Applications may be submitted in writing at any time of the year upon some extraordinary events taking place in the social situation of a student or a student’s family. Extraordinary events may include, for example, a long-term, serious illness, death or other significant change in the social situation and they are classified into three categories (minor, moderate, severe), according to regulations for application, which are detailed in the current year’s call for applications.
Applications must always include some documents to prove changes in circumstances (original documents must be presented and submitting copies thereof is sufficient), as well as copies of bank account statement(s) of a student’s sponsor(s). Students who have not applied for a Regular Grant Based on Social Needs must obtain additional certificates. They include a certificate issued by the Central Office for
Administrative and Electronic Public Services (formerly Population Register Office); a certificate to prove earnings of sponsors living in the same household with the applicant; and birth certificate(s) of dependent(s) living in the same household with the applicant, if younger than 7 years. For dependent(s) of over 16 years of age living in the same household with the applicant, certificate(s) proving learner/student status must also be provided. As these certificates are required for the social situation survey process for the Regular Grant Based on Social Needs, you can find more detailed information on such official documents in Presidential Committee Order No. 37/2020. (VI. 29.).
Students having applied for a Regular Grant Based on Social Needs in the given semester are not required to upload these certificates again.