Dual Career Regulations
Article 1. Definitions
In these regulations the following terms are defined as follows:
- WHW: Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het Hoger onderwijs en Wetenschappelijk onderzoek);
- Student: a person enrolled at Tilburg University in the sense of Title 3, Chapter 7 of the WHW;
- OC: course coordinator
- NOC*NSF: Netherlands Olympic Committee * Dutch Sports Federation;
- DCO: Dual Career Officer
- Talent: a student with Talent as referred to in article 2 of this document.
Article 2. Talent status for Dual Career
2.1 These regulations apply to students enrolled at Tilburg University who have been
acknowledged by Tilburg University as Dual Career Students.
2.2 Students can be acknowledged by Tilburg University as Dual Career Students if they meet one of the following conditions:
a) Student athletes who have been awarded an A, B or High Potential status* by NOC*NSF.
b) Student athletes who have been awarded an IT, NT** or Belofte status by a sports club affiliated with NOC*NSF.
c) 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.
d) Student athletes who are part of the competition selection for student rowing club TSR-Vidar, confirmed by the Vice President of TSR-Vidar.
e) Student entrepreneurs enrolled at Brabant Startup Alliance.
f) 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.
g) 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.
h) 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.
i) Student 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 skills.
2.3 A student with a Talent as referred to in Article 2 (2) informs their OC within 2 weeks of receiving their Talent status.
2.4. An application for Dual Career status is submitted to the DCO and is formally confirmed by the Executive Board.
*See NOC*NSF status regulations of May 9, 2016 (www.nocnsf.nl)
**IT: International Talent; NT: National Talent
Article 3. Financial and educational support
3.1 Dual Career Students as referred to in Article 2 can be supported financially and facilitated academically.
Article 4. Financial support
4.1 The profile fund regulation apply to applications regarding financial support for Dual Career Students within Tilburg University, with the corresponding conditions and criteria.
4.2 Dual Career Students as referred to in Article 2 (except Article 2.d) may apply for financial support for international training camps and competitions. A maximum sum of €500 per student per calendar year can be paid out provided the Dual Career Student meets the following requirements:
a) The application must be submitted before the event to the DCO in accordance with the guidelines set by the DCO.
b) After the event, the Dual Career Student must submit evidence (receipts, proof of participation, written report) to the DCO on the basis of which payment can be made.
4.3 Dual Career Students as referred to in Article 2 and who play hockey at the highest national level may be eligible for a Hockey Grant.
a) A Hockey Grant amounts to either €1.250 or €750 per academic year, depending on the hockey club for which the athlete competes at the highest national level (HC Tilburg €1,250; all other clubs €750).
b) Dual Career Students must submit their application to the DCO during the academic year in accordance with the guidelines set by the DCO.
c) The Hockey Grant is awarded on the basis of both athletic and academic performance. In the event of surplus applications, the sporting and academic results could be decisive.
d) The Hockey Grant is paid out annually in arrears.
Article 5. Educational support
5.1 Applications for educational support may relate to any of the following:
a) exemption from compulsory participation in lectures and group assignments,
b) an alternative option for attending classes,
c) other and/or additional assessment times,
d) substitute assignments,
e) an alternative option for sitting exams.
5.2 The facilities referred to in Paragraph 1 of this Article are solely designed to help students successfully complete their studies within a reasonable timeframe while practicing their second career at top-level.
Article 6. Procedure for educational support
6.1 At the beginning of or prior to the academic year, students, as referred to in Article 2, draw up a plan integrating studies, performance, and their Talent activities for the relevant academic year in consultation with the DCO and the OC. This plan should include the following:
a) the minimum academic progress to be made in the relevant academic year,
b) an indication of the moment of graduation,
c) a schedule for the relevant academic year (training schedule/competition timetables), and,
d) possible challenges to be faced as a result of combining their talent activities and academic timetables and the corresponding educational support requested.
6.2 The DCO, OC, and the lecturers involved discuss the educational support requested by the
student with a Dual Career.
6.3 Dual Career Students as referred to in Article 2 can receive a certificate as proof of their dual career. Requests can be made at the DCO.
Article 7. Sports facilities
7.1 All students can purchase a sports membership from the Sports Center. Dual Career Students as referred to in Article 2 (with the exception of 2.2.e, 2.2.g, 2.2.h and 2.2.i) have the opportunity to earn back the subscription fee by actively promoting the University (including being visible in the sports center). This is done in consultation with and approval of the DCO at all times.
7.2 Applications for recovering the subscription fee through participation in a promotional event as referred to in Paragraph 1 must be submitted to the DCO prior to the event in question.
Article 8. Dual Career Students in the media
8.1 Dual Career Students as referred to in Article 2 agree to and cooperate with the publication of their athletic accomplishments;
a) The Dual Career Student shall provide the DCO with a recent, royalty-free (sports) action photo that can and may be used by Tilburg University in its media communications.
b) The Dual Career Student will keep the DCO informed of major and important events in which the Dual Career Student participates and permits Tilburg University to use the, or adaptations of the, information in Tilburg University’s media communication of.
c) The Dual Career Student agrees to having an profile that is publicly visible in Tilburg University’s Sports Center.
Article 9. Final provisions
9.1 These regulations come into effect on September 1, 2018, with the exception of Article 2.2.e through 2.2.i; these will come into effect on January 1, 2019.
9.2 These regulations will be published on the Tilburg University website (as attachment to the Student Charter).
9.3 These regulations shall be cited as ‘Tilburg University Dual Career Regulations’.