Please note: specialisations can fall under the same bachelor’s or master’s study programme. In that case, both of the study programmes have the same ISAT code (according to the croho-register) and therefore don’t count as two separate study programmes. If that's the case, when you continue with one of the programmes after finishing the other one, you have to pay the (higher) institutional tuition fee. You can check whether this applies to the programmes you wish to study by comparing the ISAT-codes of the programmes on this website of DUO.
*The field of health sciences consists of, amongst others, the programmes of Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences, Movement Sciences, Health and Life Sciences.
Statutory tuition fee or institutional tuition fee?
Sarah has the Dutch nationality and is studying towards her bachelor’s degree, which means she has to pay the statutory tuition fee. In July 2018, Sarah follows the last course of her bachelor’s degree programme. However, Sarah decides to postpone her application for graduation until September 2018. Meanwhile, Sarah applies for a second bachelor’s degree programme and starts in September 2018. Sarah also applies for graduation for her first bachelor’s degree in September 2018. After six weeks, the Examination Board approves her application for graduation and determines her graduation date. The graduation date will be the 15th of July 2018. She graduates with retroactive effect based on her last passed course. The Central Student Desk notifies her that the paid tuition fee for her second bachelor’s degree programme is not sufficient as of September 1st 2018. She has to pay the institutional tuition fee. Because Sarah graduates on the 15th of July, she officially holds a bachelor’s degree on September 1st. The law for a second degree applies here and therefore the regulation on parallel studies does not apply for Sarah.