Profile Fund

If you encounter a delay in your studies, you may be eligible for a financial allowance. To this end, the Pofile Fund (log in using your VUnet ID) has been in operation since 1 September 2015.
Details of the scheme can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Who is entitled to use the Profile Fund scheme?
During your time as a student, you may face circumstances that cause you to fall behind in your studies. The Profile Fund scheme is divided into four parts; you can see below which one covers which circumstances.

Part 1   Force Majeure                

Circumstances beyond your control, such as illness or pregnancy and birth, exceptional family circumstances or a handicap or chronic illness.

Part 2 Specific Situations

An infeasible programme, a non-subsidized Master’s programme, or students who perform at the top level of sport or culture.

Part 3 Administrative grants institutional bodies

Work duties resulting from membership of a participation council or programme committee, or from being a Faculty Board observer.

Part 4 Administrative grants student organizations  

Membership of the board of a foundation or association recognized by VU Amsterdam.


What conditions do you have to meet?

a. Financial support is granted to students who have, as a result of circumstances described in these regulations, fallen behind in their studies in an academic year in which they are enrolled as full-time or work-study (‘dual’) students at VU Amsterdam on a programme, the final assessment for which they have not yet had.

b. A student taking a Bachelor’s programme is exclusively eligible for the financial support if the student owes statutory tuition fees for the programme concerned and the student is or was entitled, with respect to the programme concerned, to the performance-related grant for higher education as referred to in the Student Finance Act (WSF 2000).

c. A student taking a one-year Master’s programme is exclusively eligible for the financial support if the student owes statutory tuition fees for the programme concerned and no more than two years have elapsed since the student first enrolled on a Master’s programme at VU.

d. A student taking a two-year Master’s programme is exclusively eligible for the financial support if the student owes statutory tuition fees for the programme concerned and no more than three years have elapsed since the student first enrolled on a Master’s programme at VU.

e. A student taking a three-year Master’s programme is exclusively eligible for the financial support if the student owes statutory tuition fees for the programme concerned and no more than four years have elapsed since the student first enrolled on a Master’s programme at VU.

f. A student who, solely on the grounds of nationality, is not or has not been entitled to higher education performance-related grant as referred to in the Student Finance Act 2000 (WSF 2000), if he/she does meet the other requirements of this scheme. The student concerned must have paid the institutional tuition fees to VU.

(Conditions b to f do not apply to Part 4.)


Parts 1 and 2 - application and applying for financial support
To be eligible for financial support, You must notify the study advisor of your programme immediately, but at least within three months after the occurrence of the circumstance in question. If the notification is given later, no claims for aid will be accepted for a delay in studies which occurred more than three months before the extenuating circumstance was reported.

The academic advisor may refer you to a student counsellor. You should therefore contact your academic advisor as soon as you become aware that your studies may be delayed.
Before submitting your request, read the Implementation Regulations carefully. They explain how to submit your application and which documents you should include. You can find the Implementation Regulations in the overview below.
Please note that you must send various documents, such as a doctor’s note, with your application. Request these documents in good time and do not wait till the day of the deadline! Documents to be added.
Your application will only be dealt with by the Profile Fund Committee if it is complete.

You are applying for financial support to the Profile Fund Committee. Use the application form at the bottom of this page and hand in the relevant documents. Please note that if you have access to VUnet, you must use the forms there.

Application for financial support for the Profiling Fund part 1 and 2, academic year 2019/2020 cannot be submitted anymore.

Parts 3 and 4 - application and applying for financial support 
Requests for the recognition of associations must be submitted before 1 May. Recognition will enter into effect as of the following 1 September. Recognition is valid for 3 years. The deadline for re-recognition is also May 1.

A recognized student organization and council members must submit a request for payment of the administrative budget between 1 September and 31 October following the academic year in which the board was active, regardless of the start and end of the administrative term costumary for that board or organization. Application forms will be uploaded at the beginning of September.

Application for financial support for academic year 2019/2020 cannot be submitted anymore.

Provisions for additional support for full-time board members
Are you a full-time board member? If so, you may be eligible for additional support from the Profile Fund. Read the conditions here.
You apply for additional support at the same time as your administrative grant. The Provisions for Additional Support application forms are sent by the Profile Fund Committee in August every year to associations and participation body members who are eligible. 


Documents

 

Regulations Profile Fund 2019-2020 since September 2019.


In this document you will find the Profile Fund Regulations valid from September 2019. If you are delayed from academic year 2019-2020, the Profile Fund Regulations valid from September 2019 apply to you.


Implementation of Profile Fund 2019-2020 since September 2019


In this document you will find, among other things, the deadlines for applications and the documents to be submitted. If you are delayed from the academic year onwards 2019-2020, then the Regulations valid since September 2019 will apply to you.


 

Grants awarded from the Profile Fund 2019-2020 since September 2019


 


In this document you will find, among other things, the deadlines for applications and the documents to be submitted. If you are delayed from the academic year onwards 2019-2020, then the Regulations valid since September 2019 will apply to you.

Application form and deadlines

Application for financial support for the Profiling Fund part 1 and 2, academic year 2019/2020 cannot be submitted anymore.

The application for recognition of a student organization must be submitted to the Profile Fund Committee before May 1. Recognition takes effect on the following 1 September and is valid for three years. The deadline for re-recognition is also May 1.
You cannot apply anymore for the Profileringsfonds part 3 for academic year 2019/20.
 
The processing time of the Profiling Fund Committee is 15 weeks, but the aim is to process complete applications within 10 weeks.