Before you apply, make sure you know how student finance works. Apply in time, preferably 3 months in advance.
How to apply
- Request a DigiD with SMS verification. With a DigiD you can access online services offered by the Dutch government. You will receive an activation code within 5 days of your request.
- Apply for a personal OV-chipkaart. When you are entitled to student finance, you are allowed to use public transport for free on either weekends or weekdays. The student travel product can only be loaded onto a personal OV-chipkaart.
- Log in to Mijn DUO to apply for student finance. You can only log in with your DigiD.
If you cannot log in to Mijn DUO, you can use a form. For higher vocational education (HBO) or university, use the form Aanvraag studiefinanciering hoger onderwijs voor opleidingen in Nederland. If you are enrolled in secondary vocational education (MBO), use the form Aanvraag studiefinanciering mbo voor opleidingen in Nederland.