Do you want to do a degree programme at higher professional education (HBO) level after obtaining your diploma in secondary vocational education (MBO)? You will get 1 year to try out the degree programme. If you withdraw from the degree programme within the 1st year, the basic grant, the supplementary grant and the student travel product will be converted into a gift. So you won’t have to repay them if you decide you don’t like the degree programme.
- After your MBO education, you continue on to a HBO course.
- You first received a student grant for a higher professional education degree programme on or after 1 September 2023.
- You discontinue your student grant in the 1st year of the student grant:
- If your student grant starts from 1 September 2023, you must discontinue your student grant no later than 31 August 2024. You will not be able to apply for another student grant for higher education until 1 February 2025.
- If your student grant starts from 1 February 2024, you must discontinue your student grant no later than 31 January 2025. You will not be able to apply for another student grant for higher education until 1 September 2025.
The change takes effect on 1 September 2023.
You don’t need to apply for changing your grant to a gift. We will automatically do that for you if you meet the conditions and discontinue your student grant on time.