Academic Pre-Bachelor Tilburg University costs

Costs Academic Pre-Bachelor

If you have refugee status and you are or in the process of becoming a client of UAF, you are only required to pay the fees for Civic Integration components. The personal contribution is €3.750 plus the costs for the civic integration exams and you can pay from your DUO loan.

If you would like or are required to meet the Civic Integration requirements, you can request a DUO loan. This loan allows you to purchase language courses or exam training sessions for up to a maximum of € 10,000. If you have asylum status, you are not required to pay back the loan after receiving your Civic Integration certificate.  

Conditions for use of the DUO loan

The Pre-Bachelor of Tilburg University is administered by the Language Center. The Tilburg University Language Center is audited by Blik op Werk. You can pay the amount € 3.750 plus the costs for the civic integration exams from your DUO loan. 

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for payment of your Civic Integration fees with a DUO loan: 

  • Proof of available funds amounting to € 3,750 from your DUO loan for Civic Integration. You can provide a recent letter from DUO which states the amount you can borrow. 
  • No previous registration for the various components of the Civic Integration exam; you will take the Dutch State Exam, program II, the Knowledge of Dutch Society exam and the Orientation to the Dutch Labor Market exam on dates determined by Tilburg University. 


The fees will be invoiced by Tilburg University in three installments in September, December and February. If it emerges that we are not able to invoice the fees to DUO at any time during the Pre-Bachelor's year, you will be invoiced directly.