Elite Sports Student

Utrecht University nurtures all talent, of the intellectual and sporting kind. For this reason, outstanding athletes studying at Utrecht University can take advantage of special, bespoke provisions and facilities. Please see our UU Elite Sports Policy (pdf, 54 kB) for the full details. 

Who is it for?

Athletes who have been awarded one of the following recognised statuses (or their international equivalent) may take advantage of the provisions and facilities offered by Utrecht University:

  • A status
  • Promise status
  • Bond status
  • HP status (High Potential)
  • IT status (International Talent)
  • NT status (National Talent)
  • Select status

If you are an international student, our Elite SportsStudent Counsellor will compare your status from your country of origin with the Dutch statuses listed above.

Registering as an Elite Sports Student at Utrecht University

First check the video (Dutch with English subtitles)

As you can see in the video, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with an Elite Sport Student Counsellor, Anne Hamburger or Eva Beeftink, well in advance. Otherwise, it may be too late for us to help you. Also, make sure to register as an Elite Sports Student with Utrecht University well before you start your degree programme..

What facilities and provisions are available?

Utrecht University offers a range of facilities and provisions for registered Elite Sports Students, such as:

  • Special provisions within your faculty
  • Financial support
  • Provisions in kind
  • Flexible study

Utrecht University makes these provisions and facilities available to Elite Sports Students for the duration of one academic year. After this period has elapsed, you must apply for an extension and submit any required supporting documents. . 


Elite Sports Student Counsellors: Anne Hamburger or Eva Beeftink via Student Services.

Please enclose an official declaration from your sports association or national sports committee.

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