When you have attained a bachelor’s or a master’s degree after 1 August 1991 and you would like to enrol in a second bachelor’s or master’s study programme, you are considered a stacker. Under the new legislation stackers do not pay the legal tuition fees for their second bachelor’s or master’s study programme, but the institutional tuition fees. The institutional tuition fees are considerably higher than the legal tuition fees, since the HU University will not be receiving funds for a student enrolled in a second bachelor’s or master’s study programme.
The government is making an exception for second study programmes in the disciplines of Health care and Education, but only if the first degree was attained in another field (check your course). To these students the legal tuition fees apply, provided they meet the requirements set for these legal tuition fees.
Tuition fee calculator
If you wish to know whether you fall within the category of stackers, then use the tuition fee calculator (please note, no rights can be derived from the information and rates given in the tuition fee calculator).
Stacking two study programmes
There are different scenarios:
- If you will be enrolled in two degree programmes at the same time during the 2018-2019 academic year, you might be eligible for an exemption from the tuition fees for one of these two programmes if you meet certain conditions.
- If you will be enrolled in two bachelor's or two master’s study programmes at the same time during the 2018-2019 academic year and will be completing one of these study programmes in the 2018-2019 academic year, you will be able to continue the second study programme in that academic year by paying the legal tuition fees.
- If you have been simultaneously enrolled in two bachelor’s study programme or two master’s study programmes and will complete one of the study programmes and obtain a degree before the 2018-2019 academic year, the following regulation applies: provided that you have been enrolled continuously in the second study programme, legal tuition fees will apply to you for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- If you are enrolled as a student at HU University and will enrol in a study programme or minor study programme at another educational institution, you are entitled to an exemption from tuition fees (or part thereof) at the other institution, provided both the HU University and the other educational institution charge you the legal tuition fees. To apply for the exemption, you will need to fill out your payment details in Studielink (www.hu.studielink.nl) first. Then request for a Proof of Payment from the HU Enrolment Office and hand it in at the other institution before the start of your study programme. Please note, your enrolment at HU need to be completed in order to request for a Proof of Payment.
- If you are enrolled at another educational institution and planning to also enrol in a study programme at HU University, you are entitled to an exemption from tuition fees (or part thereof) at HU University, provided both the HU University and the other educational institution charge you the legal tuition fees. You will need to fill out your payment details in Studielink (www.hu.studielink.nl) first. Then you will need an original Proof of Payment from the other institution and hand it in at the HU Enrolment Office before the start of your study programme. As soon as we have received your original Proof of Payment, the direct debit authorisation that you issued earlier will be cancelled, and no tuition fees will be deducted from your account.