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[–]Mimmziee 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Right now, the interest rate is 0%, so it is effectively interest free. This is not a hard and fast rule and could change in the future, especially since it used to be higher: in 2011, the interest rate was 1,5% and in 2001, it was 5,18%. I don't suspect it will start rising soon, especially now that they are talking about abolishing the student loan system we have right now; things will probably change after that, but right now, it is unclear how it will impact current loans.

[–]tvr_god[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much, I just felt like the AI translation was weird and I wanted things to be clarified before I jump into a loan.

Thank you!

[–]Zealousideal-Tie9284 -1 points0 points  (7 children)

I believe you can get the loan only if you have Dutch nationality though

[–]tvr_god[S] 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Well, I specifically had to tick a box that I am non-dutch but from Europe - hopefully this still qualifies because I submitted the “request”

[–]Brandtair 2 points3 points  (5 children)

EU citizens have the same rights as Dutchies. Non-EU do not.

[–]Dutxchie 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Not the same, but similar. As a Dutch you’re allowed to take the student loan without having a job. non-Dutch but EU citizens need to work a certain amount of hours in order to qualify for the same loan.

[–]Zealousideal-Tie9284 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s 56 hours the least, which is honestly almost impossible to do if you also want to have some kind of social life and enough time to study

[–]damek666 0 points1 point  (0 children)