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.

Options and suggestions

Collection of tuition fee is postponed
Please note that the University of the Arts has decided to postpone the collection of tuition fees, the seventh instalment of 25 March, by at least one month. This measure of postponing tuition fee is taken in order to alleviate acute financial distress. It does not mean that tuition fee is partly waived. This means that no tuition fee will be depreciated this month. In April you pay the tuition fees of March and so on. If necessary, it may extended by another month.

Corona Relief Fund University of The Arts
As from today, you can apply to the university for financial support to compensate for the loss of income 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
The student counsellor Elke de Roos is available to provide help and advice.


Please read the following information carefully before making an application.

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

1. Have you lost income from work?

  • 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. What is your nationality?

  • a) Dutch/EU/EEA/Swiss
    • YES, Proceed to question 3
    • NO, proceed to question 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.

3. Have you requested the maximum loan from DUO because of the corona measures? (For Dutch/EU/EEA/Swiss students). 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. You can arrange this yourself in mijn DUO.

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

4. Why has DUO rejected your application?



An application can be made each month by submitting the attached 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.


*In the event that you already handed in documents in a previous application and the application was approved by us, you then do not need to present the documents again in the following month, with the exception of the required bank statements mentioned in the last bullet point.

**Each application will be handled confidentially in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR/AVG).