Tuition fees and payment

The tuition fees are set (by law) and are reviewed every year. 

Dutch + EU + Surinamese nationality

For who 2018/2019 Type
Students with:
  • Dutch nationality
  • EU/EFTA country nationality
  • Surinamese nationality*
BSc/MSc: € 2.060** Statutory rate
Exchange students Pay tuition fee at your own academic institution.
*plus additional costs, see Overview costs tab. **The Dutch government is halving tuition fees for first-year students in higher education. Those who meet all the conditions will pay €1,030 in 2018/2019 instead of €2,060. More Information can be found on

Second degree programme 

If you are enrolled at another educational institution and you wish to also be enrolled at TU Delft, hand in your original Proof of Tuition Fee Payment (Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld, or BBC, in Dutch). You can request this Proof of Tuition Fee Payment at your current educational institution. Only original documents are accepted. For the academic year 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 TU Delft does not charge different fees for enrolment in a second study or degree programme similair in level of the degree you already obtained.

Non EU/EFTA nationality

For who 2018/2019 Type
Non-Eu/EFTA students who have been granted Dutch “Studiefinanciering” and refugees who have been granted a UAF grant. € 2.060 Institutional rate I
Non EU/EFTA studenten BSc € 10.384
MSc € 15.575
Institutional rate III
Non-EU/EFTA students who enrolled in or between the academic years 2011/2012 and 2015/2016 for the first time and have been continuously enrolled. The transitional rate will cease to apply if the student switches to a different degree programme. BSc € 9.164
MSc € 14.318
Transitional fee II
Exchange students Pay tuition fee at your own academic institution.
Part-time degree programme students € 1.724 Rate for part-time degree students
Bridging programme students € 34,33 per EC Bridging programme rate
External students from €6.000 Examination fees for external students

Payment deadlines 

The total payment of tuition (or course and examination fees) and (if applicable) visa / living costs / housing fees must be received by TU Delft before:

  • 1 July: for all students with a non-Dutch degree who are admitted via the TU Delft Central International Office and need services as visa help, assistance with housing, participate in the Introduction Programme)
  • 1 September: for all other students
  • If you do not start your studies in September: before you start your degree programme

Payment methods  

Select one of the following payment methods :

Bank transfer

For example you follow a Bridging Programme, you pay by your self, you have a non-Dutch diploma and pay for services

For your bank transfer you need to use the payment details below. Always mention your 7-digit TU Delft student number and your surname, followed by ‘Full Payment’ in the specification.

Account holder/beneficiary
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10
1082 PP Amsterdam
The Netherlands
BIC code (former SWIFT code): ABNANL2A
IBAN code: NL87ABNA0539856568
Account number: NL87ABNA0539856568
TU Delft SSC FandC
Admissions Office TU
Ms. S. van den Hoeven
Postbus 5024
The Netherlands

The bank will charge handling costs for these transactions. Inform at your bank about these costs. Make sure the total amount also covers these bank costs. 


Someone else is paying my tuition fee

When someone else pays the tuition fee, please fill in this form (academic year 2018/2019) and deliver it at the CSa. This only applies to Dutch and EU-EEA students.

Digital authorisation

Digital authorisation is  only possible when you have a DigiD and transfer the money from a bank in one of the SEPA-countries 

The TU Delft advises you to arrange your payment through the digital authorisation in Studielink. After logging in with your DigiD, you fill in your payment details in Studielink. Afterwards you will receive a message from Studielink to confirm the digital authorisation.  

When somebody else is paying through debit authorisation, please notify this in Studielink. In that case the other person has to confirm the digital authorisation with his/her DigiD.  

The moment at which the TU Delft receives the digital authorisation, is the moment that your payment obligations are deemed fulfilled. 

Account number

In order to pay through the digital authorisation, you need to have a bank account (not a saving account) registered within one of the SEPA countries .  

If you want to change your account number, you have to do it at least 10 days before the debit date. Otherwise the debit will take place from the former account number. If you would like to make changes to your account number or payment method, please fill in this form and send it to

Collection by instalments 

The digital debit authorisation enables you to pay the tuition fees in 12 monthly instalments. The first collection date will be around 23 September and the last collection date around 23 August.  

If you pay in instalments, an administration costs of € 24 will be charged. These costs are debited together with the first instalment. If you reconsider your method of payment after collection of the first instalment  and pay the remaining tuition fees in one go, you are still required to pay the administration costs. 

Exemption from payment

For example when you have a second enrolment elsewhere or when you are an exchange student or you receive a TU Delft-approved scholarship.

There are the four ways in which you can be exempt from directly paying your tuition fee at TU Delft.

1. Second enrolment or minor student 

When you have an enrolment at one of the 3TU degree programmes at TU Eindhoven, University Twente or TU Delft,  a registration at the other universities will be made automatically. 

For the following study programmes at TU Delft, there are different procedures for registration and payment of tuition fee: 

  • BSc Applied Mathematics: register in Studielink an pay tuition fee at Leiden University or TU Delft
  • BSc Nanobiology: register in Studielink an pay tuition fee at TU Delft
  • BSc Clinical Technology: register in Studielink an pay tuition fee at TU Delft
  • BSc Life Science and Technology: register in Studielink an pay tuition fee at TU Delft
  • BSc Molecular Sciences & Technology: register in Studielink an pay tuition fee at Leiden University
  • MSc Industrial Ecology: register in Studielink an pay tuition fee at Leiden University

For the abovementioned programmes an automatically exchange of payment will take place. You do not have to hand in a proof of payment of tuition fee.

2. Certificate payment tuition fees 

Are you enrolled at another institution of higher education (hbo or university) and do you also wish to be enrolled at the TU Delft? Hand in your original certificate (Bewijs Betaald Collegeld) showing that you have paid the statutory tuition fee. You can obtain this certificate at your current institution.

3. Exchange students

Students from a foreign university who enrol at TU Delft as part of an international exchange programme are enrolled for a maximum of 12 months. These students are exempted from payment of tuition fee at TU Delft. Do you wish to stay longer than 12 months in order to complete the Master’s degree programme? Then you are subject to the standard regulations regarding tuition fee, per the start of the 13th month of enrolment. Fees required from exchange students for visa and/or housing should be received by bank transfer before the deadline.

4. Scholarship

If you are granted a TU Delft-approved full scholarship which exempts you for paying the tuition fee yourself, you can ignore your payment details in Studielink.

Overview costs

2018/2019 BSc & MSc EU/EFTA BSc non-EU MSc non-EU Surinamese 
Exchange EU/EFTA Exchange non-EU 

Fall semester 

Exchange non-EU 

Spring semester 

Tuition Fee €2.060 €10.384€15.575 €2.060 n/a n/a n/a 
*Living costs n/a €10.980 €10.980 €10.980n/a €4.575 €6.405
Residence Permit/Visa fee n/a €192** €192**€192**n/a€192**€192**
TU Delft Housing fee €228 €228**€228**€228**€228€228**€228**
Total payment €2.288 €21.784 €26.975 €13.460 €228 €4.995€6.825

* TU Delft will refund the Living Costs, after deducting the Residence Permit/VISA fee and/or Housing fee, into your SEPA bank account shortly after starting your studies in Delft. The living costs per year is based on rules of the Dutch immigration Service (IND).  

**will be deducted from Living Costs amount

Daily Expenses

Besides incidental and set-up costs, the costs of living and study, including food, accommodation, transport, books, and obligatory health insurance is estimated to be between 850 and 1,100 Euro per month.

More information at the Study in Holland website