The government intends to reinstate the basic grant in higher education (HBO and university) from 1 September 2023. The basic grant is a performance-related grant and will be converted to a gift if you obtain your degree within 10 years. If you don’t, you will have to repay the total amount with interest.
Basic grant amounts
- students living at home: €110.30
- students living away from home: €439.20 (€274.90 basic grant + €164.30 temporary increase because of purchasing power compensation)
- You are enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year in a degree programme in HBO or university, and
- on 1 September 2023, you are still entitled to a student grant in the form of a performance-related grant.
You can see how many months performance-related grant you are still entitled to in Mijn DUO, under ‘Mijn producten’. If you are only entitled to a student travel product, you are no longer entitled to a basic grant.
The reintroduction of the basic grant changes the supplementary grant and the loan. Below are all the student grant amounts from September 2023:
|Living with parents||Living away from home|
|* The basic grant for students living away from home has temporarily been increased by €164.30 a month.|
|Basic grant||€110.30||€439.20 *|
|Supplementary grant maximum||€416||€416|
|Tuition fees loan||€192.83||€192.83|
|Total student finance||€986.10||€1315|
Not yet in notices
The 'Bericht studiefinanciering' notices for 2023 do not yet mention anything about the basic grant for HBO and university from September 2023. That is because the plan for the reinstatement has not yet been finalized.
Once the plans are definitive, students can start applying for the basic grant. This will then take effect as of 1 September 2023. If you qualify for the basic grant, we will notify you in June.
Not yet finalized
The plans are not yet final as they still have to be approved by the Senate. That will probably happen in July.