Financial aid via the RechtOpLeren Fund

Submit your request for the RechtOpLeren Fund before 1 April

The RechtOpLeren Fonds (ROLF) aims to promote the inclusiveness of Utrecht University and the city/region. The reason for the establishment of the ROLF was the departure of Bert van der Zwaan as rector magnificus of Utrecht University on March 26, 2018.

Among other things, the RechtOpLeren Fonds supports young people (study seekers, students and young researchers) at Utrecht University at a time in their lives when lack of finances is an obstacle in their (further) study development. The fund also supports initiatives and projects that aim to help financially more vulnerable groups (such as refugees and other disadvantaged groups) to get the most out of their talents, either promoting progression to higher education or enabling access to the Dutch university system in relation to Utrecht University. The applicant's application must clearly show that the amount requested is needed to achieve academic goals.

The application form is digital and can be completed here: Aanvraag Subsidie RechtOpLeren Fonds (Dutch). Please also carefully read the explanation before submitting the application. Applications can be submitted through April 1, 2023. Applications will then be reviewed and you will receive the results no later than early May. For questions, please contact Lothar Blom of the Utrecht University Fund (