Income requirements study

Last update: 28 May 2022

You are going to study in the Netherlands. For this residence permit you have to show you have sufficient money to live and study in the Netherlands. On this page you will read how much money you need to have and how to show this.

The amount you need to have, is called study norm

The study norm equals the amount Dutch students receive in study benefit when they are living in a dorm. The amount does not include school or college fees. The amount changes every year on 1 January. Check the study norm.

Show income every study year

Each study year you will have to show your income. Your educational institution will ask you to prove your income. You should have sufficient money to live and study in the Netherlands for 12 months. The educational institution will ask you to fill out the form:

You can show your income in different ways

You will now read 6 ways to show sufficient income. You should prove your income with documents. These documents should be in Dutch, English, German or French. Is this not the case? Then you should have the documents translated.

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  • You have the money on your own bank account

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  • You deposit money on the account of your educational institution

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  • You receive a scholarship

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  • You receive funds from a company

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  • You receive money from a person abroad

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  • You receive money from someone in the Netherlands

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