Being a full-time student costs money. If you are not Dutch but you live
in the Netherlands, then it is possible to qualify for Dutch student
finance in certain situations, depending on your residence permit or
Nationality from an EU member state:
If you have the nationality of an EU/EEA-country or Switzerland, you
qualify for student finance if you have been living in the Netherlands
for five or more consecutive years.
Have you not yet been living in the Netherlands for that long? You may
still qualify for student finance if you are working in the Netherlands
for at least 56 hours per month. This also applies if your parent or
partner is working in the Netherlands, on the condition that he or she
has the nationality of an EU member state as well.
If you do not have the Dutch nationality, you can qualify for student
finance if you have a residence permit type II, type III or type IV. If
you have a residence permit type I, your entitlement to student finance
depends on the reason or restriction stated on your residence permit.
If you do not have a residence permit yet, you should nevertheless apply
for student finance. The moment the IND issues you with a residence
permit, you can request DUO to assess your application anew.
Fail to meet requirements:
Do you fail to meet the nationality requirements? But are you under 30
and do you come from an EU/EEA-country or Switzerland? Then you may be
eligible for limited funding, namely a loan tuition fee or contribution
for course fees.