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For both non-EU/EEA and EU/EEA students, multiple payment methods are available. We’ve made an overview of these possibilities below. 

Payment methods

You can pay the tuition fees directly to Saxion via bank transfer, stating your name and student number. More information will follow during the admission procedure. Next to this, re-enrolling non-EU/EEA and all EU/EEA students can pay through digital direct debit authorisation in Studielink. When doing this, you can choose to pay the full amount at once or in monthly instalments. 

If you'd like to issue a digital (direct debit) authorisation through Studielink, you can download the manual!

Direct debit manual

Questions about the one-off reduction of tuition fees

The statutory tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year will be €1.084.

The reduction of the statutory tuition fees applies to the 2021-2022 academic year.

If you are awarded an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from your higher professional education (HBO) institution or a master’s degree from your university between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, the Education Executive Agency (DUO) will pay you back €535. To be eligible for this payment you must have been enrolled in a government-funded higher education course for at least one month in both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years.

If you paid the statutory tuition fees (€1.084 for the 2021-2022 academic year) and graduate in February 2022 or later that academic year, you will be refunded proportionately for the remaining months.

If you start a course in higher education (HBO or university) part-way through the 2021-2022 academic year and the statutory tuition fees apply to you, you will be charged a proportionate amount of the reduced fees for the remaining months of that academic year. If the institutional fees apply to you, the HBO institution or university determines the amount you will have to pay.

Students entering higher education for the first time in the 2021-2022 academic year will pay half of the reduced statutory tuition fees: €542.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, second-year students doing teacher training will pay half of the reduced statutory tuition fees: €542.

International students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) pay institutional fees, which are set by the HBO institution or university. The minimum institutional fees for the 2021-2022 academic year will be €1.084. For international students from within the EEA the same rules apply as for Dutch students. In each case, the institution checks what type of tuition fees (statutory or institutional) applies. If the statutory fees apply to an international student from within the EEA, they are eligible to pay the reduced fees.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the tuition fees for part-time students and students on courses combining working and learning will be at least €645 and no more than €1.084. The HBO institution or university sets the amount.

For the 2021-2022 academic year you will have to pay at least €1.084. The HBO institution or university sets the amount. For the current amounts please check the Regulation tuition fees 2021-2022.

For post initial courses HBO institutions or universities set their own fees. Saxion decides later whether there will be a reduction.

Regular questions

Saxion works with ten instalments. If you are able to pay in instalments*, the tuition fees are collected around the 25th of each month. Please make sure you have sufficient funds available in your bank account. 

For non-EU/EEA students with a residence permit, this has to be at least €850,- to be able to withdraw the institutional fee. For EU/EEA students, an amount of at least €250.- is required to be able to withdraw the statutory tuition fee. When you pay in instalments, you will be charged an annual handling fee of €24. 

In this overview you can see on what dates the tuition fees are collected.

* The direct debit authorisation and/or authorisation for payment in instalments is valid for one academic year, and is only available for re-enrolling non-EU/EEA students with a Dutch bank account, and both starting and re-enrolling EU/EEA students.

September 2021 intake

Saxion works with three instalments. Make sure you send the Acknowledgement of Debt-form, received after admission (under condition), to finance@saxion.nl before 1 July 2021.

Deadlines instalments:

1st  payment instalment - 30 June 2021

2nd payment instalment - 31 December 2021

3rd payment instalment - 30 April 2022


February 2022 intake

Saxion works with two instalments. Make sure you send the Acknowledgement of Debt-form, received after admission (under condition), to finance@saxion.nl before 1 December 2021.

Deadlines instalments:

1st  payment instalment - 31 December 2021

2nd payment instalment - 30 April 2022

Within the SEPA area

If you have a Dutch bank account, or a bank account within the SEPA area, you can issue a digital (direct debit) authorisation* through Studielink. As soon as you can enter your payment details, you will receive a message from Studielink that a new To Do activity is ready in your To Do list. 

In this manual, you can subsequently read how you can issue the digital (direct debit) authorisation.

Your authorisation must be submitted before 15 August in order to start your studies at Saxion. If you have not met all registration conditions and terms of payment before 15 August, your enrolment at Saxion will be cancelled and you will not be able to start your studies at Saxion.

Outside the SEPA area (non-EU/EEA students)

If your bank is located outside the SEPA area, you do not have the required details (IBAN) to issue the authorisation through Studielink. If you are a first-year student and you received your acceptance letter from the International Office, you can pay the full amount with the invoice you received in this letter. If you are a re-enrolling student and only have a non-SEPA bank account, you can pay the tuition fees in full via bank transfer or issue a paper authorisation. You can pick up the form for doing so at the student desk.

If Saxion does not receive your payment in time, your enrolment is at risk. If we are forced to cancel your enrolment due to non-payment, you will also lose your right to a scholarship.

If the registered address of your bank is in the Netherlands, you will have the option in Studielink to appoint someone else to pay your tuition fees. 

In that case (or when an employer is going to pay your fees) you must issue the authorisation yourself through Studielink and pay the tuition fees yourself. Subsequently, you can settle the payment with the other party.   

If you want to make a payment, always mention your student number in the payment.

  • Bachelor, Associate degree and Master: 
    NL54 RABO 0129 6240 63, BIC RABONL2U
  • Saxion NEXT: 
    NL86 RABO 0314 5434 14, BIC RABONL2U
  • International Students:
    NL35 RABO 0377 7114 11, BIC RABONL2U

Further information or questions

Would you like more information or do you have any questions? Saxion International Office will assist you and/or point you in the right direction.