Student Finance

The Dutch government provides a student finance system for students who are under 30 and enrolled in full-time degree programme (Bachelor’s or Master’s).

To be eligible for student finance, students must either be a Dutch national or have the same rights as Dutch nationals.
If not, they may still qualify for a tuition fees loan or a lifelong learning credit.

If international students with the nationality of an EU/EEA member state are enrolled at the Royal Conservatoire for a Bachelor's or Master's programme, then they may be entitled to student finance (studiefinanciering) on the same basis as Dutch students.
Whether international students qualify for student finance depends on their age, study programme and nationality or residency status.

International students of the Royal Conservatoire who need assistance with their application for student finance can contact the Student Counsellor.

For more information on student finance, visit DUO: Student finance.

If students fail to meet the nationality requirements for regular student finance, they may still qualify for a limited funding towards payment of their study fees: a tuition fees loan (collegegeldkrediet). Students must be under 30 and come from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.

For more information on a tuition fees loan, visit DUO: Tuition fees loan.

Another alternative option for students who are no longer eligible for regular student finance is lifelong learning credit (levenlanglerenkrediet). Students must be younger than 56 and their tuition fees should not be paid or reimbursed in full by anyone else or by an organisation, such as their employer.

For more information on lifelong learning credit, visit DUO: Lifelong learning credit.