Tuition fees in higher education will be raised by 212 euros as a result of the high inflation rates. Opposition parties tried to secure a tuition fee freeze, but failed to get a majority.
Door de hoge inflatie stijgt het collegegeld voor universiteiten en hogescholen met 212 euro. Oppositiepartijen wilden het tarief bevriezen, maar kregen vandaag geen meerderheid.
Starting in spring 2022, UT students should be able to spread out the payment of their tuition fees some more. The Executive Board has agreed to accommodate this wish of the University Council, in order to ease the financial stress of students.
Non-EEA students in their final year who aren’t able to finish their study in time because of the corona crisis, receive financial compensation from the UT. If they don’t graduate before 1 September, they will get a maximum of five extra months of only paying the significantly lower statutory tuition fees.
Gleb Podorozhnyy, a student of Creative Technology, started a petition to lower the tuition fees for non-EU students. Due to the corona crisis, education at the UT is entirely online now. ‘I didn’t come to the Netherlands for lessons over Skype.’