees also applies to all students that carry a passport from outside the EEA.
This regulation is specified in article 7.46 of the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act. The amount of the institutional tuition fees is determined by the Executive Board and may vary depending on the study programme or group of students. It may not be lower than the statutory rate.
The British departure from the European Union (Brexit) on 1 January 2021, can affect the tuition fee rates of British students. British students will pay the higher institutional tuition fee rate, starting from a point of enrolment after 31 December 2020, unless they were registered at a Dutch municipality on or before this date. For British students that were Dutch residents before Brexit it is important to apply for a Dutch residency permit with the Dutch Immigration and naturalization Service (IND) before 1 July 2021.
For students that moved or will move to the Netherlands after 31 December 2020, or temporarily left the country before that date, the situation is different.
Check the IND website for more information about Brexit and what impact the changes have on your personal situation.