Convert a performance grant into a gift if entitled to youth occupational disability benefits (Wajong)

If you are taking a programme and will obtain your diploma within the 10-year graduation period, you do not need to repay your performance loan. This turns the grant into a gift. If you have become fully and permanently occupationally disabled and are entitled to receive youth occupational disability benefits (Wajong) during the graduation period, then you may be eligible to convert your performance grant into a gift. This is called the ‘Wajong performance grant provision’ (Voorziening prestatiebeurs bij Wajong).

Last updated on 3 June 2021

Impact of Wajong on student financing

Please visit to read about the impact of Wajong entitlement on your student financing (in Dutch).

Request conversion of a performance grant into a gift

You can apply for the Wajong performance grant provision (in Dutch) from DUO.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

The Student Finance Act 2000, articles 4.13 and 5.15

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