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Dutch student loan system

Dutch student loan system

Effective from 1 September 2015, a new student loan system in the Netherlands will replace the old system of grants and loans.

New system of student loans

In 2015, the Dutch Parliament passed a new student finance bill. The new system of student loans will replace the old system of grants and loans, and applies to all students who will start their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree on, or after, 1 September 2015. For students who enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's programme before that date, a transitional arrangement may apply.  

Student finance for international students