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Grants and funds at the University of Amsterdam

The UvA offers the following financial support to students who are going to study abroad.

No Dutch student grant (Studiefinanciering) while abroad

Important: if you receive the Dutch study grant (Studiefinanciering) as a non-Dutch student due to employment (working hours and work contract), you will not be able to receive this grant during your study abroad period (you are not able to meet the employment requirement during the stay abroad). For more information on this please contact DUO directly.

  • Erasmus grant

    Students participating in an Erasmus programme are eligible for a special grant. The exact amount depends on the duration of your stay and your destination.You can obtain a grant for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months. The grant is from €150 to €250 per month depending upon destination.

    Additional Erasmus grant for students with special needs

    Students with a disability are able to apply for an additional Erasmus grant. This grant intends to meet the additional costs which come from studying abroad such as sign language interpreter, wheelchair accessible accommodation, additional medical expenses.

  • Amsterdam University Fund

    As an international student, it will be difficult to apply for scholarships and funds, as for most Dutch scholarships you will need the Dutch nationality and for scholarships in your home country you will need to be enrolled in a university there as well. One of the few funds you may apply for is the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF).

    The AUF manages a number of funds for which students can make a financial request. There are grants available for both individual trips and group trips, on the condition that these are organized by and for UvA students. There are strict deadlines throughout the year.

  • Horizon Fund (only for students of the faculty of Humanities)

    The Faculty of Humanities considers it important that students receive international exposure whilst studying, and has therefore created the Horizon fund for this very purpose. As student of the faculty of Humanities, you can apply for a grant from the Horizon fund to help you study abroad for academic purposes.

    Requirements

    • You are enrolled at the University of Amsterdam, faculty of Humanities, as full time student.
    • Your trip abroad has a clear academic purpose and is beneficial for your study
    • You have obtained at least 60 EC in higher education (by the time of your departure)
    • You do not receive any grants or funds from the European Union (such as the Erasmus grant) while abroad.

    Application deadlines

    There are three application deadlines per year: 15 January, 15 June and 15 October. Applications should always be submitted in the same academic year in which the foreign study trip will take place.

  • Internationalisation Fund Child Development and Education (for CDE students only)
    • The Internationalisation Fund Child Development and Education is a compensation for expenses made for travel and accommodation abroad.  Only students in a study programme of the College or Graduate School of Child Development and Education can apply for this fund when they are going abroad as part of their studies. The level of the grant depends on the length of stay and is €500,- maximum.

    Requirements:

    • During the time abroad you are registered as a student at the UvA, in a programme of the College/Graduate School of Child Development and Education
    • Your trip abroad has a clear academic purpose and is part of your study;
    • Your stay abroad is approved for your programme (Int. Office, internship supervisor or master coordinator);
    • You do not receive any grants from the European Union (such as the Erasmus grant) while abroad;
    • Upon return the student writes a reflection report on experiences abroad and how these are added value for the study programme and personal development of the student.

    Number of scholarships & Application deadlines:

    • 5 for Bachelor’s students, application deadline 1 February
    • 5 for Master's students, application deadline 1 February
    • 5 for Master's students, application deadline 1 April
  • Internationalisation Fund Psychology (for Psychology students only)

    The Internationalisation Fund Psychology is a compensation for expenses made for travel and accommodation abroad.  Students in a study programme in Psychology can apply for this fund when they’re going abroad for:

    • Study
    • Internship
    • Research
    • Summer school or winter school

    Requirements (among other things):

    • During your time abroad you’re registered as a fulltime student at the UvA, in a programme of the College/ Graduate School of Psychology;
    • You’re going abroad for at least 4 weeks;
    • You can demonstrate that your stay abroad has an academic component and added value for your studies here;
    • Your stay abroad is approved for your programme (Int. Office, internship supervisor or master coordinator);
    • You do not receive an Erasmus+ grant for this study period abroad.

    Application deadlines

    Applications can be submitted all year, until at least 2 months before departure.

  • Grants for summer and winter schools

    A number of UvA partner universities organise summer and winter schools. You can find an overview of the available grants and discounts on the website of the Office of International Student Affairs.

    A number of countries offer grants for summer courses via a so-called Cultural Treaty, such as Czech Republic, Denmark and Norway. The application deadline usually occurs between 1 January and 1 April.