• Which deadlines apply?
    1. Notify the study adviser: report your circumstances as soon as they occur.
    2. Notify the student counsellor: when you are lagging behind, report it within 3 months.
    3. Submit an application for a force majeure allowance:
      1. within 3 months after your circumstances have ended, or
      2. at the latest in the last month of your C+1 period, when your circumstances continue while you are almost at the end of your C+1 period, or
      3. at the latest in the last month of your enrolment, when your circumstances continue while you are almost at the end of your enrolment.

    Late applications shall be inadmissible and shall not be accepted. If you are able to substantiate that there is a valid reason why you are late, the CPO will assess whether there is reason to apply the hardship clause.

    Submit as many pieces of evidence as possible. You can mail these to cpo@utwente.nl.

  • I want to apply for a force majeure allowance. How do I do that?

    You can fill in the online application form. This is only possible when you (still) have a UT mail account. Contact the registry of the Personal Circumstance Committee (CPO) in case any problems occur.

  • What kind of proof do I have to submit and how do I do that?

    You can email the necessary proof to the registry of the Personal Circumstance Committee (CPO). Which proof is necessary, depends on the circumstances for which you apply. For:

    Illness (incl. psychological disorders) and a physical, sensory or other impairment:
    a recent certificate of your doctor or psychologist. You can use the standard medical certificate. You can contact the doctor on campus. 

    Pregnancy and childbirth: a recent certificate with the expected date of birth or a birth certificate of an obstetrician or gynaecologist. With pregnancy, it is assumed that your study delay is 4 months. If the delay is more than 4 months, other medical grounds should be proven. A recent medical certificate would have to substantiate this.

    Special family circumstances: supporting statements (if possible). That could be, for example,  a recent medical certificate of your doctor/psychologist or a death certificate (or obituary notice) in case of death of a family member.

    For all other circumstances: supporting statements or other documents that can clarify the situation (if possible). 

  • The application form has not enough space to clarify my situation. What can I do?

    You can email an extensive explanation to the registry of the Personal Circumstances Committee (CPO). Your email will be attached to your application.

  • I find it difficult to explain my situation in writing. What can I do?

    You can explain your situation in a consult with a student counsellor.