Below you will find answers to questions about the vouchers. They are organised according to the procedure, with an extra category "Other":

  1. Is this for me?
  2. What's on offer?
  3. Make an appointment
  4. Show ID and register
  5. Other

In case you cannot find the answer to your question, you can send an email to, with subject: "Question about Voucher" 

The voucher rather is an administrative object than a physical card. In our system we can see who is entitled to use a voucher.

Sadly, no. We’re sorry for your housemate, but the voucher is personal and non-transferable.

Unfortunately not. To use the voucher, you must currently be enrolled as a student at Utrecht University.

Exactly once.

Your voucher will be valid for two years, from the moment you start your Bachelor's program at the UU.

Because payment by means of the voucher is only available to current students of Utrecht University, it is necessary for us to inform Babel, Parnassos or COLUU that you are a UU student. By using your voucher, you are granting Skills Lab permission to communicate that fact to the relevant providers. If you are unwilling to grant us that permission, you will unfortunately not be able to use your voucher.

The starting date for the voucher programme is 2017. If you started your studies before that, then you are sadly ineligible for a voucher. You can, however, avail yourself of free coaching for your writing skills at the Skills Lab Writing Centre. You may also find that tuition for the other courses and workshops is quite reasonable.

You can use the voucher to take a course or workshop from the list entirely free of charge. It’s not a coupon.

Your voucher will let you take part, free of charge, in one course, workshop or personal coaching. You’ll find the list of available courses on this website, under “What's on offer.”

Skills Lab Desk is in the University Library Uithof, second floor. You are welcome at the appointed time (see step 3, voucherpage).

We need to see you in person so we can check your ID and verify that you have an unused voucher registered to you. Because Babel, Parnassos and COLUU each have separate registration systems, Skills Lab is running the voucher administration for all of them. 

No. You need to register in person at a Skills Lab service desk because the voucher system is managed centrally by Skills Lab, independently of the course providers. 

To register, you will need: a valid Utrecht University student ID card and valid photo ID. It would be useful for you to decide what course you’d like to take ahead of time so we can register you immediately. If you’re having difficulty deciding, we’ll be happy to discuss your options.

Send an email to requesting that your name and information be removed from the list. 

Not at all. If a course cannot go ahead or the provider cancels it, we will likewise cancel your redemption of your voucher. You will be able to apply your voucher to a different course.

Skills Lab records personal data for the purpose of providing interested students the opportunity to take part in a single course, workshop or individual coaching free of charge. Such data will be stored for a period no longer than two years. Students’ personal data and their choices about what courses to take will not be linked. Anonymised statistics may be used to analyse aspects of the voucher programme at a policy level. These anonymised statistics include course selection, gender identity, faculty, and voucher redemption date.

Unfortunately, your voucher will be expired. Our adagio is registration = participation = voucher used. If you want to join the course at a later stage, this will be possible, but not for free.

Because Skills Lab serves as an intermediary for the whole programme, we would very much like to hear whether the courses on offer are relevant to your interests. However, the quality of individual courses remains the responsibility of the provider in question. Skills Lab is only responsible for the project logistics.