Guidelines for Trust Fund Procedure

Students at DAS Theatre may qualify for financial support from the DasArts Trust Fund Foundation. As from 1 January 2014 the following guidelines apply.
Contact: John Meijerink, the trust fund treasurer.

The Trust Fund offers students on the DAS Theatre course help in cases of severe financial difficulty or unexpected expenses. The payments are intended for expenditure that is essential in order to continue studying (visa, travel expenses, insurance premiums, etc.). The Trust Fund does not contribute to tuition fees or expenses involved in the Individual Trajectory or the Master Proof.

Applications can be made to the Trust Fund by people who are enrolled as students at DAS Theatre and have paid their tuition fees, with no restrictions by age or nationality. No requests will be accepted from students in interim years or from ex-students.

Requests should be made in writing; they must provide clear justification and display sound financial underpinning. This must show which other steps the applicant has already taken to cover his financial needs (income earned by working, loan, other funds, etc.).

Each year the Trust Fund uses a maximum of 50% of its capital to provide support for students. This budget is set on the basis of the capital available on 1 January of that year. The maximum support available to each student is 2,000 euro per calendar year.

Applications can be made at any time in the course of the year. In order to achieve the fairest possible distribution of funds, the following preferred terms apply: applications for the autumn semester (September – January) before 1st October, for the spring semester (February – July) before 1st February.

The administrators of the Trust Fund decide what sums will be paid out on the basis of the applications submitted and the budget available. Applicants will in principle be informed within three weeks whether their request has been accepted or rejected. The administrators do not enter into any further discussion on their decisions.

All applications are dealt with in confidence.