In the master phase of the program a tuition fee is charged to all students. Tuition fees are due until all MPhil examinations, including the MPhil thesis, are passed. The tuition fees are determined annually by the Dutch government and the universities.

The annual tuition fee for the academic year 2018-2019 is:

EEA national € 2,060
non-EEA national € 15,000
students holding a Dutch MSc degree € 15,000


Tinbergen Institute recognizes that talented students who already earned a Dutch master degree may be discouraged by the high tuition fee. Therefore these students are eligible to apply for a TI scholarship.


In the PhD phase no tuition fees are charged.