Financial compensation to students who have fallen behind schedule due to circumstances beyond their control

Are you a full-time student and have your studies been delayed due to circumstances beyond your control (for example because you were ill or you experienced exceptional family circumstances) in the academic year 2021-2022? You might qualify for financial support from Utrecht University. We refer to this financial support as graduation support. To be eligible for financial support it is important that you contacted a study advisor, student counsellor or student psychologist promptly and discussed how to limit your delay.

Check whether you meet the conditions for graduation support:

One of the conditions for international students is that you had to be in your nominal study duration of your programme in the academic year 2021/2022.

Which international students are eligible for graduation support for study delay in 2021-2022?

  • bachelor students who started in 2019-2020 or later
  • students of the one-year master who started in 2021-2022
  • students of the two-year master who started in 2020-2021
  • students of the three-year master who started in 2019-2021

For Dutch students and international students with Dutch student finance there is a condition regarding the study finance

The deadline for handing in your request is 31 January 2023.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send a message to

Please note: The Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) does not allow universities to offer graduation support for study delay as a result of COVID-19 measures by the government. For example: a laboratory where you were doing research, was closed, or no (alternative) education could be offered. There are other compensations for these circumstances. If you got ill yourself or you had to take care of family members because of Covid-19, you can apply for graduation support.