As a general rule, you cannot become eligible to receive unemployment benefit when you are between two study programmes that are naturally connected (e.g. a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree). This means that if you have finished your bachelor’s degree in June and wish to continue on your master’ s degree in September we do not consider you to be unemployed during the summer break. You will, however, be able to obtain your free student membership in between.
If the two study programmes are not naturally connected, you will not qualify for free student membership during the break. This means, you will have to pay the ordinary membership fee until you begin your new programme. You can, however, receive unemployment benefit during the break. To apply for unemployment benefit, please follow the usual guidelines for application.