Good news for students in the Netherlands — you’ll only have to pay half of your tuition fees in the coming academic year.

The Dutch cabinet is imposing this measure to address the effect coronavirus is having on higher education, reports the NOS.

Cutting tuition fees is part of a wider set of measures the government is introducing to assist all areas of education, from primary schools to universities. These new initiatives will cost anywhere between €6-8.5 billion.

This measure comes two weeks after the House of Representatives asked the cabinet to make students whose studies have been delayed by coronavirus exempt from paying tuition fees. The cabinet agreed to meet the house halfway.

It is as yet unclear how this will affect international and non-EU students — but stay tuned 😉

Are you a student that has been affected by coronavirus? How has it affected your studies? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels


  1. Hi My name is Paola I live in Greece and I am 25 years old. I have postponed and canceled my studies for master at least 3 times. That is because at the end of the day I can’t afford it. Moreover, I am convinced that almost every student wants to study abroad and not online. I am so happy to hear that the fees will be reduced and I look forward to it.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.