Pay course fees for secondary vocational education (MBO) or adult education (VAVO) programme

For some middelbaar beroepsonderwijs – MBO (secondary vocational education)  and voortgezet algemeen volwassenenonderwijs – VAVO (adult education)  programmes, you must pay cursusgeld (course fees). This is separate from lesgeld (tuition fees) which are paid to Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs – DUO (education implementation service).

Last updated on 6 June 2023

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When do I pay course fees?

You pay course fees if you are 18 years or older at the beginning of your academic year. And if you enroll in:

Course fee to be paid to institution

You pay course fees to the institution where you take the programme.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Les- en cursusgeldwet

Uitvoeringsbesluit Les- en cursusgeldwet 2000

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