In certain cases, Utrecht University can provide financial support to (international) students who fall behind schedule in their studies, due to circumstances beyond their control.
We refer to this financial support as graduation support.
If you are a Dutch student, please find the information on graduation support (Afstudeersteun) on www.uu.nl/studenten/afstudeersteun, as different rules and regulations apply.
In principle, the Executive Board will make its decision eight weeks after you have submitted the supporting information digitally.
Graduation support for study delay as a result of COVID-19 measures?
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.
On our page Financial matters and housing you can find an overview of other important financial matters and regulations from Utrecht University and the Dutch Government regarding this subject.
It is not possible to apply for graduation support for earlier academic years.