Which are the recognized circumstances for force majeure allowances?
2. psychological problems;
3. pregnancy and childbirth;
4. a physical, sensory or other impairment;
5. special family circumstances, such as:
a. relationship problems,
b. housing or social problems,
c. illness or death of your partner, parents, children, brother or sister;
d. divorce of your parents;
e. problem adapting to Dutch culture and customs;
6. an insufficient feasible educational programme;
7. recognized top-level athletes of top-level artists;
8. other circumstances then mentioned above which, if a request for financial support
based on these circumstances were not to be granted, should lead to extreme
During which period are these circumstances eligible for support?
That is only possible in the C+1 period. C+1 = nominal course duration plus one additional academic year.
This applies both for the Bachelor and Master and is calculated from the first start of the degree course (bachelor's or master's degree) at the UT.
For the bachelor: the first 4 years.
For a one-year master: the first 2 years (and longer for a longer master).
I switched my study. Does that affect the C+1 period?
The C+1 period will be calculated from the first moment of enrolment for the degree course (bachelor or master) at the UT. So if you switch study during your bachelor or master degree course, the C+1 period will be calculated from the moment you've entered the first bachelor or master degree course at the UT.
What is the procedure for a force majeure allowance?
1. You need to report your circumstances to your study advisor as soon as they occur.
Necessary adjustments will be discussed (e.g. modified study plan).
2. When experiencing difficulties in keeping up with your studies, you must report this
to the student counsellor within a few weeks of becoming aware of the problem.
3. When you are lagging behind due to the recognisable circumstances, you must also
report this to the student counsellor within 3 months.
4. Within 3 months after your delayed period, you can submit an application via the
online application form.
If the circumstances still persist, but you have reached the end of the C+1 period, you
need the send in the application within 3 months after that C+1 period.
I am at the end of my C+1 period, but my circumstances persist. What do I have to do?
You are only eligible for a force majeure allowance for recognized circumstances during the C+1 period. You need to apply within 3 months after the C+1 period.
When should I apply if I discontinue my studies or graduate within the C+1 period?
If your circumstances persist, you need to apply for a force majeure allowance within 3 months after graduation or de-enrolment date.
I have an extra year study finance from DUO. Will that affect my force majeure allowance?
No, an extra year study finance from DUO will not affect your force majeure allowance.
I am a Pre-master student. Am I eligible for a force majeure allowance?
Only in case of a proven insufficient feasible programme. But, for other circumstances, you are not eligible for a force majeure allowance.
I already have a degree and therefore I pay the UT institutional tuition fee. Am I eligible for a force majeure allowance?
Previous to my current study programme, I have been enrolled in another course of study. What are the consequences?
The C+1 period starts at the first moment of enrolment in Higher Education. So, in this case, C+1 will start on the first moment you have been enrolled in your previous study programme. This means that the period at the UT in which you are eligible to grants is shorter.