Scond study and Tuition fee Wageningen University


Second Study and Tuition Fee

If you want to enrol for a second study programme at Wageningen University (Bachelor or Master), this may have consequences for the tuition fee to be paid.

Second study after first study (sequentially)

If you already have obtained a bachelor degree from a Dutch Organisation for Higher Education (University or HBO) and you want to enrol in a second bachelor study, you will be doing your second bachelor study programme sequential to the first one. The same applies for doing a second master sequential to the first master degree.

In both cases, you are not entitled to pay the statutory tuition fee because you do not meet the degree requirement. When you enrol for a second (bachelor or master) study sequentially, you will have to pay the institutional tuition fee 2 at Wageningen University, if you fulfil the nationality requirement.

Follow two study programmes simultaneously

If you are enrolled as a student in a bachelor study programme at a Dutch Institution for Higher Education (University or HBO) and you also want to enrol in a bachelor study programme at Wageningen University, you will follow two bachelor programmes simultaneously.

If you are registered for the first bachelor study programme as a fulltime student and you pay the statutory tuition fee, you may be eligible for exemption of tuition fees at Wageningen University. You will require a ‘Proof of Payment Tuition Fees’ (Bewijs Betaald Collegegegeld = BBC) from the institution where you have paid the tuition fee for your first enrolment.

When you graduate in the first study programme and end your enrolment for this programme, you may continue your enrolment as a student in the second study programme paying the statutory tuition fee. Please note that your enrolment at Wageningen University for the second study programme must be continuous.

The above applies also to students who follow two master study programmes in the Netherlands simultaneously.

Calculation of the Institutional tuition fee 2 - for second bachelor- and master programmes

As of 2010, students are no longer entitled to pay the statutory tuition fee when they want to enroll in a second bachelor's or master's degree programme at a Dutch Institute for Higher Education after having finished their first bachelor or master study programme. Instead they have to pay the institutional tuition fee. This is stipulated in Article 7.46 of the Dutch Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het Hoger Onderwijs en Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek; WHW).

The amount of the institutional tuition fees is determined by the Executive Board of the Institute and may vary per study programme or student group. The institutional tuition fee may not be lower than the statutory fees. The various parts of the programmes/degrees, normally funded by the government, have been incorporated in the institutional tuition fees for second degrees. The following factors may also play a role in determining the institutional tuition fees:

• Internal factors, such as costs and objectives: for instance, the aim to interest more students in a second degree programme, to charge on the costs of certain facilities that relate to the relevant degree programme, to apply one amount or separate fees for students from within and outside the EU or for students who have already completed a first degree programme at our university, the annual indexation, the amount of the legal tuition fees, and the method of calculating governmental funding;
• External factors: such as a review of the institutional tuition fees in Europe or insight in the specific choices made by prospective students in a specific target group.


No rights can be derived from the information on this site. Conditions and amounts mentioned may be subject to change depending on Dutch legislation and Wageningen University policies.