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Horizon fund

If you would like to go abroad during your Bachelor's or Master's programme to study, to do research, to do an internship, to take a summer- or winter course, or to participate in a conference, and if you have not yet received a grant or subsidy from the European Union, you can apply for a grant via the Horizon fund. The amount of money contained awarded by the grant depends on the destination.


You will find an overview of the destinations and their connected grants below.

Destination Grant
Europe €200
Middle East, North Africa, Israel, Russia, Turkey €300
USA and Canada €400
Asia, Central and Southern Africa, Central and South America €500
Australia and New Zealand €600

Application deadlines

There are three separate deadlines each academic year:

  • 15 October
  • 15 January
  • 15 June

Please note: we need your application in the same academic year as your period abroad.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for a grant via the Horizon fund, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • You are enrolled at the UvA's Faculty of Humanities as a full-time student;
  • At the time of departure, you have obtained 60 ECTS;
  • For you stay abroad, you will receive no grants or subsidies from the European Union (such as the Erasmus grant). 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, additional requirements apply. All students who apply for the Horizon Fund and are going abroad in the first semester need to sign an indemnification form. This document will clearly explain that any loss arising from a cancellation or interruption of your time abroad is at your own risk. After you apply we will send you the indemnffication form that applies to your plans abroad. Please have a look at the outbound Study Abroad FAQ where you can read more about UvA policy regarding travelling abroad in times of Covid-19.

Application procedure

To apply for a Horizon grant, please fill in the online application form below. In this form, please explain the nature of your stay abroad, its academic component, and the added value the stay will have for your academic career. The following documents should be attached as PDF files: 

  • Official transcript of your list of marks, sorted by date (via the Education Desk)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Budget (please use this Nuffic form, which, unfortunately, is only available in Dutch)
  • Passport photo

Admission to and payment of the grant

The admission procedure is taken care of by a commission that will judge your application when it comes to motivation, added value to your academic career, study progress and extra-curricular activities. 

If you have been admitted, you will receive your grant after you have returned from your stay abroad. Conditions for payment are that you:

  • must submit proof of your stay abroad, such as a statement given by your host institution (this is provided by the International Office) or a list of marks;
  • must submit a report (which may be used, anonymously, for information purposes).