Date of publication: 2017
Grants - note: 66 % degree students receive student financial support
Need-based grant (euro): min 558 - most common 4846 - max 6660
Merit-based grant (euro): -
Student grantsOnly full-time students are eligible for student support. The maximum annual aid is EUR 11 260.32. A common
amount is EUR 8445.24 (of which EUR 3 600 is a student loan).
Study grants (SG), which require the completion of an average 60 credits per year, are universal for a maximum of
64 months. Amounts depend on age and whether the student lives with parent(s). Typically, for students over
18 years living on their own the maximum is EUR 336.79. For students under 20 years living with their parents, the
typical range is between EUR 62-163.80 per month.
A housing supplement (HS) covers 80 % of the rent for students living independently, with a maximum of
EUR 201.60/month. HS aims to match support to need (i.e. less support to students with lower housing costs).
SG and HS are typically available for nine months only if the student's income, which may be earned at any time
during the calendar year, is below EUR 11 850/year.
LoansStudent loans of EUR 400/month are government guaranteed. Students who graduate within the target time can
be entitled to tax deduction (30 %, for studies that started prior to 1 August 2014) or compensation (40 %, for
studies that started on 1 August 2014 or after). Repayment of student loan usually starts 1.5-2 years after
graduation and has to be completed in usually double study time. Interest rates and conditions are agreed with the
student and the bank.