Study delay can be caused by different circumstances and situations and can have serious consequences. If you are a full-time student and your studies have been delayed as a result of circumstances beyond your control, you may be able to receive (financial) compensation or other facilities.  Always contact your Study Advisor if you are expecting a delay in your studies for over one month.

Study-related problems

Study delay can be caused by study-related problems such as ineffective study methods, stress or procrastination. The studytips or workshops (in Dutch) may be useful to you. 
You can also  schedule an appointment with a Student Psychologist or Student Counsellor (via Student services) for guidance and advice.

Unexpected circumstances

Your studies can be delayed due to circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, psychological problems, family circumstances or other situations.

If you are a full-time student and your studies have been delayed as a result of circumstances beyond your control, you may be able to receive financial compensation from Utrecht University. For further information about conditions and the procedure: please schedule an appointment with a Student Counsellor (via Student services).

Study delay which can be foreseen

In other situations your study delay can be foreseen: