Every year, the level of legal tuition fees is determined by the government. The Minister of Education granted the Rietveld Academie the distinctive feature of 'small-scale and intensive education'. This means we are allowed to ask for higher tuition fees in order to keep the education small-scale and intensive.
Please note: Students from Ukraine who are already studying at our academy may pay the statutory fee for 2023-2024 instead of the (higher) institutional fee for NON-EU students. We make this exception only for students from Ukraine already studying at our academy and not for new students.
In addition to the legal tuition fee, we also have an institutional fee. Like the legal tuition fee, this fee is also increased annually. This institutional fee is paid by students who have already obtained a bachelor's and/or master's degree in the Netherlands or students with a non-European (NON EEA) passport. This fee is higher than the legal tuition fee because we do not receive government funding for these students. This institutional fee does not cover the costs incurred by the academy for these students.
The costs associated with the study programmes depend on the department you are studying. During the Basicyear the study costs are lower than the costs in later years. Allow for at least €800-€1100 additional costs per year for materials and excursions , in addition to the annual fees.
Halving of higher education tuition fees for first-year students
From the academic year 2018-2019 until the academic year 2023-2024, the Dutch government has halved the tuition fees for specific groups of first-year students in higher education. More information can be found on the Dutch government website.
STAP budget for training and development
When you start your first year in September 2023 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie you can make use of the STAP budget. You can apply for a reimbursement of up to € 1000,- per year to use for training. This allowance replaces the tax deduction for study costs in the income tax. Read more.