The Executive Board has recently determined the rates for tuition and course fees for the academic year 2018-2019. The amount of the tuition fees depends on conditions including the nationality of the student, any degree in Dutch Higher Education, place of residence and form of enrolment.

The tuition fees for the School for Young Talent can be found here.

The statutory tuition fee 2018-2019 for full-time study programmes has been fixed by the Ministry at € 2,060,-.

From 2018-2019 onwards a 50% reduced statutory tuition fee for the first study year applies to bachelor students, who enroll in the Dutch higher education system for the first time. To EER-students in Music in Education, who enroll in 2018-2019 in the Dutch higher education system for the first time, a 50% reduced tariff statutory tuition fee applies in the first and second study year.

The statutory tuition fee applies only to students who do not have a Dutch Bachelor or Master degree [1] and who have an EEA nationality (EEA [2] is incl. NL), or Swiss or Surinamese nationality, and for the limited category of non-EEA students with a legally registered EEA-partnership or asylum status.

1. Dutch Bachelor or Master degree
The definition ‘Dutch Bachelor or Master degree’ is applicable to:

  • Bachelor students from the EEA, who have obtained a Bachelor degree after August 1991 at a Dutch college or university, and who apply for a Bachelor course at our University;
  • Master students from the EEA, who have obtained a Master degree after August 1991 at a Dutch college or university and who apply for a Master course at our University.

2. EEA: European Economic Area
The EEA consists of all member states of the European Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The following countries belong to the EEA: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden.
With regard to tuition fee status, students from Switzerland and Surinam are also considered as EEA students, as are non-EEA students who have the right to financial assistance in the form of a Dutch study grant.

The fees for students from outside the EEA and for students from the Netherlands or another EEA country who do not comply with the residency requirements, or who already have a Dutch Bachelor or Master degree, are set by the Board of Governors.

For 2018-2019 the fee for sitting non-EEA students of the Royal Conservatoire is € 5.000,-, for new non-EEA students the rate is differentiated (see below).

The Royal Conservatoire provides scholarships of € 5.000,-. These so-called KC-excellence scholarships are awarded to Master candidates who do the best entrance exams (both EEA, and non-EEA students are eligible). Click here for more information.

Option 1: Direct bank transfer:

The course fees 2018/2019 have to be arranged before 1 October 2018. Transfer the entire amount of study fees by yourself before 1 October 2018. Always mention your family name, student/pupil number and birth date with the payment.

Bankdetails of the Hogeschool der Kunsten:
IBAN: NL20ABNA0894212354
BIC (swift): ABNANL2A
ABN-AMRO Bank
Postbus 749
3000 AS ROTTERDAM, NL

For this option you do not have to deliver a SEPA authorization form.


Option 2: Direct debit in 8 installments

The course fees 2018/2019 have to be arranged before 1 October 2018. In the case you pay your study fees in installments with a recurrent SEPA direct debit authorization:

With the option to pay in installments you have to deliver before 1 October 2018 the original SEPA authorization form with original signature (a copy or scan we cannot accept).

The fee will be debited in 8 equal instalments around the 25th day of the month, starting from October 2018.

Download authorisation form

Payment information to pay your study fees for your contract study in 2018-2019:

Direct bank transfer:
Transfer the entire amount by yourself before 15 July 2018.
Always mention with your payment: your family name, student number and birth date

Bank details of the Hogeschool der Kunsten, Den Haag:
IBAN: NL20ABNA0894212354
BIC (swift): ABNANL2A
ABN AMRO Bank
Postbus 749
3000 AS ROTTERDAM
The Netherlands

Direct debit in 1 installment

The course fees 2018/2019 have to be arranged before 1 August 2018.

You will pay your study fees with a recurrent SEPA direct debit authorization.

You have to deliver before 1 August 2018 the original SEPA authorization form with original signature (a copy or scan we cannot accept)

The total amount of course fees will be direct debited on/around 26 September 2018.

Download authorisation form

Tuition fees regular higher education

EEA-students (including Dutch students)

2018-2019

Bachelor course - EEA students who do not have a Dutch Bachelor degree or students who have obtained their

Bachelor's degree at the University of Leiden.

€ 2.060,-

Master course - EEA students who do not have a Dutch Master degree.

€ 2.060,-

Bachelor course and Master course
Tarif tuition fee for the first study year bachelor for EEA students, who enroll in the Dutch higher education system for the first time.*

€ 1.030,- [3]

Bachelor course and Master course - EEA students who have both a Dutch Bachelor [4] and/or Master degree

€ 5.000,-

3. To EER-students in Music in Education, who enroll in 2018-2019 in the Dutch higher education system for the first time, a 50% reduced tariff statutory tuition fee applies in the first two study years.

4. In case the Bachelor study Music in Education is your 2nd Ba-study and your former one was not a bachelor in education or health care, you may pay the statutory tuition fee.


Non-EEA students
Bachelor or Master course


2018-2019
Non-EEA students (without financial assistance in the form of a Dutch study grant; without registration at UAF [5])

5. Students who had to pay the rate of € 12,000 in the preceding year, have to pay € 12,000 tuition fee again.


New non-EEA students, who have enrolled at the KC from 1-9-2018




differentiated rate

To new non-EEA students a differentiated rate of institutional tuition fees applies, based on the result of the entrance exam. This result will be given by the entrance committee in a score on a scale from 1-10. The assessment will be done on the basis of a number of criteria, such as musicality and artistry, technical level, openness to instruction, the presence of a well outlined Master study plan (if you apply for a Master) and the desired balance within the relevant department.

Based on the assessment made by the admissions board, a distinction will be made between the following rates:

If the admissions board awards a mark of 10:

€ 5.000,-
master students in this category receive from an external fund a KC excellence scholarship

If the admissions board awards a mark of 9:

€ 5.000,-
in this category a limited number of KC excellence scholarships from an external fund will be granted to master students

If the admissions board awards a mark of 8:

€ 5.000,-

If the admissions board awards a mark of 7:

€ 9.000,-

The assessment of the admissions board and the definitive rate of institutional tuition fees will be made known to the candidate as soon as possible after the entrance exam.
The tariff set for institutional tuition fees initially remains in force for the nominal course duration.

Non-EEA students with a legally registered EEA-partnership or asylum status

€ 2.060,-

Non-EEA students with refugee status

€ 2.060,-


Other types of enrolment


2018-2019

Second enrolment

To be decided by the faculty director

Extraneus

Minimum fee of exam costs

Contract education individual

Current students and alumni get a 50% reduction

€ 125 (50 minute per lesson)

Contract education in class

Current students and alumni get a 50% reduction

€ 30 (per 50-minute group lesson)


Other costs


2018-2019

School fund KC (facultative)

€ 60,-


Course fees


2018-2019

Preparatory Course

€ 2.100,-

One-year course 'Muziek als vak'

€ 2.100,-

One-year course Sonology

€ 2.100,-

Artist’s Certificate Music

€ 5.000,-

Artist’s Certificate Dance

€ 5.000,-

Read more about the institutional tuition fees on the website of the University of the Arts The Hague.