Payment of tuition fees

Read first: Not applicable for non-EEA students who have to apply for their first Dutch visa and/or residence permit for study purposes. If you are not sure about your situation, please contact the Immigration team here.

Available payment methods for payment of tuition fees are:

Easiest way to pay your Tuition Fees

TransferMate makes it easier and cheaper for international students to pay for their fees. TransferMate are here to help you pay your tuition fees without having to pay any additional fees or charges while giving you a competitive foreign exchange rate!

What are the benefits?

  • A more streamlined payment process
  • No international sender/receiver fees
  • Great exchange rates
  • 24 hour customer service from TransferMate
  • 24 hour online tracking of payments

TransferMate lets you make international payments to us for free, without paying international banking charges while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates.
We think it’s a brilliant option! If you're an international student attending Erasmus University you can use this secure, fast method to make your tuition fee payments to us.

How it works?

Pay your fees via TransferMate using a simple 3 step process.

  1. Register on the secure TransferMate domain and enter your payment details, by clicking on TransferMate button below.
  2. You'll receive the exchange rate for that day, choose wire [bank] transfer or credit card as your payment method.
  3. Once funds are received by TransferMate, these funds are immediately transferred into our account from the TransferMate bank account in the Netherlands

Can I make a transaction in Euros?

TransferMate is designed to allow international students to make cross currency transactions free of charge at reduced rates of exchange, any same currency transactions will hold a €10 or equivalent amount charge to cover TransferMates base costs of performing this type of transaction.

If you want to pay the tuition fee via a bank transfer, indicate in Studielink how the payment will be performed (via Dutch or non-Dutch bank account), choose the option "other payment method". Have the tuition fee transferred to the bank account number:

  • NL92ABNA0602496071, ABN-AMRO

in the name of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, mentioning your full name and student number. Make sure that we receive the payment before the start of the program (31 August). Please keep in mind that there might be additional costs for an international payment.

For money transfers performed from outside the Netherlands, the following payment information has to be provided as well:

  • IBAN code: NL92ABNA0602496071
  • BIC code: ABNANL2A

Please note: payment in installments is not available if you prefer this payment method of a bank transfer.

Do you know the amount of tuition fee you will have to pay? Pay your tuition fee online then. Be sure to pay before August 31st.

If you are not sure what the amount is you will have to pay, check the chatbot on our tuition fees page.

E.g parents, employer or scholarship/grant institution. This payment method is available in five different ways. Please see the five categories (A-E) down below. 

Indicate in Studielink that the payment method will be "other payment method"  and that someone else will pay. Have the tuition fee transferred to ABN-AMRO bank:

  • NL92ABNA0602496071, ABN-AMRO

in  the name of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, mentioning the students full name and student number.

For money transfers performed from outside the Netherlands, the following payment information has to be provided as well:

  • NL92ABNA0602496071, ABN-AMRO
  • BIC code: ABNANL2A

Make sure that we receive the payment before August 31st. Otherwise, you will not be officially enrolled for your program.

(Please note: there is a different deadline applicable for non-EEA students, who have to apply for an entry visa and/or residence permit). 

Choose in Studielink the payment method ("other payment method" ) and fill out the details. After that, send an e-mail to the department of Tuition Tees via tfo.fis@eur.nl, stating that you have submitted an enrollment application and that the payment of the tuition fees is taken care of by (name of organisation which provides scholarship) before August 31st. In addition please always mention the following details:

  • student number
  • amount of tuition fee
  • academic year (e.g. registration academic year 2018-2019)
  • name of the scholarship/grant

If you want to pay the tuition fee via an invoice, choose in Studielink the payment method ("other payment method" ). In addition, please contact the ESSC to ask for an invoice. In addition please always mention the following details:

  • student number
  • address of where to send the invoice to
  • tuition fee amount
  • academic year (e.g. registration academic year 2020-2021)

Make sure to contact the ESSC to request for an invoice before the 1st of August and make sure that we receive the payment before August 31st.

