Studying and Student life

Talent status

All students applying for a Talent status must meet with the Dual Career Officer. A meeting can be scheduled at the Student Desk.

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Students can be acknowledged by Tilburg University as Dual Career Students (and can, therefore, apply for a Talent status) if they meet one of the following conditions:

  • Student athletes who have been awarded an A, B or High Potential status* by NOC*NSF
  • Student athletes who have been awarded an IT, NT** or Belofte status by a sports club affiliated with NOC*NSF.
  • Student athletes who meet the criteria set in the Guide regulations to determine Dual Career of the regional target group version 1.0 2014-2015. NOTE: the Dual Career Officer has the option not to apply this guide if developments in sports and/or society so require.
  • Student athletes who are part of the competition selection for student rowing club TSR-Vidar, confirmed by the Vice President of TSR-Vidar.
  • Student entrepreneurs enrolled at Brabant Startup Alliance
  • Student sport officials who are acting at the same level/division/competition the student athletes perform at order to qualify for a Talent status, and who are spending a minimum amount (16) of hours of training and preparation per week for their officiating duties
  • Students sports coaches who are coaching at the same level/division/competition the student athletes perform at in order to qualify for a Talent status (not including Vidar selection rowers), and who are spending a minimum amount (16) of hours of training- and preparation per week for their coaching duties.
  • Student performing artists who, verifiably, perform at the top 10% of his or her chosen field with at least nationwide coverage. And who are spending a minimum amount (16) of hours of training- and preparation per week for their artistic performances
  • iStudent gamers (e-sports) who participate in the highest national competition of a game that is internationally recognized and organized. And who are spending a minimum amount (16) of hours of training- and preparation per week on their gaming skillsh) ¬†¬† ¬†Student performing artists who, verifiably, perform at the top 10% of his or her chosen field with at least nationwide coverage. And who are spending a minimum amount (16) of hours of training- and preparation per week for their artistic performances

Talent status application procedure

  • If you think you are eligible, fill in your registration form for Tilburg University.
  • Send an e-mail to the dual career officer stating your achievements of the past three years and your training regime for the past year and the coming year. You can send this to dualcareer@tilburguniversity.edu.
  • If this is the first time you are applying for a Talent status at Tilburg University, make an appointment with the dual career officer for an initial meeting. You can make an appointment via the Student Desk.
  • You will receive an official certificate from the Executive Board of the university when you are classified as a top-level athlete or talent.
  • The Talent status is valid for one academic year and must be reapplied for annually before the start of the new academic year.
  • The education coordinator will receive a copy of the letter.
  • You are responsible for making an appointment with the dual career officer at the beginning of each academic year with regard to student supervision.

Rower at T.S.R. Vidar

The Executive Board believes it is important that the Tilburg Student Rowing Association can compete at a high level with the rowing associations of other universities. To support Vidar and to encourage optimum professionalism, a modified Talent status is available for the selection rowers (category 3) entitling them to make use of the study facilities.

First-year rowers

The competition rowers will be nominated by the board of Vidar, in consultation with the coach. These rowers only receive a Talent status after they have reported to the dual career officer, and have obtained (in case of 1st year Bachelor students) at least 18 ECTS in their first semester. You can make an appointment via the Student Desk.

Senior student rowers

Senior student rowers can be nominated by the board from September onwards, in consultation with the coach. A senior student rower is only eligible for a Talent status once he or she is a permanent member of the selection team of that academic year.

The Executive Board reserves the right to deviate from the above provisions on an individual basis. This may be in a positive sense, for example based on outstanding sports achievements, or in a negative sense, in the event of poor study results.

After reporting to the top-level sports coordinator, students who possess a top-level sports status will receive an official certificate from the director of the Student Services, on behalf of the Executive Board. This certificate is valid for an academic year.

Renewing Talent status

The Talent status is valid for one year. You must renew your status if you have previously been awarded Talent status. In that case you must contact the the dual career officer via dualcareer@tilburguniversity.edu. Or schedule an appointment with the dual career officer through the Student Desk.