Before you apply, make sure you know how student finance works. Apply in time, preferably 3 months in advance.
Apply via Mijn DUO
- Apply for a DigiD on digid.nl. With a DigiD you can access online services offered by the Dutch government. You will receive an activation code within 3 working days of your application.
- Apply for a personal oovee-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 oovee-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. The processing time of a form is longer than a digital application.
You can apply for student finance retroactively, to the start of the study year. You will receive a back payment for the months you have missed.