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Profiling Fund

Last modified on 16-02-2023
The UvA Profiling Fund offers financial assistance to students who have incurred a study completion delay due to exceptional personal circumstances or having served on a board for a year.
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Exceptional circumstances

Exceptional personal circumstances are, for example:

  • illness (e.g. surgery, glandular fever, mental health problems);
  • a disability or chronic illness (e.g. deafness, rheumatism, Crohn's disease);
  • special family circumstances (e.g. caring for a parent or the illness or death of a parent);
  • pregnancy;
  • high-level sports or culture;
  • an insufficiently feasible degree programme.

Administrative Body Membership Grant

You can also apply for financial assistance from the Profiling Fund if you incur a study completion delay as a result of your membership of a student association or organisation or participation in a representative advisory body. This form of assistance is referred to as an administrative body membership grant.


Applications for financial assistance in the event of a study completion delay must be made through a student counsellor. You will meet with your study adviser prior to your appointment with the student counsellor in order to discuss ways of catching up on or compensating for your study completion delay. If you have received the reminder email about study delay, an appointment with the study adviser is no longer necessary.

If you do qualify for financial assistance, you will meet with the student counsellor to discuss both available options (a contribution from the Profiling Fund or a grant from DUOExternal link).

Read more about the 'Profiling Fund regulations 2021' (pdf). The list on pages 18 to 22 'Section 4 Student organisations and student parties' is valid until 31 August 2022. For the most current list, check the page Administrative Body Membership Grant for student organisation board members under Recognised student organisation.


Student counsellors

You can contact the student counsellors for a confidential conversation about your personal situation and your study progress. Please check our conditions for guidance here.

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