8.8 Clarity Aspects

This section describes the way in which Tilburg University deals with the aspects from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science memorandum on Clarity in the Funding of Higher Education (dated August 29, 2003) and its supplement of August 27, 2004.

 1. Outsourcing programs (or parts thereof) registered in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Program (CROHO)

In 2021, Tilburg University did not contract out any programs to private organizations or other institutions.

2. Investment of public funds in private activities

In 2021, Tilburg University invested public funds amounting to €108,000 in the implementation of private activities. This had to do with expenses for guarantees provided for temporary (emergency) accommodations for students, as well as for the costs of transportation to and from Tilburg University. Tilburg University has chosen this coverage because of the temporary nature of the guarantees and accommodations, the societal function of education, and the social well-being of our students, which is already under additional strain (due in part to COVID-19).

3. Granting of exemptions

Tilburg University grants extensions only at the request of individual students. Exemptions are granted by the Examining Board. The grounds on which exemptions may be granted are specified in the Education and Examination Regulations. Exemptions are registered in the student file.

4. Funding of foreign students

Tilburg University does not register foreign students unless they have met all conditions for enrollment. Enrolled students are eligible for funding only if they are in compliance with the relevant legislation and regulations. Exchange students and foreign students who are following only part of a program are registered as contract students in accordance with the regulations for contract students in contract teaching, as applicable within Tilburg University, and they are not exchanged with the Netherlands Education Executive Agency (DUO).

5. Tuition fees not paid by the student and program participation by University staff

The enrollment procedures of Tilburg University are in accordance with legislation and regulations surrounding this topic. Tilburg University does not spend any funding from the national government to compensate in any way for tuition fees paid by students. If tuition fees are paid by third parties on behalf of a student, this is explicitly stated on the authorization issued by the student.

In 2021, a total of 651 employees were enrolled in educational programs at Tilburg University. They met their own tuition fee requirements.

6. Students taking modules

Students who are taking only part of an educational program are enrolled as contract students, in accordance with the regulations for contract students in contract teaching. These students are not exchanged with the Netherlands Education Executive Agency (DUO).

7. Students following other programs

Students indicate the program (or programs) for which they wish to apply and be enrolled directly through Studielink, without intervention by Tilburg University. Tilburg University does not enroll students in programs other than those for which they have applied.

8. Customized programs for companies or organizations

No customized programs for companies or organizations were organized in 2021.

Number of students to be counted for funding purposes

Tilburg University registers students who have met all enrollment requirements and for whom all funding requirements have also been met as funded students in the basic education register for higher education (BRON-HO). Programs that have been successfully completed are also registered as funded in BRON-HO if all funding requirements have been met.