Frequently Asked Questions and answers

Why offer this scheme if you do not agree with the conclusions of the report?
We want to create clarity for those concerned and avoid costly and time-consuming legal proceedings. At the same time we wish to protect the reputation of this programme. Naturally, we take the Minister’s appeal in this connection to heart.

Why are not all costs reimbursed to you if you qualify?
We are of the opinion that we have delivered the programme for which the higher fees were charged. Students attended a high quality study programme. What is more, we disagree with the Inspectorate’s conclusions, as explained in the EUR’s  response to the Inspectorate’s report. Also, we wish to appropriately spent the university’s resources which are intended for financing its primary education and research tasks. That is why we offer partial reimbursement.

Is the amount paid out in one go?
Yes. The amount is determined on the basis of your personal situation and this is approved by the parties involved subsequently. If the settlement agreement is signed by all parties, the amount will be paid within thirty (30) days to the indicated bank account.

Until when can I apply for the Ex-Gratia Scheme?
You can apply for the scheme up to and including 15 January 2020. After this date, the arrangement is no longer in force.

I qualify for the compensation arrangement, but I was granted a scholarship. What now?
You are eligible for the 50% reimbursement of the amount you paid for the flat fee. In the case of a scholarship, you therefore receive 50% of the amount that was left over from the study costs after deduction of the scholarship. We recommend that you sign up for the compensation arrangement.