Are you a (prospective) student and mother? Then you may be eligible for benefits, allowances and a financial compensation.
Services such as adjustments in timetables or an adjusted exam locationin relation to pregnancy or maternity can be applied for via the student dean, Judith Kraal. If you would like to use a lactation room or if you need help organising your studies, please contact the study advisor.
You can receive four months of financial compensation to compensate for study delay due to pregnancy. Look for the conditions in the ‘Profileringsfonds’ Regulations.
Judith Kraal, Student dean
For more information about allowances such as rent allowance, childcare allowance (please note that you are only eligible for this if you study or work in the Netherlands), etc., please contact the Belastingdienst (tax authorities). You can turn to Dienst Uitvoering Onderwjis (DUO) for single parent allowance. You can get an allowance if you do not have a partner and you are the caretaker of a child younger than 18 years.
Belastingdienst (only in Dutch)
Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (only in Dutch)
Municipality of Maastricht (only in Dutch)
Studying with a child (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, only in Dutch)
Do you want to share your experiences?
Would you like to contact other studying mothers to exchange experiences and tips? Please contact studentendecanen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
Website studying mothers
The Studying Mothers Foundation (Stichting Studerende Moeders) is a knowledge platform for and by studying mothers. On the their website you will find useful information about combining your study with having a child. Are you interested in the Smart Mama Coach programme? You can participate with a discount. Please contact studentendecanen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl. For more information, see: https://studerendemoeders.nl/smart-mama-coachprogramma/