Applying for education allowance for part-time secondary students or adult education students (VAVO)

Are you in part-time VMBO-tl, HAVO, VWO or VAVO education, and 18 years of age or older? Then you may be eligible for an education allowance.

Last updated on 6 June 2023

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Conditions for education allowance for part-time students

You must meet certain conditions for an education allowance. For instance, you must be in a part-time programme of at least 270 course minutes per week. If you are doing correspondence courses, you must be taking at least 2 subjects. You will find all of the conditions (in Dutch) on the website of the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs – DUO (education implementation service).

Request education allowance for part-time students

You can apply to DUO for the allowance. Please use the Aanvraag tegemoetkoming deeltijders (in Dutch) application form.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Wet tegemoetkoming onderwijsbijdrage en schoolkosten, paragraaf 5.1.2

Regeling tegemoetkoming onderwijsbijdrage en schoolkosten

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