Reduction of study financing hours requirement for EU students

9. January 2024

When students from an EU+ Member State (EU, EEA or Switzerland) study in the Netherlands, they may be entitled to study funding from DUO under certain conditions. To qualify for the study funding, students, or their parents or partner, must work in the Netherlands. At first, this was 56 hours per month, but from 1 September 2023, this hours standard has been lowered to 32 hours per month. If one works less than 32 hours per month in the Netherlands, there is in principle no right to study financing. However, students may still be eligible for study financing if they work in the Netherlands for 6 months or more for at least 24 hours per month.

More information on the conditions for study financing can be found on the DUO website:

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