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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 .


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

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

Check if you are eligible

You are eligible for the compensation if you have used up your last month of basic grant or supplementary grant (over €0) and you can therefore only borrow. Want to know if this applies to you?

  1. Log in to Mijn DUO.
  2. Go to ‘Mijn producten’.
  3. Under ‘Studiefinanciering’ you will see the remaining number of months for the basic grant or suplementary grant. Does it say 0? Then you meet this condition.

Log in to Mijn DUOwith DigiD


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. The amount for the basic grant (only MBO), however, will be paid to you straight away.

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.

Last month of grant Notice Payment
June 2020 - September 2020 September 2020 15 September 2020
October 2020 - April 2021 17 June 2021 2 July 2021
May 2021 - July 2021 8 September 2021 1 October 2021
August 2021 - October 2021 8 December 2021 24 December 2021
November 2021 - December 2021 9 February 2022 4 March 2022
January 2022 - March 2022 16 May 2022 3 June 2022
April 2022 - July 2022 7 September 2022 30 September 2022
I didn't receive a notice

Should you have had a notice, according to the table? Please contact us.

I'm moving abroad

Register your new address in Mijn DUO. Also install and activate the DigiD app Link opent externe pagina before you leave the country. Then you are able to log in to Mijn DUO everywhere and will not miss the notice.

Do you not have student finance and does DUO not have your address? Then make sure that you inform your municipality Link opent externe pagina of your address abroad before you leave the country.


Did you get your last month of grant in the period from June up to and including September 2020? Then you already received the compensation in September. 

Did you get your last month of grant in the period from October 2020 up to and including April 2021? Then you will receive a notice at the end of June. You will receive the compensation on 2 July. 

If you got your last month of grant after April 2021, then you will receive the money later. We will state the payment dates here, as soon as we know them.

You will receive the compensation on the same bank account number as your student finance. If you would like to change this, you can do so in Mijn DUO, under 'Mijn gegevens'.

The compensation cannot be offset against debts. Do you want to use the compensation to pay your debt? Then you can transfer the money yourself.


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