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Corona measure: compensation for loss of grant

Haven’t you finished your studies yet, but have you used up all of your months of basic grant and supplementary grant? One measure to help students during the Covid restrictions, is the compensation for the loss of your grant .


  • You are doing MBO level 3 or 4, HBO or university.
  • Your last month of basic grant or supplementary grant (over €0) was in the period from June 2020 to August 2023.

After your last month with a basic grant or supplementary grant, you can only borrow.


You will receive the compensation on a one-off basis. The amount depends on your grant. If you were entitled to a supplementary grant in the last month, you will receive more than if you only received a basic grant.

Your grant Your compensation
MBO basic grant €800
MBO supplementary grant €1,200
MBO basic grant and supplementary grant €2,000
HBO or university supplementary grant €1,500
My supplementary grant hasn't been calculated yet

We will wait till your supplementary grant has been calculated. Are you entitled to the supplementary grant? Then the compensation will be paid to you afterwards. 

Do you want to speed up the process of calculating your supplementary grant? Use the tool (in Dutch only) to see what you can do.

Notice and payment

You don't need to apply for the compensation. If you qualify for it, DUO will send you a notice automatically.


The compensation is a gift. You don't have to pay it back.