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What is student finance

DUO (the Education Executive Agency) pays student finance to eligible students in secondary vocational education (MBO), higher professional education (HBO) and at university (WO). Student finance is funded by the government. Some components of student finance take the form of a loan, which you have to repay.

Attention: Some of the conditions for student finance and some of its components may have changed during the coronavirus pandemic. See the student finance coronavirus measures on the DUO website. If you have any questions, please contact DUO.

Student finance components

Student finance comprises various grants and loans. You can decide for yourself what components you want to apply for. You have to repay the loans.

Can I get student finance?

See whether you are eligible for student finance:

If you are going to study or do an internship abroad

Check what else you need to arrange if you are going to:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.