The basic grant depends on your living situation. If you are living on your own, the grant is higher than if you live at home. The basic grant does not have to be paid back if you obtain your diploma within 10 years. As a non-Dutch citizen, you are eligible if you meet one of the following conditions:
You may be eligible for student finance (provided by the Dutch government to students in higher education) if you meet the following requirements:
- You are under the age of 30
- You are registered as a full-time or dual student in the Netherlands
- You hold a Dutch passport or have similar rights depending on nationality or residence permit
- You have lived in the Netherlands for at least 5 consecutive years or be employed for at least 32 hours a month
You can decide how much you want to receive each month (up to the maximum possible amount). How much you receive each month depends on your parents' income.
More information about eligibility