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Study grant for refugee students

The Amsterdam University Fund awards grants for refugee students. This grant is funded by the Fund Study without Borders (Fonds Studie zonder Grenzen). Refugees who either already study  at the University of Amsterdam or who are admitted as student can apply for this grant.

The grant has a maximum of € 3,000.

For further details about this grant, please contact the Amsterdam University Fund: 

T: +31 (0)20 525 2138

How to apply? 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. If the application is taken into consideration, applicants will be asked to clarify their application in a personal interview with the advisory committee of the  board.

Applications must include:

  • a signed and dated cover letter explaining your grant request. The cover letter is an opportunity to show persuasively that the student grant is deserved and will be used to good effect;
  • a recent CV;
  • a list of academic results (if applicable);
  • a personal letter of recommendation or an email written specifically for the applicant from at least one lecturer involved in the degree programme. The letter needs to be signed and printed on UvA paper. In case of an email it has to be clear that the email has been sent  from the email address of the lecturer;
  • recommendation letter from student counsellor
  • an itemised budget (download).

Submit your application