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

If you are in part-time secondary education, or secondary education or adult education (VAVO), and you are 18 years of age or older, you may be eligible for an education allowance.

Last updated on 3 June 2021

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 two subjects. You will find all of the conditions (in Dutch) on the website of the Education Executive Agency (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, DUO).

Request education allowance for part-time students

You apply to DUO for the allowance. Please use the Part-time student allowance application form (in Dutch).

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Education Allowance Act, Section 5.1.2

Regulation on education allowances

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