If you are enrolled in university, or in higher or secondary vocational education, you can apply for student finance. You must be a Dutch national or have the same rights. This means non-Dutch can also apply for student finance.
Do you fail to meet the nationality criteria for student finance? Then you may still qualify for a tuition fee loan.
Your eligibility depends on your nationality or residency status, your age and your course.
Student finance for higher education comprises 4 components: a regular loan, a student travel product, a supplementary grant and a tuition fee loan. If you follow a course in secondary vocational education, you can also get a basic grant.
How much is it?
Gift or loan
You always have to pay back the loan. The student travel product and grant are converted into a gift if you graduate within 10 years. Otherwise you have to repay those as well.