Dutch Student Finance

Students who are enrolled in a regular, full-time degree programme (i.e. a programme that is part of the regular Dutch higher education system and is financed by the Dutch government) may, depending on their nationality or residence permit, be eligible for Dutch student finance.

Dutch student finance consists of three components: a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan. Everyone who is entitled to student finance receives a student travel product. Additionally you can apply for a supplementary grant and a loan. You can also apply for a loan for the payment of your tuition fee.

Type
Loan
Eligible countries or regions
All EU/EEA countries
Conditions

For EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age, you are eligible if you are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. 
Please note: it's not necessary to work at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands to receive a loan.

For more information about requirements, and to check your elegibility with their Nationality Chart, please visit the DUO website.

Tuition Fees Loan

If you are not eligible for Dutch student finance and you are an EEA national or you come from Switzerland you may still be eligible for a loan towards the payment of your tuition fees. For more information about this please consult the DUO tuition fees loan page.

How to apply

For more information about requirements, and to check your elegibility with their Nationality Chart, please visit the DUO website.