Various reasons can cause study delay. If you take timely action and meet certain conditions, you can receive financial support from the Profiling Fund from the UvA. In some cases, extension of the student grant is possible.
During your study, special personal circumstances may occur which lead to study delay:
In some cases, a waiting period arises due to the specific programming of a study programme. A well-known example is the waiting period for internships in Medicine (co-schappen Geneeskunde).
Another example is an error in the programming of a study programme by the faculty, which means a student cannot complete the study within the official course schedule. Or, a waiting period for an internship that is not related to a student's fault.
In these cases, you can appeal to the Profiling Fund.
In case of study delay, always contact your Study adviser as soon as possible. Do this within three months after the particular circumstances occur. If you contact your Study adviser after three months, you will receive less reimbursement.
If you are unable or barely able to travel to the faculty, it is important to inform your Study advisor by telephone of your circumstances and the consequences for your study plan. If necessary, ask a parent or housemate to contact your Study adviser.
The study adviser of your study programme is the key figure in the supervision, planning and progress of your study.
Together with the study adviser, check what you can do best:
You can also contact a student counsellor.
Financial support in case of study delay
On the next page, you can read about the conditions for financial support in case of study delay.