Board grants


Applying for board grants: STEP 3 & 4 --- OPEN ---

By means of a board grant, Tilburg University gives a sign of appreciation to active students. By providing board grants, the university is pursuing two objectives:

  • the further development of students in gaining board experience
  • to give shape to the image and identity of Tilburg University, in line with the slogan Understanding society.


  • After the chairperson has passed on the division of the grants, you will have to provide your personal data yourself via an online payment form. After the assessment of the application, the chairpersons will receive the link to this form.
  • You can only apply for a grant if you have done board work for an association or have been active in a participation body liaised to Tilburg University and have been officially nominated by the association or participation body.
  • During your board year, you must be registered as a student at Tilburg University. You will only receive grants for the registered months.
  • Are you active in a program committee? Then you need to have been a member of that committee for the entire academic year in order to claim your grant.
  • You do not need to be entitled to study finance (anymore): foreign students, former students of universities of applied science, and all full-time students are eligible, irrespective of their year of study. Only part-time students are excluded.
  • Per academic year, you cannot be awarded more than nine grants with a maximum of 24 grants covering your entire period of studies.
  • You can only request a grant at the end of the academic year in question. Request for previous years will not be considered.
  • Are you a Bachelor's student in your first year? Then your extracurricular activities should not be at the expense of your study progress. That is why for first-year Bachelor's students, a maximum of two grants are available, on the condition that you obtain at least 42 credits in your first year.

The official text has been published in the Student Statute, appendix 2, Chapter 1, article 10 of the Profile Fund. The conditions are stated in Article 4.


The board grant consists of a fixed amount of 300 euros per grant/per month. Tilburg University is obliged to inform the tax authorities of how much you have received. So you have to inform the tax authorities. If you claim back tax on a part-time job, your board grant may have an impact on this. For more information, see the website of theĀ  Dutch tax office.

If you want to deduct study costs yourself or if your parents deduct their contribution to your study costs, the board grant is considered income. The amount of your grant is then deducted from the study costs. The remaining amount is deductible. In other words, only the amount of study costs higher than the amount in board grants is fiscally deductible as extraordinary expenses. This is important especially for students without a basic study grant.

The number of board months for different participation functions is based on workload plus the attendance fee (the compensation you receive for your work as a board member) paid out by the School. Any differences are compensated by the attendance fee.