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Tuition fees

  • If I pay my tuition fees and ultimately decide not to start the study programme, will I get a refund of my tuition fees?
    1. If your enrolment has not yet been finalised, you can withdraw your enrolment request before the start of your study programme via Studielink and the full tuition fee amount will be refunded.
      For example: in case your study programme starts 1 February, you can withdraw your request at the latest on 31 January.
    2. If your enrolment has been finalised already (e.g. the status of your enrolment is ‘enrolled’ in Studielink), but it has not started yet, you can submit a request to terminate enrolment until the first day of your study programme and the full tuition fee amount will be refunded.

      For example: in case your study programme starts on 1 February, you can submit a request for termination of you enrolment at the latest on 31 January.
  • What is the amount of tuition fees if I am enrolled for a part of the academic year?

    At the start of an academic year, you have to arrange the payment of tuition fees for the whole academic year. If you are only enrolled for a part of that academic year, you will only have to pay for the months you were actually enrolled.

    • Example 1
      When you terminate your enrolment per 1 February, because of graduation for example, you will only have to pay tuition fees uptil the month of January.

    If you pay tuition fees in instalments, the UvA will cancel the monthly collections after termination of your enrolment has been processed. In case you have paid more tuition fees than necessary, you will of course receive a refund as well.

    • Example 2
      When you start your study programme on 1 February, you will only have to pay tuition fees for the months February up till and including August.
      You can arrange the payment of tuition fees per September (the start of the new academic year) after you have submitted a request for re-enrolment via Studielink. The UvA will send you an update by email as soon as re-enrolment is possible.
  • Can I change my payment method?

    If you want to pay via digital authorisation, you may change your payment method in Studielink as long as you have not yet confirmed it.

    1. In Studielink, go to ‘My study programmes’ and click on the name of the degree programme for which you want to change the payment details.
    2. You will find the button ‘Change payment method’ under ‘Payment details’.
    3. You will be directed to the ‘Change payment details’ section. Here, you can change the payment method, deadlines, name of the person paying and account holder details.

    If you have already confirmed your authorisation and would still prefer to pay by a different method, please submit a request to the Digital Student Service Desk.

  • Where do I submit the Proof of Payment?

    All information about how to pay using a Proof of Payment can be found online.

    Please note that the University must receive the Proof of Payment before the start date of your degree programme (for example: if your programme starts on 1 February, the Proof of Payment must be received at the latest by 31 January).

  • When will I receive the reimbursement of the excess tuition fees paid?

    In order to receive a refund, you should first submit a request to terminate your enrolment via Studielink. After your request to terminate your enrolment has been processed, you will automatically receive the relevant refund within a few weeks.

    In these instances, you are not entitled to a refund of tuition fees:

    • When you submit your request to terminate your enrolment after 31 May
    • When you are enrolled in a pre-Master’s programme (in Dutch: schakelprogramma).

    More information is available on the web page Termination of enrolment.