Financial Support

There are several ways to finance your study in the Netherlands.

UCU Scholarship Fund

University College Utrecht offers scholarships to both Dutch and international students who need financial support to cover the cost of their study. All information about scholarships for applicants is available here. On a yearly basis, at least one full scholarship (covering tuition and campus fees) is granted. All other scholarships are awarded in the form of a (partial) fee waiver, never exceeding € 12,500.00.

If you are applying for Fall enrolment and wish to apply for the UCU Scholarship Fund you must apply before 15 December. After this date it is not possible to apply for the UCU Scholarship Fund. 

The deadline for Spring enrolment is 15 September, which is also the deadline of scholarship applications.

Please note: The UCU Scholarship Fund assigns scholarships to students on behalf of the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund; these are not two separate funds. Applicants should therefore not confuse the information offered about the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (for example on the bachelor and master websites).

Rosemary Orr Scholarship Fund (Spring enrolment only)

Next to our regular scholarships from UCU Fund, we award an annual Rosemary Orr Scholarship for a student applying for Spring enrolment. This scholarship offers financial assistance to students who demonstrably have overcome adversity by showing perseverance and leadership. Applicants should write an essay, a short story or another text that coveys their story, one typed A4 page at maximum. This essay should be uploaded in the application form as part of the UCU Scholarship Fund application. 

The deadline for Spring enrolment is 15 September, which is also the deadline of scholarship applications, including the Rosemary Orr Scholarship.

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Studiefinanciering (Dutch students only)

As University College Utrecht is part of Utrecht University, all Dutch students are automatically eligible for student finance or ‘studiefinanciering’. More information.

Student Finance (non-Dutch EEA, Surinamese and Swiss 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 as a loan. More information.

Tuition Fee Loan (non-Dutch EEA, Surinamese and Swiss students only)

If you are not eligible for Dutch student loan and you are a national of one of the countries belonging to EU, EEA or Switzerland, you can apply for a loan or a contribution to the payment of your tuition fees or course fees. More information.

FASFA Loan (U.S. citizens only)

Utrecht University, including University College Utrecht, has been approved for Federal Financial Aid for American Students (FAFSA, FFEL). As a U.S. citizen, you can apply for a federal loan while studying at University College Utrecht or Utrecht University. More information.

UCU Student Aid Fund

The UCU Student Aid Fund supports students who experience financial hardship after enrolment at University College Utrecht. The support depends on each applicant's financial situation, but is unlikely to exceed € 250, and is mainly meant for covering the costs such as for study books or field trips. More information.


Nuffic's Grantfinder allows you to search for available grants and scholarships. More information.