Financing your studies
There are various sources of funding for Maastricht University students. Let’s take a closer look at two of them:
- Loans and maintenance grants
Loans and maintenance grants
If you are under 30 and are enrolled in full-time or dual higher education, you can apply for financial support from the Dutch government. You must be a Dutch national or have the same rights, which depends on your residence permit or your nationality.
If you qualify, you can get a basic monthly maintenance grant as well as a public transport pass. Check the website of DUO for details.
You always have to pay back the loan. The public transport pass and supplementary grant are converted into a gift if you graduate within 10 years. Otherwise you have to repay those as well.
You are entitled to 7 years of student finance for a 4-year degree programme. The supplementary grant is awarded the first 4 years of your studies, and the student travel pass is valid for up to 5 years.
Maastricht University offers various scholarships for students. Check our scholarship page.