In order to take part in a study programme, you will be required to pay a tuition fee. Tuition fees for government-subsidised study programmes are fixed on an annual basis by the Ministry of Training, Culture and Science. This is the statutory tuition fee.
If you meet the requirements applied by the Ministry of Training, Culture and Science, you will be required to pay the statutory tuition fee. If you do not meet these requirements, you must pay the institutional tuition fee.
The academic year for all study programmes begins on 1 September, but for some programmes you can also begin on 1 February.
On 10 July the Upper House of Dutch parliament approved a bill to cut university tuition fees by half. All first-year students enrolling in higher education for the first time in or after 1 September 2018 will now pay a reduced rate during their first year, if they are eligible for the statutory fee.
You can find more information on the website of the Dutch government.