Information about the ‘Student Loan’ system for Dutch and EU students
Dutch student loan system (also for EU, European Space and Swiss students)
In 2015, a new student loan system in the Netherlands replaced the old system of grants and loans. On 20 January 2015, the Dutch Senate approved the legislative proposal ‘Loans for students in higher education’, thereby clearing the way for the introduction of a new student loan system in the bachelor’s and master’s degree phases.
Working in the Netherlands for EU Students
You are free to work as many hours as you like alongside your studies. Your employer does not need to have a work permit for you. The type of job can vary from working in manufacturing industries, cleaning companies or restaurants/bars, etc.
Housing Rental Subsidy
When you live in the Netherlands in an independent living space you are entitled to a partly compensation of the rental costs.
Health Care Insurance Subsidy
If you have a job in the Netherlands, you are required to have basic Dutch Health Insurance. Depending on the provider, this will cost between €120 and €150 per month.
As a student with a minimum income you are entitled to a compensation for these costs. E.g. a person with a yearly income of €3,200 will receive around €70 from the tax office.