Subsidy application

As is often the case health insurance can be a pricey burden on your income. However the Dutch Tax office offers a benefit to people who don’t earn more money than the certain limit per year. Most students fall within this category, making it likely that you will be able to receive this subsidy. These health benefits (Zorgtoeslag) can be applied for by anyone living in the Netherlands and are a form of monthly benefits that cover most if not all of your monthly health insurance costs. In order to check if you are eligible please consult this website.

Download our guidance document below which shows you all the necessary steps for applying for the health insurance subsidy. Please take into account that you need to have a DigiD account to apply for health insurance in this way.

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If you need off-line help with filling out an application or finding specific information, you can turn to the International Service Desk (given that you are a student at UM). We collaborate closely and one of our colleagues will welcome you and assist you at the reception of the Student Services Center (SSC, located at Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211KL, Maastricht) from Monday to Friday from 13.00 until 17.00. If you are not a student at UM step by the Holland Expat Centre South. They help every international in the Maastricht Region with all kind of issues.