About to enrol in higher education?
If you are Dutch or have the same rights you may qualify for some of the benefits of being enrolled in higher education. One of the benefits includes free travel with a student travel product!
Your own student travel product
Going to university brings about a lot of changes. You'll be taking up new studies, making new friends, and perhaps even moving into a place of your own. And during certain times of the week, you can travel for free via public transportation with your student travel product. But how do you get one? And when can you travel for free?
Free travel while studying
With your student travel product, you are entitled to travel via public transport for free at certain times of the day or week. Naturally, some conditions apply. For more information, visit the DUO website.
How can you request a student travel product?
Request a student travel product from DUO. Make sure to request it well in advance, because it will take some time to process. Follow the steps described below:
- Purchase a personal OV-chipkaart.
- Request a DigiD with text message verification.
- Log in to Mijn DUO to request your student travel product.
- Link the student travel product to your personal OV-chipkaart in your 'Mijn omgeving Studentenreisproduct'. You can log in using DigiD again. You will receive a confirmation via e-mail.
- Download your student travel product to your personal OV-chipkaart from a ticket machine at an NS-station or another OV-chipkaart service point.
Didn't start your studies
If you have already downloaded your student travel product to your OV-chipkaart, but have decided not to start or continue your studies, you must deactivate the student travel product yourself. This can be arranged easily at any ticket machine. For more information about what to keep in mind when you deactivate your student travel product, please see the DUO website. Please note: you will receive a fine if you do not deactivate it in time.
This video shows how you can deactivate your student travel product.