The official tuition fee for Dutch and European students in the Netherlands will be raised to 2,006 euros in 2017. The raise of 22 euro is the smallest in years. Last year, the tuition fee increased with 33 euro. In 2014, the raise even amounted to 71 euro.

The increase did not come unexpected: until the college year 2018-2019, the tuition fee will rise annually with 22 euro. This is due to the plans of former Minister of Education Plasterk, who wanted to allocate this extra amount of money to the salary of teachers.

Not adjusted for inflation

Usually, the fees are adjusted for inflation, so the raise could become higher than 22 euro. This year, that’s not the case.

Every year, the supplementary grant for students from low income families is raised with the same amount as the tuition fee.