As a rule, the height of financial compensation corresponds with the length (expressed in months) of the study delay. Of course, you are only compensated for months in which you received a grant (‘prestatiebeurs’). In considering the amount of financial compensation due, we also take into account how often you have seen or spoken with your student advisors. However, it may be useful to file a request even if you haven’t been in contact with your study advisor at all. The issue when a certain course or module you missed can be attended again in the new academic year is not taken into consideration.
The financial compensation provided will be equal to the amount of grant you received in the final month of the academic year in which the circumstances occurred. For most people, this is August. If you suspended your studies and terminated your student grant previously, the assistance payable will be equal to the amount of grant you last received in the academic year 2015 - 2016.
- Payment will be made after you have received the decision and will be in monthly instalments.
- You will start receiving compensation in the month after the month in which your application was received.
- You can also ask for payment to start at a later date. The compensation paid is tax-free.
Please note: Payment will only be made if you are enrolled as a student at Utrecht University and you have paid your tuition fees. If you are enrolled at another institute of higher education, you can apply for payment to be made by that institution.