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

For certain courses in middelbaar beroepsonderwijs – MBO (secondary vocational education) or voortgezet algemeen volwassenenonderwijs – VAVO (adult education), you pay lesgeld (tuition fees).

Last updated on 6 June 2023

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When you need to pay tuition fees

You pay tuition fees if you are 18 years or older on 1 august at the beginning of an academic year. And you are taking 1 of the following courses:

  • a full-time course under the beroepsopleidende leerweg – BOL (school based pathway) in an MBO (secondary vocational education) programme;
  • a full-time VAVO (adult education) course.

How to pay tuition fees

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

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Les- en cursusgeldwet

Uitvoeringsbesluit Les- en cursusgeldwet 2000

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