1. How it works
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.
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 eduaction, you can also get a basic grant.
How much is it?
Use the calculator (in Dutch only) to find out how much student finance you can get. Student finance is paid around the 24th of every month.
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.