Current Student Financial Aid

University College Utrecht has secured quality funding to support several scholarships for current UCU students. This scholarship aims to support current students who have experienced an unforeseen and severe deterioration in their financial situation while attending UCU.

General conditions

Scholarship applicants must make a strong financial case in order to be awarded a scholarship. The scholarship is awarded as a reduction to tuition fees. The total amount available for scholarships is limited.

The scholarship amount is up to € 5,000 per year for the remaining years of a student’s programme. Students are still encouraged to apply despite the maximum award amount.

Please note that applications are reviewed firstly on a financial needs basis. Unfortunately, we cannot offer all applicants a grant. As the grant is not a full scholarship, it may be necessary to find additional funding to be able to fully finance your stay and studies.

Criteria for determining a scholarship include family income and other resources available to the applicant. All financial information submitted with the application must be correct and up to date.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • You are an enrolled University College Utrecht student;
  • You do not already receive financial aid from UCU;
  • You have experienced severe deterioration in your financial situation that is supported by the required and up to date documentation.

Please note that all Dutch students are automatically eligible for student finance or ‘studiefinanciering’ through DUO and are advised to first assess their options there.

As an EEA student you are allowed to take up a part-time job in the Netherlands. If you (or your non-Dutch parent or partner) work more than 56 hours a month you may be eligible for student finance, paid monthly as a loan through DUO. If you are not eligible for Dutch student loan and you are a national of one of the countries belonging to EU, EEA or Switzerland, you can apply for a loan or a contribution to the payment of your tuition fees or course fees. More information.

Utrecht University, including University College Utrecht, has been approved for Federal Financial Aid for American Students (FAFSA, FFEL). As a U.S. citizen, you can apply for a federal loan while studying at University College Utrecht or Utrecht University.

How to apply

Applications will be processed twice a year, therefore, urgent cases cannot be processed with priority or outside of this procedure.

  1. Go to Osiris Student.
  2. Log in using your Osiris username and password.
  3. Go to the tab Cases and select My Cases. Then click Start case.
  4. Scroll down and choose UCU Financial aid application current students.
  5. Complete the application including uploading all required documents.
  6. Submit your application.

Applicants need to clearly indicate the financial resources they have available, not including potential (i.e. unpredictable) income from summer or part-time jobs.

Important documents that you will need during the application process include: a statement from your parent /guardian’s employer, a copy of his and/or her last pay check, and/or a copy of his and/or her most recently filed (federal) income tax return.

Applicants must upload all relevant documents together with their application.

Selection procedure

Completed Current Student Financial Aid Application forms will be submitted to the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Final decisions will be made on the basis of financial need by the Scholarship Advisory Committee with the intention of offering scholarships to as many applicants as possible.

The final decision will be communicated to the applicant in a letter by the Scholarship Officer. All scholarships will be in the form of a deduction UCU campus and UCSA fees and/or tuition waivers. The award letter clearly states the amount awarded, which will be waived from the total amount on the UCU invoice. 


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