Request a lifelong learning loan

Do you want to take a programme, but are not entitled to student financing? Such as because you are over 30 years of age? If so, you may be eligible for a loan. You can use this to pay your tuition. This is called the ‘lifelong learning loan’ (levenlanglerenkrediet).

Last updated on 31 May 2021

Conditions for the lifelong learning loan

You must meet certain conditions for a lifelong learning loan. You must be taking a full-time or part-time programme at a college or university, for instance. Or a full-time secondary vocational (MBO) programme in the school-based track (BOL). The website of the education executive agency (DUO) gives the conditions (in Dutch) for this.

Request a lifelong learning loan

You may apply for a lifelong learning loan (in Dutch) from DUO.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

The Student Finance Act 2000, article 3.16b

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