Emergency fund for students – applicant information

Are you a current student at Wageningen University and are you in financial trouble as a result of the corona crisis? Then you might be eligible for support by the emergency fund for students. Please read the information below about the criteria and the procedure carefully.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be:

  • Bachelor or Master students enrolled in one of the study programmes at WUR.
  • The problems you face must be linked to the corona crisis.

NOT eligible are:

  • Prospective students who are not yet enrolled.
  • PhD students. This group can contact their supervisor for assistance within the policies that have been established.
  • Applications for tuition fees for non-EU students. In this case, please contact your study advisor.

Please note that we will not answer e-mails from individuals who are clearly not eligible, in order to use our time and energy to support relevant applications.


  • Applicants must have no other options for funding.
  • The support of the fund is limited to the cost of living, including housing. The support of the fund is not meant to cover tuition fees.
  • The maximum amount of support per student is 5.000 euros.
  • The support should last for a limited period of time.
  • The application should be supported by documents that support your case and a financial plan. Please check which financial documents are needed in "step 2" below.

How to apply?

Step 1: Intake

To apply you have to arrange an intake with the designated contact person for the intake for your study programme, you can find the list of contact persons below.

Fill in the application form (click the link) beforehand and send it to the contact person as an attachment when you request an intake so they can assess your situation.

Step 2: Fill in the application form

If they support your application you can send in the final application form. Please also send in the following supporting documents regarding your financial situation:

  • A financial plan for the coming months demonstrating how the contribution of the emergency fund will help you graduate
  • Bank statement from the last month
  • Rental contract
  • Overview of the fixed income and expenses per month
  • If applicable, proof of unemployment (student job) or correspondence regarding your unemployment
  • Correspondence from scholarship provider if applicable

The contact person for your study programme will send the support e-mail for your case separately tot ufw@wur.nl. Please note that application forms without support e-mail will not be reviewed.

Step 3: Review and decision

Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee. You will receive the decision made by the committee as soon as possible with a short motivation.

Applications will be processed once a week, so hand in your applications before Monday 9AM.

Please note that application forms without support e-mail will not be reviewed.

There is no option to appeal against the decision of the selection committee.  

Contact persons for MSc and BSc students for the application intake

To arrange an intake, please send the relevant contact person the filled in application form and use the subject "Emergency Fund" for your e-mail.

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