Pay tuition for secondary vocational (MBO) or adult general secondary (VAVO) programme

Are you taking a secondary vocational (MBO) programme? Are you 18 or older? If so, you must pay tuition. This also applies for some adult general secondary (VAVO) programmes. You only pay tuition for full-time studies.

Last updated on 3 June 2021

How to pay tuition

If you need to pay tuition, you will receive an automated message from the education executive agency (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, DUO). After this, you can pay the tuition in a lump sum. If you would prefer instalments, you may request a payment plan (in Dutch) from DUO.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on tuition and course fees

Decree implementing the Law on tuition and course fees 2000

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