First applications from students in financial difficulties being processed


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: