If students from an EU/EEA member state are offered a place at the Royal Conservatoire and are either in paid employment in the Netherlands for a minimum of 56 hours a month, or have already been living in the Netherlands for at least five years without long-term interruption, then they may be entitled to Dutch student finance (studiefinanciering) on the same basis as a Dutch national.

Please note that as of 1 September 2015, the student finance system in the Netherlands has changed. The most important change is the abolition of a basic grant. Instead, students can apply for a loan.

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. Students must be under 30 and come from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.

For further information, including the documents required to support such an application and payment amounts, visit the website of DUO.

Contact details of DUO
Postbus 50103
+31 50 599 7755