|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2013|
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs
Onderwijs & Onderzoek
Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
n/a for Dutch institutions
A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
University College Utrecht provides a number of scholarships for highly qualified international students who face prohibitive costs. Non-EEA students are more likely to belong to this category than others. Their tuition fee is higher and as a rule they have no work permit and far more restricted loan privileges.
The total amount available for scholarships is limited. The maximum amount for any given scholarship, therefore, is € 12.500, with most scholarships ranging from € 3.000 to € 6.000. Only newly admitted candidates are eligible for scholarships; currently enrolled students are not considered.
The following criteria apply:
Dutch applicants are not eligible for scholarships.
Scholarships for EU students are possible but will only be given in exceptional circumstances.
Citizens from new EU member states (such as Romania, Bulgaria, or Poland) do qualify.
Priority will be given to non-EEA students.
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
This credit is less applicable to Dutch universities than it might be for American universities. The reason being that the Dutch government provides scholarships and student loans for to all students. In addition, tuition fees are also partly subsidized, making higher education relatively accessible for students from low-income backgrounds.
As described above, the honours college of Utrecht University, University College Utrecht, provides financial support for students from non-EEA students, as these students will not benefit from the subsidized tuition fees by the Dutch government.
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