Grants for students

Studying is more than acquiring relevant knowledge. Young people lay a foundation for the rest of their lives during their studies. Thanks to donations from Friends and donors, approximately 80,000 euros is available annually to subsidize activities for and by Utrecht students. Several of our Named Funds also offer grant opportunities for UU students.

Do you want to apply for funding?

Both study, sports and student associations and individual students can apply for a subsidy for extracurricular activities. Examples are study trips, symposia, cultural and sports activities and social initiatives. In some cases UU students can also request funding for study or internship related activities.

→ Student organisation activiy or initiative?

Apply for a grant from the Student Committee (STUF)

→ Applying as an individual UU student?

Please read on for more information on how to apply and the conditions of the various grant opportunities offered by the Utrecht University Fund.

Are you a Student Friend?

One of the conditions for applying for a subsidy is that you are a student friend of the Utrecht University Fund yourself. Fortunately, it only costs ten euros a year and you also get a nice Utrecht University hoodie as a welcome gift! Be quick, because the hoodies for new Friends are limited!

Become Student Friend of the Utrecht University Fund

Grants for extracurricular activities

Maybe you're allowed to attend a conference to present your thesis? That's one example of an application for funding to the Student Committee of the Utrecht University Fund (STUF). We handle grant applications for activities of individual students, for which you do not receive any credits. Every year, a new group of students form STUF together . You can apply to us throughout the academic year up to six weeks before your activity. Do you need advice or do you have any questions for us? There is a consultation hour every Friday afternoon from 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Drop by in room 0.36 in the Administration Building at 8 Heidelberglaan, call us on (+31)30 - 2539628 or send an email to stuf@uu.nl to reach us.

Funding via STUF

Apply for student support

Students of Utrecht University can apply for subsidy in the funding request portal. There are two types of funding programs that are available for students: student support and other funding requests.

How does the portal work?

  1. Go to the portal
  2. Under ‘Funding Programs’  you can choose the funding program that you would like to apply for. Keep the start- and end date of the program in mind, this is the final deadline of handing in your request;
  3. Click the funding program of your choosing and click ‘apply’. If you are using the portal for the first time, an account will be created for you;
  4. You will receive an automatic email (also check your spam folder) where you can set a password for the portal;
  5. After this you can login with your password and go to ‘my applications’. Here you can find your initial funding request and continue your application.

Funding Program: Student support

These are requests that are meant for study grants to cover living or other expenses in Utrecht, or to help fund an international exchange or internship.

Dates and deadlines

In the table below you can find the upcoming application periods for this type of funding, including the named funds that are open for requests. Keep in mind: named funds can have different criteria for the funding request, read the page of the named fund of your choice carefully and make sure the criteria are part of your request.

Student support (subsidies for UU students)

For study- and travel grants and other type of financial support.

Fund
Start date of application
Deadline to apply
Final date of decision

First Generation Fund

1 May 2024

15 May 2024

7 June 2024

Yvoor Fund

Global South Impact Fund
Funding request portal

Funding Program: Other funding requests

Do you have nice initiative that contributes to student life at Utrecht University or the academic community? You can also request funding for this.

Dates and deadlines

In the table below you can find the upcoming application periods for this type of funding, including the named funds that are open for requests. Keep in mind: named funds can have different criteria for the funding request, read the page of the named fund of your choice carefully and make sure the criteria are part of your request.

Fund
Start date of application
Deadline to apply
Final date of decision

Van Oostrom subsidies (Friends of Humanities Utrecht University)

3 June 2024

14 June 2024

5 July 2024

Funding request portal

Ever thought about crowdfunding?

Utrecht University and the Utrecht University have an online platform where you can raise money for your project yourself. 

De Universiteit Utrecht en het Utrechts Universiteitsfonds hebben een online crowdfundingsplatform waarop je zélf geld kunt werven voor je project. Would you like advice or tips about crowdfunding? The student committee of the Utrecht University Fund is happy to help you.

Start your own crowdfunding