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and see below for an overview of financial support for those students enrolling in the full three-year bachelor program.
Brexit – consequences British students
There will be no immediate consequences for students regarding the conditions for: their stay here or in the UK; research projects; education programmes and all other facilities (including tuition fees).
Whether anything changes in the future will depend on the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU over the next few years.
Not only Utrecht University but all Dutch universities will continue their close collaboration with UK universities, including research projects and mobility of our students and researchers. It is in the interest of all parties involved to jointly find solutions.
UCU Scholarship Fund (international students only)
For a number of suitably qualified international students who face prohibitive costs, UCU offers partial scholarships. Non-EEA students are more likely to belong to this category than others, since their tuition fees are higher and they generally have restricted access to loans and part-time employment. The UCU Scholarship Fund assigns scholarships to UCU students on behalf of the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund; these are not two separate funds. UCU applicants should therefore not confuse the information offered about the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (for example on the bachelor and master websites). Instead, all information about UU/UCU scholarships for UCU applicants is available here. Please note that UCU scholarships are always extended in the form of a (partial) waiver, never exceed €12,500.00 and on average approximate €8,000.00.
Student Finance (in Dutch: "studiefinanciering") (Dutch students only)
As UCU is part of Utrecht University all Dutch students are automatically eligible for student finance or ‘studiefinanciering’.
Student Finance (non-Dutch EEA students only)
As an EEA student you are allowed to take up a part-time job in the Netherlands. If you (or your non-Dutch parent or partner) work more than 56 hours a month you may be eligible for student finance, paid monthly, which turns into a gift once you graduate.
Tuition Fees Loan (non-Dutch EEA students only)
If you are not eligible for Dutch student finance and you are a national of one of the countries which belong to the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can apply for a loan or a contribution towards the payment of your tuition fees or course fees.
Fafsa Loan (U.S. citizens only)
Utrecht University and therefore UCU has been approved for Federal Financial Aid for American Students (FAFSA, FFEL). This means you can apply for a federal loan while studying at UCU or Utrecht University.
UCU Student Aid Fund
The UCU Student Aid Fund can support students who experience financial hardship after enrollment at UCU. Once accepted to UCU, students may apply for the support, and the amount of money that can be granted depends on each applicant's financial situation, but will be modest (unlikely to exceed €250). Support from the Student Aid Fund is mainly intended for purchasing academic books, funding field trips and the like, but will not be enough to cover tuition fees and living expenses.
Nuffic's Grantfinder allows you to search for available grants and scholarships.