How does it affect me?
From 1 September 2023, the basic grant will be reinstated in higher education (HBO and university). And more things will change, also for secondary vocational education (MBO) students. By answering a couple of questions (in Dutch), you will get an impression of what this may mean for you.
Changes in brief
A short summary of the changes
Basic grant reinstated (HBO and uni)
Amounts and conditions for the reinstated basic grant for HBO and university
Purchasing power compensation (VO, MBO, HBO and uni)
Additional money for students and pupils living away from home in 2023-2024
Supplementary grant (HBO and uni)
A supplementary grant, also with higher parental income. Only applies to higher professional and university education.
Compensation for students under student loan system (HBO and uni)
For students in higher professional and university education, who fell under the student loan system and therefore did not receive a basic grant
Money instead of study voucher (HBO and uni)
The first student loan system group will be given money instead of a study voucher
Change for students with disability (HBO and uni)
1 year longer a basic grant for disabled students in higher professional or university education
Additional earnings threshold abolished (MBO)
No cap on earnings to supplement a student grant
35 years to repay student debt (MBO)
Students in secondary vocational education will also be able to repay their student debt in 35 years
Trying for an HBO programme after MBO degree (MBO)
Withdrawing from higher professional education programme within 1 year, without having to repay grant or student travel product