The grant is calculated on the basis of household income in the second calendar year before the year of application (so 2016 for academic year 2018-2019). In some cases, cadastral income or the deemed rental income of property will also be taken into account. The cadastral income of your own home is exempt from this. You can find more detailed information on this subject on the Ministry's website.
If your household income has fallen since 2016:
Estimated income for 2018 will be taken into account. Do not forget to state on your application form that your household income has fallen.
Note: if there has been a recent change in your household (divorce, death or another change in 2016 or later) or if you are submitting an application as a financially independent student, a married or cohabiting student or a single student the reference year for the grant calculation may be different from the information given above. Request more information from the Office for Student Affairs.
Information for refugees: the reference year for the grant calculation (2016) varies depending your situation. If you were recognised as a refugee in 2017 or 2018, this reference year may be either 2018 or 2019, so it can take longer than a year before you receive the grant (the information about your income must be complete and fully documented). If you are married and your partner is still abroad, documentation on any income earned abroad may be required.