For students who are in financial trouble because of the current Corona crisis and are unable to provide for themselves, we have listed a few options and suggestions.

Do you want to help support the students of the University of Arts, The Hague?
On this page, you will find out how to do that.

Collection of tuition fee is postponed

In order to alleviate acute financial distress, the collection of the tuition fee of 25 March, the seventh installment, was postponed by one month. It does not mean that tuition fee is partly waived. In April students pay the tuition fees of March and in May the tuition fees of April.

Corona Relief Fund UoA

As from today (26 March 2020), you can apply to the university for financial support to compensate for the loss of income (work or parental contribution) due to the corona crisis which cannot be recouped with an extra loan from DUO or under other schemes arranged by the government or the municipality.

Applications can be made by submitting the special application form application form Corona Relief Fund to corona-fonds@hdkdenhaag.nl.

In principle, the maximum compensation is € 250 per month. For the time being, the temporary scheme applies for loss of income in the months of March, April and May 2020.

The compensation is considered as fiscal income and will be declared towards the Dutch tax authority for the calendar year 2020. Note that the Dutch tax authority gives dispensation for income tax for the first earned € 7.030,- in 2020.

The deadlines for submitting applications are the 10th and the 24th of the month and the intention is to announce the decisions on applications within five (5) days.

Contact

Our student counsellor Mirjam Pol is available to provide help and advice.
Note that the regular Profiling Fund doesn’t apply to corona related situations.

Please read the following information carefully before making an application.

Answer the following questions to determine whether it is worthwhile submitting an application.

Click on each of the following questions:

  • YES, proceed to question 2
  • NO, you are not eligible for financial support from the Corona Relief Fund UoA. If you have suffered any other form of financial loss due to the measures to combat the coronavirus, please contact the student counsellor.

2 (a) Dutch/EU/EEA/Swiss

  • YES, Proceed to question 3
  • NO, proceed to question 2 (b)

2 (b) Non-EEA

  • YES, you might be eligible for the Corona Relief Fund UoA, unless your employer is claiming compensation under the national emergency measure (NOW). Complete the application form, attach the required documents (see below) and e-mail them to corona-fonds@hdkdenhaag.nl

(For Dutch/EU/EEA/Swiss students)

Check: the maximum loan and/or the tuition fee loan from DUO

DUO refers in this context to the possibility of temporarily borrowing more each month. This option also exists with retroactive effect to the beginning of the academic year. Students can also request a loan to cover tuition fees, for which there is no obligation to work at least 56 hours a month and which can be done retroactively for 2019-2020, with a repay period of 35 years, practically interest-free). You can arrange this yourself in mijn DUO. For more information: https://www.duo.nl/particulier/footer-engels/contact/index.jsp

  • YES, but DUO has rejected my application. Proceed to question (4)
  • NO, you are not eligible for the Corona Relief Fund UoA.

Give the reasons in the application form for the Corona Relief Fund UoA.

An application can be made each month by submitting the application form and digital copies of the following documents:

  • DUO’s declaration that the student does not qualify for any form of study financing from DUO;
  • the cause of the financial problems;
  • a declaration by the employer or client, for example a contract, accompanied by a statement of the financial agreements;
  • confirmation by the employer or client that they are not eligible for assistance under the national emergency measure;
  • if you are a freelancer, enquire at your municipality or the Chamber of Commerce.
  • If you are not eligible for the scheme managed by the municipality or the Chamber of Commerce, enclose the relevant declaration;
  • for an application for loss of income in March enclose:
    • bank statements from January, February and March 2020 showing
      (a) the type of work the student earned income from and
      (b) the average monthly income from that work that the student is losing.
  • for an application for loss of income in April enclose:
    • bank statements from January, February and April 2020 showing
      (a) the type of work the student earned income from and
      (b) the average monthly income from that work that the student is losing.
  • for an application for loss of income in May:
    • bank statements from January, February and May 2020 showing
      (a) the work the student earned income from and
      (b) the average monthly income from that work that the student is losing.