Help our students in need!

90% reached

€ 90.474 Raised
€ 100.000 Our goal

 

Update March 19, 2021 We have now been able to help 30 students through the emergency fund to reduce their financial worries so that they can focus on their studies. Some of them have graduated. This would not have been possible without your help. Unfortunately, the fund is now almost empty while we are still receiving applications from students deserving support. We therefore ask for your support again so that we can also help these students to the finish line!

We are all experiencing on a daily basis the consequences of the quickly spreading coronavirus. This is a time of great uncertainty, also for Wageningen students. The university is doing its absolute best to help them through these tough times. Nonetheless, there are still students who were already facing difficulties and now require extra support. They have to delay their studies and find themselves in acute financial need because of ceasing income.

A small financial contribution can go a very long way for these students. University Fund Wageningen has therefore set up an emergency fund which, with your support, can ensure that everyone can continue their studies safely and securely. The WUR mission is ‘to connect for quality of life’ and that has perhaps never been more relevant!

Please help and make a donation today. If we all give a little, together we can make an enormous difference in students’ lives.

University Fund Wageningen and WUR will jointly ensure that your contribution is used where it matters most.

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News updates

Featured: The emergency fund in Wageningen World magazine. 'I didn't imagine I would ever not have enough money for food.'

17/03/2021 | 13:34

The emergency fund for students has been featured in the latest edition of Wageningen World, the magazine of Wageningen University & Research. Did you miss it? You can read it again below! The article and the entire magazine can also be found here. 

This student was helped thanks to you!

28/10/2020 | 17:14

Thanks to your donation and all other heartwarming donations, we have already helped 22 students who found themselves in financial need due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. And applications are still coming in! We would like to share this response of a student that we have helped thanks to you. "As the corona outbreak developed and I was forcefully sent back to my home country I encountered one of my biggest obstacles in my academic life. Amidst the quarantine returning back to Wageningen for the next year seemed unattainable. As time went by more difficulties appeared on the horizon. From my mother being layed off to personal and economic issues in my family, things were layering up into a mentally devastating cycle. I must say that I thought about quitting studying several nights before going to sleep. Besides, the most frustrating aspect about me considering giving up on my academic career was fuelled not by a lack of passion but by technical/economic issues. Things were pretty rough I must say. I remember one day scrolling down the MyPortal WURnews widget and seeing an announcement for an emergency fund that students could apply to. I honestly didn’t believe I could receive a scholarship. Luckily, I was fortunate to be granted an emergency fund that allows me to continue my studies. This emergency fund, in a time where I was desperate and anxious, felt like a major step in my student life. It is both my safety net and stepping-stone to go back to Wageningen and believe me I couldn’t be more grateful for it." - Student MSc Forest and Nature Conservation

 

Is my donation on this crowdfunding platform tax-deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax-deductible. The Wageningen University Fund is registered with the tax authorities as a Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI) and therefore any gift, also to crowdfunding, is deductible from income tax under the terms and conditions of the Dutch tax authorities. This applies if you pay taxes in the Netherlands.

 

Why do I have to fill out so many details when I want to donate?

It is possible to donate anonimously. To do so, please check the box of 'Don't show my name to website visitors'. If this has gone wrong, you can contact ufw@wur.nl and we will manually change it. In any case, only your first name will be visible on the platform. 

To be able to thank you we ask for your email adress and your name. Because this project does not offer any returns or thank you gifts, we do not ask for your adress.