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Group travel grant

Students and study associations organising a group overseas trip for UvA students can apply for a grant from the Amsterdam University Fund. These grants exist thanks to the support of Amsterdam University Fund donors. Group trips must include a minimum of five people.

Group trips must include a minimum of five people.

Supplementary contribution

Group travel grants are not intended to cover the whole cost of the trip; rather, they are a supplementary contribution. The grant will be awarded in advance of the trip. You will be required to submit a report and your final accounts afterwards.

The Amsterdam University Fund does not award grants for study trips that are required as a component of a degree programme and which qualify for credits.

How to apply? Group travel grant application checklist

Applications will only be considered if they include all of the required information. Please ensure your application form is fully completed and includes all the required attachments. Please send these attachments as PDF. 

Applications must include:

  • an itemised budget (download);
  • a signed and dated cover letter explaining your grant request. The cover letter is an opportunity to show persuasively that the grant is deserved and will be used to good effect. The cover letter is also an opportunity to explain how the group overseas trip delivers added value (academic or otherwise) to the UvA degree programme;
  • a description of the group trip and its proposed itinerary;
  • a list of participating students with their student ID numbers;
  • a personal letter of recommendation specific to this study trip from one or more lecturers;
  • confirmation from the College/Graduate School director responsible for the degree programme in question that they approve of the proposed trip.

Deadlines application

The following deadlines apply to group travel grant applications:

  • 1 March (for departures between 1 May and 31 July);
  • 1 June (for departures between 1 August and 31 October);
  • 15 September (for departures between 1 November and 31 January);
  • 1 November (for departures between 1 February and 30 April).

Submit your application using the online form and include all the required information. 

Submit your application

Report requirements

Your report needs to cover the following topics:

  • description of the purpose of the trip (building contacts with other students, company visits, participating in workshops, etc.);
  • academic added value of the trip;
  • academic contacts made (fellow students, lecturers, etc.);
  • how the academic culture differed to that of the UvA;
  • did the trip achieve its objectives?

The report can be up to two sides of A4 or 1,000 words. 

Travel reports can be used in our communications with donors to inform them about the expenditures of the funds.

We would appreciate it if you could provide a few photos of the trip. Ideally these would be photos of the group, or some its members, taking part in an activity, excursion or visit, and/or pictured against a recognisable image of the destination, such as an iconic building or structure or the skyline.Please provide the photos as high-resolution jpg files (larger than 1MB in size). We will always ask you for permission first if we plan to use one of your photos for our website, online newsletter or other publications. We will not be able to reimburse you for the use of any photos.

You should submit your report, with your photos as separate jpg files, within three weeks of your return home, and include your name and phone number. Please send them to: