University College Utrecht (UCU) has a strong international character; there are more than fifty nationalities among the student population. UCU students bring in diversity with regard to experiences, lifestyles, religions, languages, and social and cultural backgrounds. This vibrant and international environment provides all of our students with an unique opportunity  to study, live and make friends with people from all over the world!

A wide variety of backgrounds
A Liberal Arts & Sciences vision of education only thrives if its participants consist of persons representing a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. UCU awards approximately 60 scholarships each year to highly qualified incoming students who would otherwise not be able to afford a UCU education. These scholarships vary from partial scholarships of €3000,- to full scholarships of €12.500,- depending on the financial need of each student. Government subsidies do not cover these costs.

Have a positive impact on the life of a future student
Many potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds work hard to earn a well-deserved place at University College Utrecht, but with ever-rising living and study costs, they may feel that they simply cannot afford an education at UCU. By donating to the UCU Scholarship Fund you can have a direct positive impact on the life of a future student.

The UCU scholarships are funded from UCU’s resources, and by donations from students, alumni, friends and other stakeholders. Your gift is a crucial way securing the diversity of the college, one of our most important aims. 100% of your gift will be given to a student in need of financial aid.

Support students like Linda!

"I started my studies at UCU with a bit of a different background than my peers, as a political refugee. UCU was the first place where I was just Linda, one among the many, and not the refugee. My studies at UCU together with the financial, curricular and emotional support I received at UCU enabled me concur my fears and traumas while focussing on my studies and passions as well as learn how to meaningfully give back to the continent I had once fled. I hope UCU can continue to be the same safe haven and give the same financial support to students from all over the world and from all backgrounds." 

Linda Barry, Guinea-Netherlands, class of 2015 

How to donate?

Thank you for considering contributing to the UCU Scholarship Fund! Donations can be made as one-time gifts or as a recurring order over a period of time. For more information about donating to UCU or for a personalised advice, please contact our Alumni and Development Officer Judith Hoogmoed

Bank transfers

If you wish to make an immediate one-off financial contribution, you can make transfer your gift to UCU’s bank account:

Bank: ABN AMRO (SWIFT/BIC: ABNANL2A)
IBAN: NL15ABNA0513596860
University College Utrecht
P.O. Box 2059
3500 GB Utrecht
Specification: Donation UCU Scholarship Fund - please also include your preferred email address (if you wish to be contacted) 

iDEAL, Visa and Mastercard

It is also possible to donate using iDEAL or your Visa or Mastercard. You can easily arrange your gift online.

Recurring donations

If you wish to support UCU on a more structural basis, you can set up a recurring gift. In order to do so, please complete the mandate form and send it to ucu.alumni@uu.nl.

Become a corporate sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the UCU Scholarship Fund as an organisation, to help UCU realising its mission to increase diversity on campus, then we encourage you to get in touch with our Alumni and Development Officer Judith Hoogmoed to discuss the possibilities for collaboration.