If the yearly income of the family you belong to, does not exceed a specific income limit, you are entitled to a scholarship.
Normally, the income of the second calendar year before the year of application will be taken into account. This means that for the academic year 2019-2020 the income of 2017 will be evaluated for the calculation of the scholarship. If you indicate on the application form that the family income has decreased since 2017, the estimated income of calendar year 2019 will be looked at. However, in case of a recent change in your family situation (e.g. divorce or death of one of your parents) another year of income will be taken into account.
If you are married or if you have been financially independent for some time, the calculation will be based on your own income and/or the income of your partner.