Research at Wageningen University

Tuition fee

Payment of the tuition fee is one of the conditions of enrollment into the PhD programme.


The table below shows the tuition fees for PhD candidates who have started their programme on or after 01-01-2012:

Category Tuition fee
Research assistant No
Sandwich PhD candidate
- Wageningen University funding No
- NWO Funding No
- Funding by a third party € 1000/month
Guest PhD candidate € 1000/month
External PhD candidate No

Note: The tuition fee is levied by sciences groups and chair groups, which may make exceptions.

The table below shows the tuition fee for PhD candidates who started before 01-01-2012:

Category Tuition fee Departmental fee Education Budget
Research assistant No No Yes
Staff candidate No No No
Sandwich PhD candidate
- Wageningen University funding No No Yes (1)
- NWO Funding No No Yes (1)
- Funding by a third party Yes Yes Yes (1)
Guest PhD candidate Yes Yes Yes (1)
External PhD candidate No No No (2)

(1) Only applies to PhD candidates who started after January 2002

(2) External PhD candidates from specific international education institutes such as ITC and IHE who plan to obtain their PhDs at Wageningen University will receive an education budget, provided that they have an approved Training and Supervision Plan.