It takes some time to arrange a student travel product. Therefore do not wait too long to apply.
What do you need?
- DigiD: in order to apply you will need a DigiD. With a DigiD you can access online services offered by the Dutch government.
- personal OV-chipkaart: the student travel product can only be loaded onto a personal OV-chipkaart ('public transport card').
Applying for the student travel product
- First apply for student finance. If you apply for student finance, you automatically apply for the student travel product as well. If you do not want to take out a loan, you can indicate this during your application.
- Wait for the studentenreisproduct.nl welcome letter. You will receive this letter 6 weeks before your student travel product comes into effect. If you are late in applying, you will receive the letter within 1 week after your application
- Link your student travel product to your personal OV-chipkaart. We call this 'koppelen'. The procedure will be explained in the studentenreisproduct.nl welcome letter.
- Go to a pick-up device to upload the student travel product onto your OV-chipkaart. Your travel product becomes available to pick up 2 weeks before you are eligible for student finance.
Studying at MBO level
If you are studying at MBO level, you have to be 18 for student finance. Are you younger than 18? Then it is possible to apply for the student travel product separately via Mijn DUO.