Wetenschap - 13 juni 2002

Research fee goes down but tuition fees rise

Research fee goes down but tuition fees rise

The decision to raise tuition fees for international students was taken last Monday during an Executive Board meeting. The new fee has been set provisionally at 4335 euros per year. The other news to emerge from the meeting is that the research fee will be charged separately from the tuition fee.

According to Paul Deneer, head of Student Affairs, the rise is the result of the new Bachelors Masters structure. International students will become regular students and the length of their study will also be extended from the current 18 months to two years. Compared with other countries, and to the extent that it is possible to compare with other Dutch universities, the currently charged tuition fees in Wageningen are low.

The research fee will be reduced by 454 euros to 1815 euros. Previously the research fee could be used for various purposes, but this will change. The research fee will be paid at the start of the study and can only be used for costs linked to the writing of the Masters dissertation, such as travelling to the home country or translation expenses. If the money is not used it will be reimbursed to the student after completing the study.

Esther Tol

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