Support for studies

A new stage in life can and should excite you but you shouldn't be scared of it! You will have access to many kinds of support and help during your studies, which is designed to ensure that everything will go as planned.

Vocational school teaching is free as are most of the tools required. However, you will have to buy the textbooks and tools required for the occupation, which will remain at your disposal after the studies finish.

All vocational school students will be provided with a free meal every study day, since no one has the energy to study on an empty stomach. Health care is also free. As a student, you also have the opportunity to receive a school transport subsidy, student financial aid and housing supplement. Find out about your rights!

Immigrants have their own support system designed to assist in their studies; for example, if their language skills need to be worked on.

Vocational special education is meant for students requiring special teaching arrangements or student welfare services due to a handicap, illness, arrestedd development or for some other reason.

However, if everything does not go according to plan, mental health services are available.

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