International internships can be expensive. Fortunately, there are all manner of strategies to minimise the costs.
Retention of your DUO student grant and/or reimbursement of student public transport support
It is often possible to retain your DUO student grant during your stay abroad. Visit the DUO website for the terms and conditions.
You can generally be reimbursed for the months that you were unable to use your student public transport card (Studenten OV-chipkaart) in the Netherlands. Visit the DUO website for further information.
Be sure to finalise all arrangements with DUO at least two months prior to departure.
Erasmus: If you complete your internship in an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey, you may be eligible for an Erasmus grant, which is designed to defray the travel expenses and the costs of living abroad. Visit this for further information.
If you are looking for a public/private fund for financial support to cover the costs of living abroad, visit www.wilweg.nl. Click here if you have already found a potential fund and require a letter of recommendation from the student counsellor as part of your application.