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Municipality of Nijmegen: applying for study benefit for students with a disability

Please note: you can apply for a studietoeslag (study benefit) only if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

The following conditions apply:

  • You are 15 years of age or older.
  • You are registered with the municipality of Nijmegen.
  • You do not receive Wajong benefits, which are benefits under the Wet arbeidsongeschiktheidsvoorziening jonggehandicapten (Law on the provision of incapacity benefit to disabled young people).
  • You receive student finance under the Wet op de studiefinanciering – WSF (Student Finance Act) or a contribution on the basis of the Wet tegemoetkoming onderwijsbijdrage en schoolkosten – WTOS (Fees and Educational Expenses (Allowances) Act).
  • You are fundamentally unable to earn an income alongside your studies due to illness or infirmity.

  • letter or email in which you describe why you cannot work alongside your studies. You may also have this letter or email written by your parent(s) or your supervisor;
  • statement from your study supervisor, social worker or the UWV stating that you cannot work alongside your studies;
  • proof of registration of your study programme;
  • proof that you are entitled to student finance (WSF2000) or the student allowance (WTOS);
  • if you are doing an internship: proof of the amount of your internship allowance.

Please call +31 24 329 90 00 to ask how you can apply.

Study benefit amounts

The amount of the study benefit depends on your age. These are the statutory amounts per month:

  • 21 years of age and over: € 300.00;
  • 20 years of age: € 240.00;
  • 19 years of age: € 180.00;
  • 18 years of age: € 150.00;
  • 17 years of age: € 118.50;
  • 16 years of age: € 103.50;
  • 15 years of age: € 90.00.

Your application will be processed in 8 weeks.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Nijmegen

Last updated on 24 April 2024