Roadmap Profileringsfonds (financial support)

What do you already know about the Profiling Fund? Help us gain more insight by filling in this short survey 

Do you meet any of the following conditions?

1. You fall under one of the following circumstances:

  • (Long-term) illness (e.g., surgery, mono)
  • Functional disability (e.g. ADHD, dyslexia, ASD)
  • Transitioning
  • Chronic illness (e.g. rheumatism, Crohn’s)
  • Special family circumstances (e.g. informal care, death of parent)
  • Pregnancy
  • Top sports or top culture
  • An inadequate course of study
  • Board member at study or student association

2. You make use of the DUO performance grant during the nominal duration of your studies

  • No → You do not claim the profiling fund
  • Yes? → Go through the following steps:
  1. Make an appointment with the student advisor. This must be done within 3 months after your situation has arisen.
  2. Discuss with the study advisor your situation and whether there are solutions to reduce your study delay. The study advisor will report study delay if you are indeed eligible for financial assistance. This is necessary to submit an application for financial aid.
  3. Between September 1 and December 31, submit an application to the dean of students in the next academic year and schedule an appointment.
  4. Discuss with the dean what is best for you: being supported by the Profileringsfonds, or an extra year of entitlement to study financing from DUO, or a combination of both.

International students

If you do not use DUO because of your nationality, you may still be entitled to financial assistance as long as you study within the nominal duration of your first bachelor’s or master’s degree. Make an appointment with the student dean to discuss your options before submitting an official application.


If you are in doubt about whether you fall under the requirements, discuss this with the Student Dean.