Request student allowance for secondary education

If you are in secondary education and are between 18 and 30 years of age, you may be eligible for a student allowance. This is a sum of money that you can use for expenses such as purchasing books.

Last updated on 11 October 2022

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Conditions for student allowance

To receive a student allowance, you must meet the following conditions: 

  • you are in a full-time secondary education programme
  • you are in a full-time secondary programme for special education
  • you are in a full-time secondary programme for voortgezet algemeen volwassenenonderwijs – VAVO (adult education)

For the conditions for the allowance (in Dutch), please visit the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs – DUO (education implementation service) website.

Request student allowance

You apply to DUO for the allowance. Please use the Aanvraag tegemoetkoming scholieren application form (in Dutch). You may also be eligible for an aanvullende beurs of toelage addtiional allowance (in Dutch). This depends on your parents’ income.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

The Education Allowance Act, paragraph 4.2

Regulation on education allowances

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