MAASTRICHT. The first sixty applications by students in financial difficulties are being dealt with by the University Fund, SWOL. Two weeks ago, the fund started a crowdfunding venture for students who were skint because of the corona crisis. More than 34 thousand euro has been collected since then. A maximum of 1,500 euro is awarded per application.
The money is meant for students who are not eligible for any of the other arrangements set up by the government. A special commission decides who receives support and how much. Initially the amount is a loan. Once the student has obtained his or her diploma or re-enrols with Maastricht University, the loan will become a gift.
Applications for support can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.