With an application for a Force Majeure Allowance you may need to submit proof. Which evidence is required depends on the circumstances for which you apply.

This evidence is needed in case of

  1. Illness and psychological problems
    When you are ling-term or chronically ill, you first need to contact the student counsellor to discuss the possibility of an extended year performance grant or study advance. If you still experience study delay after that extended year or when you are not eligible for such an extended year, you can apply for a force majeure allowance.
    Submit: a certificate of your physician or (student) psychologist.
    If necessary, you can use the standard model for a medical certificate.
  2. Pregnancy and delivery
    Submit a medical certificate or birth certificate.
    We assume that the study delay does not exceed 4 months. However, if the delay does exceed 4 months, you will have to substantiate the cause and period of the delay with a medical certificate.
  3. A physical, sensory or other functional disorder
    Contact the student counsellor to discuss the possibility of an extended year performance grant or study advance. If you are not eligible for such an extended year, you can apply for a force majeure allowance.
    Submit: a certificate of your physician or (student) psychologist for the period of your circumstances. If necessary, you can use the standard model for a medical certificate.
  4.  Illness or death of your partner, parents, children, brother or sister
    With partner we mean your spouse or the person with whom an unmarried student cohabitates as a life partner.
    Submit: if possible a medical certificate which indicates the delayed period. In case of death you need to hand in a death certificate.
  5. Divorce parents
    Submit: if possible a divorce statement.
  6. Relationship problems
    Submit: if possible a supporting statement.
  7. Housing or social problems
    Submit: if possible a supporting statement.
  8. Problem adapting to Dutch culture and customs
    Submit: if possible a supporting statement.
  9. An insufficient feasible programme
    Submit: a detailed explanation of the cause and the period of the study delay. Indicate which arrangements you made with you educational programme to limit the delay. Add any additional supporting documents.
    Your report will be send to the educational programme and you will receive their reaction on your report. If you have problems with the procedure, please contact a student counsellor to discuss it.


standard model for a medical certificate
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