An activism grant is a reward for members of a board, committee or team
The Activism Grants Regulation is part of the FOBOS (Financial Support for Special Circumstances of Students). A distinction is made between full-time and part-time boards/teams. For part-time grants, credits obtained are not taken into account. The awarding of full-time grants does depend on credits obtained.
The Student Union, together with the umbrella organizations, allocates the available grants to the organizations. The Personal Circumstances Committee (CPO) assesses the applications on behalf of the Executive Board. In case of questions, please contact the CPO registry or a student counsellor.
You are only eligible for activism grants if the term falls within the compensation period (= standard course duration plus 1 extension year, also known as C+1 period (this does not apply to members of the University Council)) and received a positive binding recommendation (BSA) before the eligibility period. The compensation period counts from the moment of the first enrolment for such a programme at UT. Thus:
- Bachelor's students: within the first 4 years of the bachelor programme.
- Master's students: within the first 2 years of the master's programme. For Master programmes of 2 or more years, the period will be extended with those years.
The application for the group
The umbrella organizations and Student Union allocate the grants. After the concerning calendar year, the eligible organizations submit an application before April 1st through the online application form. For more information see the FAQ.
The individual student
If your organization has applied for grants on your behalf, you will receive an email (in your UT mailbox) with the request to complete the application with your data. Contact the CPO registry when your UT account has expired.
See the FAQ for the necessary requirements.
Change in the board during the calendar year
Activism grants are allocated per calendar year. If there is a change in the board during the calendar year, the grants must be divided between the members of both boards. The exact active period of the board should be specified. Note: no more than one grant per active board month can be awarded.
Part-time or Full-time grant
- Part-time grants are indexed; for the calendar year 2023, it is €180.- per grant and for the calendar year 2024 €188.- per grant. Obtained ECs are not applicable.
- A full-time grant is equal to the average amount of tuition fees paid by the student in question during the term of office. If 5 EC or more are obtained during that period, this will influence the number of grants awarded (see FOBOS, Appendix B, point 6).
Next to activism grants for board members (basic list), there are also grants for additional and ad hoc activities. The Student Union and umbrella boards together allocate those grants to qualified associations/organizations. The application procedure is as described above.
From the academic year 2023/2024, a pilot for entrepreneurial grants has been launched. This will give entrepreneurial students the chance to put their studies on hold for a year and focus entirely on their start-ups. Information on the conditions and the selection procedure can be found on the Student Union site.