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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: €2,530 for the 2024/2025 academic year. 

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:

  • 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.

The statutory tuition fee is: €2,314 for the 2023/2024 academic year. 

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:

  • 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.

The scheme that enables this 50% reduction of the tuition fees for first year students will be cancelled as of the 1st of September 2024 (academic year 2024-2025). The only group of students that the scheme still applies for in that year are students with a Dutch of European nationality that will commence their second year of a Bachelor level teacher training programme.

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 2024/2025 academic year are:

  • Bachelors Music, Music in Education, Dance, Dance in Education, Theatre, Theatre in Education, Cultural heritage, Film and Television:
    € 6,500 (new students), € 6,139 (current students)
     
  • Bachelor Fine Art in Education (full-time and influx programme):
    € 9,540 (all students)
     
  • Master Education in Arts:
    € 6,500 (new students), € 6,139 (current students)
     
  • Master Music, Choreography, Opera, Theatre, Film:
    € 6,500 (new students), € 6,139 (current students)
     
  • Master Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape Architecture:
    € 9,540 (all students)
     
  • Master Applied Museum and Heritage Studies fulltime:
    € 9,540 (all students)
    Master Applied Museum and Heritage Studies parttime:
    € 6,500 (new students), € 6,139 (current students)
     
  • Master DAS Creative Producing:
    € 6,500 (new students), € 6,139 (current students)
  • Associate degree AEMA (Amsterdam Electronic Music Academy):
    € 6,500 (new students), € 6,139 (current students)

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. Please, note: the fees may rise in the coming years, partly as a result of new legislation.

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 2023/2024 academic year are:

  • Bachelors Music, Music in Education, Dance, Dance in Education, Theatre, Theatre in Education, Cultural heritage, Film and Television: € 5,615
  • Bachelor Fine Art in Education (full-time and influx programme): € 8,726
  • Master Education in Arts: € 5,615
  • Master Music, Choreography, Opera, Theatre, Film: € 5,615
  • Master Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape Architecture: € 8,726
  • Master Applied Museum and Heritage Studies (full-time): € 8,726
  • Master Applied Museum and Heritage Studies (part-time): € 5,615
  • Master DAS Creative Producing: € 5,615
  • Associate degree Technical Production: € 5,615
  • Associate degree AEMA (Amsterdam Electronic Music Academy): € 5,615
  • Associate degree Classical ballet: € 5,615

The information below concerns the academic year 2023/2024.

Academy of Architecture:

  • Pre-master Urbanism & Landscape Architecture: € 1,157
  • Pre-master Architecture & Technology: € 1,157

Academy of Theatre and Dance:

  • Preparatory course National Ballet Academy (NBA): € 1,800, non-EU/EEA students: €3,800
  • Pre-NBA 1: € 750
  • Pre-NBA 2: € 1,100
  • 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): € 1,575
  • Preparatory course Master of Music: from € 3,150
  • Young Talent Classical Music (Sweelinck Academy): € 1,575
  • Young Talent Jazz (Junior Jazz College): € 1,575
  • Young Talent Pop Music (Young Pop Academy): € 1,575
  • Young Talent (Percussion Friends): € 1,575
  • Postgraduate course Musicians for Music Education: € 3,465

Master of Education in Arts:

  • Postgraduate course Professional Artists in the Classroom (BIK): € 3,500
  • Kinderen als Cultuurmakers: € 775 € 725 for AHK alumni)

If you are following a second bachelor's or master's degree programme, you will not pay statutory tuition fees but institutional tuition fees. This also applies if you come from a non-EEA country and start a study programme at the AHK. This is stipulated in article 7.46 of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (WHW).

Higher education institutions apply this institutional fee because the Dutch government does not fund the education of the above-mentioned group of students. The amount of the institutional tuition fee is set annually by the Executive Board and may vary per programme or per group of students. It may not be lower than the statutory fee.

Increase in institutional tuition fees for new students as from academic year 2024-2025
To bring the institutional tuition fees more in line with the costs of education, from academic year 2024-2025 the AHK's institutional fees for new students will increase more sharply than in previous years. Over a period of four years, the fees will gradually increase to a minimum of €10,000*. Keep a close eye on our website for the current fees.

* No rights can be derived from this amount. Annual increases depend on internal and external factors and may be higher due to, for example, inflation, AHK policy, government policy or changes in the law.
 
Annual increase in institutional tuition fees for current students
The fee for current students in an Associate Degree, Bachelor's or Master's degree (started in academic year 2023-2024 or earlier) will be increased annually by the percentage by which the Dutch government increases the statutory tuition fee rate.  
 
Institutional fees for students in a preliminary programme
If you are following a preliminary study programme at the AHK in 2023-2024 and want to continue your studies here in 2024-2025 on an Associate Degree, Bachelor's or Master's degree, you will pay the rate for new students from 2024-2025 when you are not entitled to the statutory tuition fee 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.

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