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

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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)

Wet studiefinanciering 2000, artikel 3.16b

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