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Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) is, among other things, responsible for the distribution of Dutch student grants.

DUO can provide financial support to international students as well, through grants or loans.

Scholarship value

  • Loan
  • Supplementary grant (depending on parental income)
  • Student travel product
  • Tuition fees (loan)

Please note: You always have to pay back the loan. The student travel product and supplementary grant are converted into a gift if you graduate within 10 years. Otherwise you will have to repay them as well.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Application requirements

You must:

  • have been living in the Netherlands for 5 consecutive years or more. Or if you (or your non-Dutch parent or partner) are working in the Netherlands for at least 56 hours per month.
    • Do you not have the nationality of an EU/EEA-country or Switzerland? Then you still qualify for student finance if you have a residence permit type II, III or IV. Check the Nationality chart for more information.
  • be under the age of 30 when you apply
  • registered in full-time or dual education for an accredited course at a funded or recognized institute of higher education or university. Take a course in the Netherlands that qualifies for an allowance or a grant.
  • have a citizen service number (in Dutch: burgerservicenummer) in the Netherlands
  • have a bank account, other than a savings account, in the Netherlands

Please note: Exchange students are not eligible for a tuition grant.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

At least one month before first payment.

How to apply

DUO Tuition and Course Grant
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