Requesting a Supporting Statement
e.g. for RAS (Graduation Support Scheme , BSA (Binding recommendation on study continuation), DUO (housing), insurances
You should always first contact the academic counselor at your faculty should you experience a study delay due to unforeseen circumstances such as: illness, disabilities (such as dyslexia), unforeseen familial complications and/or psychological problems. He/She will inform and advise you on (financial) support available, as well as help you in the application process for RAS, BSA, DUO, etc.
In many instances a request for support must be accompanied by an expert statement from a psychologist or a medical expert. Should you require an expert statement from a university-contracted doctor, you should contact Student Health Care (SGZ) via +31(0)15-2121507 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you require a supporting statement from a psychologist: please follow the 7-step procedure described below.
Note: only fully completed requests will be accepted.
- Download and fill in the information form as precisely as possible.
- Write a detailed 'personal statement' of what happened during the period in which you started to fall behind in your studies.
- Should you have received treatment from a support professional outside TU Delft, we need information regarding the treatment. You are required to ask the professional that treated you to answer the questions in this letter.
- Email the fully completed information form) together with your 'personal statement' , any additional treatment information and/or other relevant information (for instance in case of decease a copy of the death certificate) to email@example.com. Please indicate in the subject box what support procedure the statement is required for.
- On receiving all relevant information you will be invited to meet one of the psychologists as soon as possible.
- Should the psychologist see grounds for a supportive statement, it will usually be given to you right after the appointment.
- Report to the academic counsellor again and bring the 'personal statement' (you may omit personal issues that you reported to the psychologist) + the supporting statement. The academic counsellor will then write the final statement to be assessed as part of the decision-making process on your support application.