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Tuition fee refund

Last modified on 13-06-2022
If you terminate your enrolment for a full-time or part-time study programme, in certain circumstances you may be entitled to a refund of your tuition fees.
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What is your study programme?

Between the months of September and May, you can terminate your enrolment in any month via Studielink. For each month that you are no longer enrolled, 1/12 of your tuition fees will be refunded. Any excess tuition fees that you have paid will automatically be refunded to you.

Enrolment termination date

Your enrolment termination date is not the same as the date on which you terminate your enrolment via Studielink. 

  • Are you graduating? Your enrolment termination date will then be the first day of the month that follows your graduation date. If you graduate in September, for example, but don’t terminate your enrolment via Studielink until November, your enrolment will be terminated retroactively on 1 October.
  • Are you quitting your studies? Your enrolment termination date will then be the first day of the month that follows your request for termination of enrolment. For example, if you terminate your enrolment via Studielink in May, your enrolment will be terminated on 1 June.

How much will you be refunded? 

Two examples of how refunds are calculated:

  • If your enrolment termination date is 1 October, 11/12 of your tuition fees will be refunded.
  • If your enrolment termination date is 1 June, 3/12 of your tuition fees will be refunded.

You will only be entitled to a refund of your tuition fees if you terminate your enrolment via Studielink by 31 May at the latest. Or if your graduation date is on or before 31 May.

Exceptions

You will not be entitled to a refund of your tuition fees:

  • If your graduation date is on or after 1 June. 
  • If you quit your studies and terminate your enrolment via Studielink on or after 1 June.
  • If you are enrolled in a pre-Master's programme, contract teaching or flexible learning, your tuition fees will not be refunded because you pay per course (ECTS).

When will the tuition fees be credited to your account?

After receiving your Statement of Termination of Enrolment from the UvA, the excess tuition fees will be credited to your account within 4 to 6 weeks.

Contact

Central Student Service Desk (CSSD)

Do you have general questions about studying at the UvA, for instance, about your enrolment or tuition fee? Contact the CSSD. Want to request a document or have it signed? Fill in our contact form. 

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