(Please note: this doesn't apply to non-EEA students, who will have to apply for an entry visa and/or residence permit).

  • In case someone else prefers to pay your tuition fees physically at the Erasmus Student Service Centre, please note that we do not accept cash payments. Payment is only possible by PIN or Credit Card. Also note: a payment in installments is not possible at the Erasmus Student Service Centre.
  • If you choose to pay physically at the Erasmus Student Service Centre, you will have to choose the payment method 'via institution of higher education' in Studielink.
  • Make sure that we receive your payment before August 31st. (Except for non-EEA students, who have to apply for an entry visa and/or residence permit).

A proof of payment of tuition fees (BBC) is a document showing that you have paid the statutory tuition fees at an educational institution in higher education.

Students who receive a student grant or loan from DUO only have to pay the statutory tuition fee once, in The Netherlands. Make sure that you request a “Proof of Payment of Tuition Fee-document”/“Bewijs van Betaald Collegegeld-document” (or BBC) on time from the Dutch educational institute to whom you've paid the statutory tuition fee to.

From 1 October 2021 it is possible in Studielink to request a BBC from the educational institution where you have already paid, and to exchange it digitally with the educational institution where you want to pay. Whether the option of exchanging the BBC digitally is possible depends on the educational institution and whether it also supports it. EUR already supports this option. Only if both educational institutions support this option can this exchange from the BBC be carried out digitally via Studielink.

Application is NOT yet possible via Studielink:

If this is not yet possible, this message will be displayed: 'Unfortunately, it is not yet possible at this educational institution(s) to request a digital BBC via Studielink'. Then choose 'Payment is made in a different way' in Studielink. Request the Proof of Paid Tuition Fees from the student administration of your other educational institution. The student administration of your other educational institution will send the Proof of Paid Tuition Fees by email to the student administration of Erasmus University. A BBC that you send to our student administration yourself will not be accepted.

Application IS possible in Studielink:

If it is possible to apply for the BBC digitally in Studielink at the educational institution where you are already studying, then you proceed to the next step in the process. You choose the educational institution where you want to apply for the BBC. You then agree that Studielink will request the BBC from the selected educational institution and forward it to the educational institution where you wish to pay the tuition fees with the BBC. The educational institution will then check the BBC that has been forwarded and let you know via Studielink whether the BBC has been accepted, rejected, or whether additional payment is required.

Make sure that we receive your Proof of Payment of Tuition Fees before the start of your study program (31 August) with us. Students who pay the institutional rate at EUR do not receive a reduction or exemption and pay the full amount.

Follow the instructions at Studielink and choose for the option "other payment method".

In case you prefer to pay the tuition fees physically at the Erasmus Student Service Centre, please note that we do not accept cash payments. Payment is only possible by PIN or by Credit Card. A payment in installments is not possible if you're going to pay at the desks of the Erasmus Student Service Centre. Make sure that you've paid the tuition fee before the start of the program.

The invoicing for short or individual courses is provided by the faculty. Courses provided by HOVO will be charged by HOVO. Follow the instructions that you receive from the faculty or HOVO.

The payment of the tuition fee or premaster fee is one of the conditions you must fulfill to complete your registration for a study programme.

Your registration must be completed before the start of the programme. If your course starts in September, the payment must be received before August 31. If you don’t pay in time, you are not registered. In that case, your access to the educational systems will be blocked, you cannot borrow books from the library and study results cannot be registered. In addition, not being registered as a student means that you are not entitled to student finance or a student travel product.

If you pay the tuition fee by digital authorization in installments and the periodic debits cannot be collected in time, you will be notified to pay within a certain period. If you don’t pay within this certain period, access to the educational systems will be blocked (see the debtor protocol).  Also, it is possible that study results will not be registered and that you are not entitled to student finance or a student travel product.

  • You can request a form the change the bank account number of the payment of tuition fees by digital authorization, by emailing the department of Tuition Fees via tfo.fin@eur.nl. The change form is also available in hard copy at the Erasmus Student Service Centre.
  • Hand in the change form at the desks of the Erasmus Student Service Centre, or email a scanned copy of your filled in form back to the department of Tuition Fees via tfo.fin@eur.nl. Make sure to mention your full name and student number in your e-mail to them. 
  • Please note: as stated in the accounts receivable protocol, during the term of the actual authorization, the consent for the payment can not be revoked or changed. It is therefore not possible to change the payment method itself. The  bank account number however, can be changed. 

2021-2022

  • On issuing (digital) authorisation, students give Erasmus University permission to debit the established tuition fee for the academic year 2020-2021 and give the institution permission to adjust the amount in the event of a change in circumstances. (See explanatory note establishing tuition fees.)
  • Changes in the rate are communicated to the student in a message via Studielink.
  • If the student is not the account holder of the account in respect of which the direct debit order has been issued, then he or she will notify the account holder about changes in the tuition fee rate/debit amounts.
  • By confirming the (digital) authorisation, the student enters into a payment obligation for the amount due and agrees to the terms and conditions of payment.

(See explanatory notes on the terms and conditions of the payment).

  • The amount of the tuition fee is established by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science (statutory tuition fee and a maximum tuition fee for small-scale and intensive education) and the Executive Board (the institution’s tuition fee and tuition fee for small- scale and intensive education) each year.
  • The amount that an individual student owes depends on his or her enrolment, education and personal situation (nationality, resident status, degrees already obtained).
  • Nationality is determined by the registration in the municipal personal records database (GBA). If a student has more than one nationality, he or she should communicate this in the enrolment application.
  • The institution’s tuition fee applies to students as described in Article 7.46 of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (WHW) and is established each year and can be found in the ‘Regeling instellingscollegegeld, collegegeld deeltijdse opleidingen en examengeld’ (Regulations for institution's tuition fee, part-time tuition fee and examination fee).
  • The tuition fee owed is established on grounds of the details known to the university at the time the request for enrolment or re-enrolment is made (via Studielink). If it later emerges that the tuition fee has been established on the grounds of incorrect or incomplete details or details that have changed at a later date, the university reserves the right to correct the tuition fee being charged.
  • If the student disagrees with the changed fee, the student can file an objection with the Executive Board, addressed to the Enrolment, Deregistration and Funding team. This can be done by sending an e-mail to edf.es@eur.nl. Filing an objection does not exempt the student from the obligation to pay the established amount within the relevant term. If, further to the objection, the amount due is lower than the amount established, the student
    will be reimbursed the difference.
  • the Dutch government wants to halve the tuition fees for first-year students in higher education as of 2019-2020. For more recent information please refer to below link:
    https://www.government.nl/topics/secondary-vocational-education-mbo-and-highereducation/plan-to-halve-higher-education-tuition-fees

  1. on grounds of Article 7.37 of the WHW, the student is obliged to pay the full tuition fee or to issue an authorisation; on failure to do so, Erasmus University will be unable to
    enrol the student.

  2. the SEPA conditions apply to the authorisation issued by the student. Information regarding SEPA Direct Debit can be found on your bank’s website.
  3. Erasmus University makes it possible for the tuition fee to be paid by another person; however, the student himself/herself remains responsible for fulfilling his or her payment obligation.
  4. the amount will be debited as a once-only amount or in 6 instalments, depending on the student’s choice. Administration costs amounting to € 24 will be charged if the option to pay in instalments is chosen.
  5. the account cannot be closed until the claim has been paid (or until a change of bank account has been communicated in writing to the Tuition Fee Office (TFO) or
    Studielink).
  6. in the event of failure to pay, the claim will be referred to a third party for collection and any costs in connection with this will be charged to the student.
  7. the authorisation issued is also the notice as described in the SEPA Direct Debit guidelines.
  8. on the grounds of Article 7.42 of the WHW, Erasmus University is entitled to refuse to enrol a student with payment arrears or to terminate the student’s enrolment.
  9. in case of any outstanding debt of tuition fee by the end of the study year (31 August), a student cannot apply for enrolment for the next study year before fulfilment of their obligation to full payment of this outstanding debt. Also no diploma will be handed over after graduation before full payment of debt is received.
  10. any payment done will be booked against the oldest outstanding amount/instalment of the tuition fee. (Except when the claim is referred to a third party for collection).

Termination of the enrollment does not exempt the student from his or her obligation to pay; the tuition fee owed has to be paid at all times.

The once-only direct debit, will take place on September 25th, 2020

If the authorisation has not been submitted at least 14 days before the direct debit date, the direct debit will take place on the first subsequent direct debit date as stipulated under direct debit in instalments.

The direct debit dates for the payment method in installment periods are on/or around the following dates:

Direct debit dates 2020

Direct debit dates 2021

25 September 2020

25 January 2021

25 November 2020

25 March 2021

 

25 May 2021

 

 

*The first installment includes a € 24 administration fee when you've chosen to pay in installment periods, instead of a one single installment.

Direct debits in respect of tuition fees for programmes that start later will take place as of the first following direct debit date in accordance with the direct debit dates for payment in instalments.

Please note: there is a different deadline applicable for non-EEA students, who have to apply for an entry visa and/or residence permit    

If the direct debit is unsuccessful:

  • The student is and shall remain fully responsible himself/herself, for paying the amount owed.
  • The student will receive a 1st payment reminder by e-mail in which he or she is given a further opportunity to pay the amount due within 15 days of the date of the e-mail.

If the amount due is not paid in full after receipt of the 1st payment reminder:

  • The claim will be increased by a statutory minimum of € 40,- in collection costs.
  • The student will receive a 2nd payment reminder requesting him/her to pay the outstanding amount within 7 days of the date on the e-mail using the iDEAL link
    (via email) or by transferring the amount him/herself.
  • The ERNA account (access to systems and e-mail) and the student card will both be blocked.

If the amount due is still not paid in full after receipt of the 2nd payment reminder:

  • The option to pay in instalments expires, after which the total tuition fee due for the entire academic year will become immediately due and payable without further
    notice.
  • The entire claim, including the collection costs that have already been charged, will be referred to a debt collection agency.
  • The total judicial and extrajudicial collection costs and the VAT due in respect thereof will become fully payable by the student. This means that the actual collection costs may be higher than the collection costs of €40 that were charged initially.
  • We will be obliged to disclose the student’s personal data to a lawyer, bailiff and/or debt collection agency.

The academic year commences on September 1st and ends on August 31st of the subsequent year.

It is the student’s responsibility to terminate his or her enrollment via Studielink, if the student wishes to stop studying at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, during the academic year.

If the student graduates during the academic year, the student’s enrolment will not be automatically cancelled. It is also the student’s responsibility after graduation to cancel his or her enrolment if the student stops studying at Erasmus University Rotterdam during the academic year.

If a student fails to cancel his or her enrolment when he or she either stops studying or graduates, he or she will remain enrolled and legally obliged to pay the tuition fee until
the end of the academic year.

More information on terminating the enrollment can be found here.

If a student is eligible for a reimbursement (for example due to a request for termination of enrolment, etc.), the following procedure is followed:

  1. Erasmus University observes a processing term of  between 4 and 10 weeks for the repayment of any excess tuition fees paid.
  2. The processing term partly depends on the reverse entry term applied by the bank for SEPA Direct Debits.
  3. Any outstanding amounts or claims referred to a collection agency will be deducted from the amount to be reimbursed
  4. Reimbursement can only be made to the account number from which the payment originated, or to the account from which the direct debit was made.
  5. There will be no reimbursement if the request is to cancel enrolment effective 1 July or 1 August.

If the tuition fee is not paid on time, or cannot be collected, the debtor protocol of Erasmus University Rotterdam applies. You can also find information in the debtor protocol about when the tuition fee has to be paid and how to change an authorisation.

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