Due to more strict rules we do not accept travel reimbursement requests over €100. 

Which public transport card do we accept:

  • We urge Dutch students to apply for a "week OV-studentenkaart", because our Programme has limited means for reimbursing travel expenses. 
  • This is a link to apply for a personal OV-chipcard for traveling with public transport in the Netherlands.
  • In case the price of a reduction card is less than the difference of normally priced train tickets and reduced train tickets are used to attend Mastermath courses, the student can apply for reimbursement of the NS-discount card. We accept 'Dal voordeel' and 'Altijd Voordeel' subscription. 
  • Foreign students who do not have a bank account yet are allowed to use OVpay. Add your personal details in the app, to ensure the overview you provide is on your name. 

Who can request for travel reimbursement:

  • Students enrolled in a mathematics master, and registered for a Mastermath course, can apply for travel reimbursement.
  • PhD students cannot apply for reimbursement for travel expenses.

What can be reimbursed:

  • Mastermath reimburses travel by public transit, second class, from the city of the home university of the student to the venue of the course (train and local transit in the city where the course will take place, also bike rental: OV fiets). Travel by car will not be reimbursed.
  • Travel from another city can only be reimbursed when the costs are less and if this is requested in advance by email to contact@mastermath.nl.
  • Travel expenses for courses that take place in the city of the home university are not reimbursed.

How to request reimbursement:

  • Prepare an OV-chipcard overview (or if you have a Flex subscribion use MyNS or if you use OVpay go to their website) of the travels including prices made for Mastermath courses (please note that you need a registered/personal OV-chipcard). Please make sure your overview contains no private travel. 
  • Submit your request using the reimbursement form.
  • We request that you submit your reimbursement claims monthly. As a guideline: please avoid reimbursement claims over 100 euro.
  • You will receive reimbursement within 8 weeks. 
  • Travel reimbursement for the current academic year closes on 31 July. Please submit your reimbursement requests before that date.
Last modified: Thursday, 2 November 2023, 2:45 PM