DUO student loan

Inburgering costs money. Pay your course with your DUO student loan; this way, you will not have a student debt after your course. Can you borrow money? And how do you request for the loan? We will gladly help you out.

Can I borrow money from DUO

Mandatory inburgering
Did you receive your residence permit after January 1, 2013? Then you have, or you will soon get, a letter from DUO saying that you must take an inburgering course (which includes learning Dutch). You yourself are responsible for your inburgering course. TopTaal does not pay for your inburgering . You can get financial help from the government.

Are you an asylum migrant? Then you can borrow up to € 10,000 for inburgering . If you receive your inburgering diploma within three years, then you do not have to pay back the money you borrowed.

Aren’t you an asylum migrant? Then, you can also borrow money. But, not when your income is too high. You must apply for a personal income statement from you and your partner about 2014 at the Belastingdienst and send it to DUO.

Non-mandatory inburgering
Not obligated to integrate, but want to? Then, you can also borrow money. But, not when your income is too high. It is best to call DUO on the phone. The phone number is (050) 599 96 00.

How do I request for the DUO loan in time?

Make sure to apply for a DUO loan on time. If you apply online via inburgeren.nl it takes 2-3 weeks. If you apply by a letter it takes 6-8 weeks.

Will I receive the money on my bank account?

DUO pays TopTaal for your inburgering course and exam. You’ll not receive the money on your bank account.

How much money can I borrow?

If you request a loan then you will receive a letter. The letter will tell you how much money you can borrow. Every person that must integrate can borrow a maximum of € 10,000.-. You cannot borrow money longer than 3 years. The 3 years begin when TopTaal mails the first invoice to DUO.

Asylum migrants may always loan up to € 10,000. It does not matter what your income is. How much other immigrants may borrow depends on their income. Are you not an asylum migrant? In this case, the more money your earn, the less money you can borrow.

Calculate the amount yourself
The calculation help will show you approximately how much money you can borrow.

When can I start at TopTaal?

If you pay with a DUO loan
We need a letter from DUO addressed to you stating that your loan has been granted or we need a recent letter from DUO showing the status of your loan.

If you pay for your inburgering
You pay before the course starts the whole course fee including lesson materials.

How much money can I borrow?

If you request a loan, you will receive a letter. The letter will tell you how much money you can borrow. Every person that must integrate can borrow a maximum of € 10,000.-. You cannot borrow money longer than 3 years. The 3 years begin when TopTaal mails the first invoice to DUO.

Asylum migrants may always loan up to € 10,000. It does not matter what your income is. How much other immigrants may borrow depends on their income. Are you not an asylum migrant? In this case, the more money your earn, the less money you can borrow.

Calculate the amount yourself
The calculation help will show you approximately how much money you can borrow.

What can you borrow money for?

You can borrow money for the followings courses and exams at TopTaal:

  • Literacy course
  • Inburgering course
  • Inburgeringsexamen
  • NT2 Staatsexamen I course
  • NT2Staatsexamen II course
  • NT2 Staatsexamen I
  • NT2 Staatsexamen II
  • Short vocational course B1
  • Short vocational course B2
  • Perfect Dutch Course
  • Language & Entrepreneurship

*If you have passed your integration program, you can’t borrow money anymore.

You can not derive any rights from the information on this websites. Nor can TopTaal be held liable for any incorrect and/or incomplete information that may appear on this website.

DUO student loan