1. illness (including psychological problems);
2. pregnancy and childbirth;
3. a physical, sensory or other impairment;
4. 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;
5. an insufficient feasible educational programme;
6. recognized top-level athletes of top-level artists;
7. 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
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).
The C+1 period will be calculated from the first moment of enrolment for the degree course (bachelor or master) in Higher Education. 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 in Higiher Education.
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 you are lagging behind due to the circumstances, you must notify the student
counsellor within 3 months.
3. Within 3 months after your delayed period, you can submit an application via the
online application form.
If your circumstances still persist, but your enrolment stops within a short time or you
are at the end of your C+1 period, you must submit the application in the last
month of registration or in the last month of your C+1 period.
You are only eligible for a force majeure allowance for recognized circumstances during the C+1 period. You need to apply ultimately in the last month of your C+1 period.
If your circumstances persist, you need to apply for a force majeure allowance ultimately within the last month of enrolment.
No, an extra year study finance from DUO will not affect your 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.
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.