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
  • Scholarships

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.


For a complete overview of scholarships available in the Netherlands, please see the Study in Holland Grantfinder. Dutch students looking to fund their studies abroad should consult the WilWeg Beursopener.

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