Tuition fee

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Student Grant DUO

The student grant of DUO entails a monthly contribution towards the cost of your studies and your living costs.

  • On the Student Grant page you can read more about the new bill.
  • On Student Grant DUO you will also find transmission arrangements and further information about student finance.

Financial arrangements

  • Financial Services for student activities
    Utrecht University has various subsidy possibilities for student activities, such as activity subsidies and administrative grants. Read further information on the website for student organisations from the UU and the HU.
  • Study delay compensation due to unforeseen circumstances
    Have you incurred a delay in your degree due to unforeseen circumstances? For example because you were sick or because of extenuating circumstances? Look here if you want to know if you qualify for some form of compensation and what the deadlines are.
  • Financial subsidies for athletes
    Students who professionally practise sports can, in some cases, claim extra (financial) support for student athletes.
  • Financial need
    For students in financial need there are potential possibilities for financial support. Such students may include students with higher than normal expenses because of a disability or refugee students who cannot get their education fully financed. You can make an appointment with the Student Counsellor via Student Services.
  • Compensation for board activities (pdf)

Grants for students abroad


Fund VIGU (translates to Friends of the Institute for History Utrecht University) subsidizes extracurricular activities of students and professors of history programs at Utrecht University.

Fund VIGU has a board of three professors of history from the Department of History and Art History:

  • Hendrik Henrichs (president)
  • Fia Dieteren (treasurer)
  • David Onnekink (secretary)

The board decides, four times each year, about subsidies. Deadlines for applications are: November 1st, Februari 1st, May 1st, and  August 1st.

Subsidies are granted to publications, field trips, symposiums etc. Examples: a lustrum of the Utrecht Historical Students' Circle (UHSK), a field trip (organized by students and their professor) to Berlin, museum visits etc.

General rules for subsidies

  • Min. € 10 per person for history students
  • Max. € 40 per person, or 5% of the amount of each student's own contribution


  • € 10 for one-day trips
  • € 20 for trips with 1-4 overnight stays
  • € 30 for trips in Europe with 5 ore more nights
  • € 40 for trips outside Europe

The board will decide about other applications not covered by these rules. There is a maximum of € 1000 per application.

How to apply

Applications should meet the following demands:

  • Applications should be made in a letter, stating the activity and its relation to the study of history in our Department;
  • The letter is addressed to Fonds VIGU, c/o secretary Fonds VIGU, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis Universiteit Utrecht, Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht;
  • Fund VIGU subsidizes a deficit in your budget, payable post facto. This means that if your activity turns out to have cost less than estimated, you will receive a lower subsidy, or even no subsidy at all.
  • You must submit a conveniently divided budget, allowing for 10% contingencies ("post: onvoorzien");
  • Your budget should mention students' contributions and indicate that you have applied for other subsidies besides the Fund VIGU. Fund VIGU only partially supports your activities.


Email: David Onnekink (secretary)
Mailbox: fonds VIGU Drift 6

Conference grants

Students who wish to participate in international conferences, may apply for a Graduate School of Humanities Conference Grant with a maximum of 500 Euro. Applications can be submitted to Sven Hermans, including a short motivation. Deadlines for applications are 1 May and 1 December. See for more details the Conference Grant Call (pdf).

Please note! Applicants who do not present at a conference do not qualify for a grant.