You are receiving Wajong
If you become fully and permanently incapacitated for work during your diploma period and you become entitled to Wajong (young disabled persons benefit), you can ask us to convert your performance grant into a gift. You can submit this application without the involvement of a student counsellor or study advisor.
Withdrawing during the 1st year of your programme
If you withdraw during the 1st year of your programme at a university or HBO (higher vocational education), you may not need to apply for conversion of your performance grant. Check first whether you can take advantage of the 1st of February scheme or 1st of September scheme.
Consequences for your student finance
You are following an MBO programme
If your application is approved, your grant and travel product will be converted into a gift.
You are studying at university or HBO
If your application is approved, we will convert your travel product and performance grant into a gift. Suppose that you first completed an MBO programme before embarking on a programme at university or HBO, or vice versa. In that case we take the moment you became entitled to Wajong (young disabled persons benefit) as a basis for determining for which study programme or programmes we will convert the performance grant.
Student counsellor or study advisor
Notify your study programme as soon as possible if you fall behind with your studies or there is a risk that you will drop out. If you are studying at university or HBO (higher vocational education), contact the student counsellor (‘studentendecaan’). MBO (secondary vocational education) students should contact their study advisor. If you are receiving Wajong (young disabled persons benefit), the student counsellor or study advisor is not needed to apply for conversion of your performance grant. However, the student counsellor or study advisor can help you to limit or catch up on any study delay.