Financial support for student board members

If you are a student board member, you may receive financial support from Radboud University. You will be given this type of support because of the study delay that you may incur due to the work that you are carrying out for the student organisation. 

Amount of financial support

You are entitled to support if the administrative activities that you are carrying out in a student organisation have been acknowledged by the Executive Board (CvB), and via assessment it is decided that you will receive financial support. This type of support is a gift and it is tax free. The amount of financial support for the 2022-2023 academic year is €308,81 per month. 

The financial support will be granted to the student organisation for which you are carrying out administrative work. All student organisations that are entitled to financial support, will receive an email for requesting it at the beginning of September. You will find the amount of financial support for your student organisation in the attached document 'distribution financial support'. The amount of support will be divided equally among the board members. For example, if your organisation receives eight months’ worth of financial support for four board members, each member will receive two months’ worth of support.

If your organisation is entitled to nine months of financial support or more, you will need to write a personal plan. This plan will need to be submitted before 1 November in the academic year in which you are due to receive the financial support. You can submit your plan in OSIRIS. For this purpose, please use the manual 'Guidelines Personal Plan' below. 

Assessment

The amount of financial support that student organisations receive from Radboud University is determined by a biennial assessment. An interim voluntary assessment may also be requested. For this purpose, please use the 'Administrative Load Assessment Form'. Assessment takes place in the fall of each year, and is in effect from the academic year that follows.

The administrative load will be reviewed during the assessment and once this has been carried out, the administrative load and the corresponding financial support can subsequently be adjusted upwards or downwards. The assessment will be carried out by an assessment committee and the Executive Board (CvB). Find out more about the assessment committee’s criteria and methodology in the Profiling Fund Regulation

Mandatory assessment

Student organisations are assessed every three years. During this assessment, the administrative load of the student organisations will be compared with each other. The assessment committee will invite the student organisations to take part in the mandatory assessment. The first mandatory assessment is in the fall of 2022, after that in the fall of 2025.

Voluntary assessment

You can also have your student organisation assessed voluntarily. This may be useful for new student organisations, organisations that have not previously received any financial support or organisations that have grown considerably in any one year, which has subsequently resulted in an increased administrative load.

Collaboration with HAN University of Applied Sciences

Only Radboud University students will receive financial support from the university. If your board also includes HAN students, you will also need to report to HAN, which carries out an assessment every year.

You will need to submit your request before 15 October if: 

  • Your student organisation has not previously received any financial support from HAN, or; 
  • Your student organisation’s accreditation has expired. 

In all other cases, HAN will contact you about the assessment. Your request will need to be submitted before 15 November. 

If you have any questions, please contact HAN as soon as possible by sending an email to bestuursbeurzen [at] han.nl.

Additional support

If your student organisation has organised activities that have resulted in an extra administrative load, your organisation may request additional support. This is called 'incidental financial support' and can be requested for the current academic year. The deadline for this request is 1 March. For this purpose, please use the 'Request for Incidental Financial Support' form. 

Your request will be reviewed by an assessment committee, which will examine the magnitude of the additional administrative load in relation to the target group for the activities. A maximum of 100 months of extra support may be granted per academic year.