Top-level sports and top-level arts

Apply for recognition
as a top-level athlete
or top-level artist
application form
apply every academic year - before 1 December
Apply for payment of Grants
Grants payout
apply after the end of the academic year concerned (before 1 December) if you have recognition in category 1

FOBOS: a short explanation

Combine your studies with practising sports or cultural activities on a top-level

The Support Scheme for Top-level Sports and Top-level Arts is part of the FOBOS (Financial Support for Special Circumstances of Students). To benefit from this scheme, you can be recognized by the CPO (Committee Personal Circumstances). To do so, you must submit an application to the subcommittee Top-level Sport/Arts, after talking to a student counsellor. This sub-committee handles your submitted application and advises the CPO on the recognition. In case of questions, please contact the CPO registry via or contact a student counsellor.


Top-level athletes and top-level artists can be recognized in category 1 or 2. For artists, the subcommittee Top-level Sports/Arts will determine in which category you will be placed based on your application.

category 1

Category 2


If you are recognized, you are entitled to the following facilities:

Application procedures

  1. First, go to the student counsellor of SACC: Before you apply for recognition, you need to have a meeting with a student counsellor of SACC, to discuss the feasibility of your application. You can make the appointment via the SACC secretariat: +31 53 489 2035.
  2. Application for recognition as a top-level athlete/artist must be submitted from September 1st and before December 1st of the current academic year. At least attach a statement about your sports- or cultural federation, which mentions your level. You can upload the statement with your application or email it to
  3. Application for a grant (in case of recognition in category 1) can be submitted from September 1st and before December 1st after the concerning academic year. Only students recognized in Category 1 are eligible for a maximum of 4 grants per academic year. When submitting, mentioning the study delay is not necessary.
  4. If necessary: claim costs incurred for the free use of UT facilities. When submitting, mention the costs (such as a fitness card or union card). Mentioning study delay is not necessary. In addition, sending proof of payment (such as a bank statement) to is mandatory.

Student union fund for top-level sports

If you are not (yet) eligible for the status of a top-level athlete, we refer you to the Student Union top-level sports fund.

FOBOS Regulation (pdf)