24 May 2021

Financial compensation from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for delayed graduates

The temporary corona scheme for students in mbo, hbo and wo is extended until August this year. Students whose studies are delayed because of the corona measures and who graduate between February 2021 and the end of August 2021 will receive a contribution towards their study costs. In addition, all students whose right to a basic grant and/or supplementary grant expires between October 2020 and the end of August 2021 will receive a financial contribution. For students in higher education, the financial contribution is € 535.

Please note

You do not have to apply for the financial contribution towards your study costs yourself. If you are entitled to it, you will automatically receive a notification from DUO. Did you graduate before 1 February 2021? If so, you should have already received a notification. If you pass your degree at a later date, you will receive another notification.

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