Help UM students in dire financial straits!

from € 100.000 (78%)

The corona crisis poses many challenges to our society. Right here on our doorstep, it has plunged some international students in particular into an extremely precarious situation. Imagine being stuck virtually all day every day in a small student room, alone, far away from your loved ones.

The bar/restaurant/company where you have a student job is closed, existing provisions by the state are inadequate and your parents are not in a position to help financially. You are desperately trying to stretch what little money you have left to make ends meet. But you barely have enough to cover your basic needs, such as shelter and food...

This dire situation is currently a reality for some students, who are, understandably, very concerned about their future. Maastricht University is working hard to help wherever possible and to prevent the situation from escalating. But in some distressing cases, the need for financial support is acute. These students urgently need help to tide them over for the coming months and provide them with a semblance of financial security.

Join us in taking action!
Maastricht University and the University Fund Limburg/SWOL are joining forces to ensure that students in a very vulnerable financial situation get through the corona crisis. We urge you - students, employees, alumni, foundations, companies and anyone else with a sense of shared commitment to our university - to join us! As part of our Maastricht family, they deserve our help. Many of these students have already shown  much support  for others in these challenging times, now we can do something for them.

If everyone were to give a small amount, we would already be able to help multiple students. Let’s do it!

Funds will be allocated in close cooperation with the university. Applications will be assessed based on a fixed procedure. Students who are helped will initially receive an interest-free loan via UM. Subsequently, the loan will be converted into a gift upon re-enrolment at Maastricht University or upon obtaining a diploma.

We may not be able to help everyone, but we hope to contribute where the need is greatest.

The time to act is NOW: donate for a great future for every UM student.


UM Crowd is part of University Fund Limburg/SWOL. This Fund is a recognized 'algemeen nut beogende instelling' (ANBI). This hallmark means that your donation is, in principle, tax deductable. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail with a proof of payment after your donation. Click here for more information about ANBI.

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25-05-2020 | 10:51
22-05-2020 | 17:16 Super initiatief! Ga zo door...
22-05-2020 | 17:05 Situation remains tough for many of our students, and I like to help them in different ways.
20-05-2020 | 15:34
20-05-2020 | 15:33
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Let's hit €100,000!

20-05-2020 | 15:44 The Maastricht University emergency fund has financially supported 108 students thus far. This involves a total amount of approximately 74,000 euros. A large portion of that money (41,000 euros) has been raised through crowdfunding. In addition, the University Fund Limburg/SWOL itself has also made funds available, and income from ancillary positions of Executive Board members that normally goes to UM has been deposited into the fund. We are very grateful for all great donations! The emergency fund helps students who are not eligible for other, already existing (Dutch government) schemes that could offer relief in their emergency situation. The applications show that the fund is addressing a clear need. To support all applicants, University Fund Limburg/SWOL and Maastricht University are calling on everyone (once more) to do their part. Let's hit €100,000!
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