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Emergency Fund for Tilburg University students

With the Emergency Fund, Tilburg University Fund supports students who are in financial difficulties. For example due to the war in Ukraine, the corona measures, or more recently the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Partly because of your donations, they can focus on what they came to Tilburg University for: their studies. It gives them a financial buffer. With donations to the Emergency Fund, the University Fund creates a safety net for these students. We need your help to do so!

If we can take away some of their financial worries, that would mean quite a bit

Mies Hezemans - Dean of Students


You can donate to the Emergency Fund in different ways. You decide what amount you want to contribute.

If a Tikkie doesn’t work for you, there are other ways to contribute.

  • Donate via iDEAL or credit card by means of our internet checkout. If you state 'Emergency Fund' in the comments box, your donation will benefit this action.
  • Donate by transferring your donation to our account yourself. Our bank account number: NL60ABNA0492704287 in the name of Stichting Universiteitsfonds Tilburg, stating ‘Emergency Fund’. For international payments, the BIC code and IBAN number are as follows.
    IBAN: NL60ABNA0492704287
    Bank name: ABN AMRO BANK N.V.

Donate now via Tikkie!

Would you like to support the Tilburg University Fund in a more structural way? That would be great! Please take a look at the options for donating to the University Fund.

Support students in need

In the past, we have supported students in financial distress due to corona measures.  The war in Ukraine also had a great impact on students. Directly affected students, not only worry enormously about family and friends but also find themselves in acute financial difficulty. Recently, the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have suddenly turned the lives of some of our students' upside down. These students are also offered financial support from the emergency fund.

We cannot provide this support without your help. Please help these students and donate to the Emergency Fund.

The impact of the war in Ukraine

  • Mies Hezemans

    Mies Hezemans

    Dean of Students

    "Our Ukrainian students tell us harrowing stories. Their family have fled their homes or are living abroad and have taken in refugees. Salaries are no longer paid, that is, if there are still jobs to go to in the first place, so parents can no longer support their studying children. The students are anxious and if we can take away some of the financial worries, that would mean quite a bit. But other students already studying here were suddenly unable to access their money. They, too, are facing great difficulties."

  • Polina Fleminga

    Polina Fleminga

    Second-year IBA student from Ukraine

    “My family ended up losing their income and jobs, as well as all their saving, were left in the banks that do not operate right now. I did not have enough money to pay my rent that month. By understanding how unexpected these circumstances are for the Emergency fund, they did what they can for now to ease my situation. I found great relief and some part of the stress on my shoulders was taken away. I am thankful to the Emergency fund for supporting me so that I can pay for my rent. I am grateful for that!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does my donation go?

All donations go into the Tilburg University Fund and are allocated to the Emergency Fund.

Wat is the Tilburg University Fund?

The Tilburg University Fund is a foundation affiliated to Tilburg University. Every donation will fully benefit the cause to which you donate. The University Fund is a public benefit organization (ANBI) so donations are tax-deductible.

Is my donation to the Tilburg University Fund tax-deductible?

Yes, the Tilburg University Fund has ANBI (i.e., non-profit) status, so donations are deductible from income or corporate tax. The same goes for donations via crowdfunding. Click here for more information.

How can I use the Emergency Fund as a student?

Are you a student and would like to apply for the Emergency Fund? Then contact the Deans of Students. An application for a grant from the Emergency Fund is made through them.

Contact the Deans of Students

Support structurally students in financial need

By adopting a chair and donating it to Have a Seat, you can support students in need for an extended period of time. Your donation will benefit the Emergency Fund and scholarships for students that will give them the space to develop their talent.