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 2019-2020 is:

EEA national € 2,078
non-EEA national € 15,450
students holding a Dutch MSc degree € 15,450


Tinbergen Institute recognizes that talented students who already earned a Dutch master degree may be discouraged by the high tuition fee. Under certain conditions, TI will offer financial assistance to these students.


In the PhD phase no tuition fees are charged.