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Student grant

The Amsterdam University Fund does not award general study grants. One-off exceptions may occasionally be made under certain circumstances. These grants exist thanks to the support of Amsterdam University Fund donors.

Students who are looking for support to finance a Master abroad are not eligible for a study grant.

Study grant for UvA students

The Amsterdam University Fund will occasionally award a one-off, specific study grant. This grant is awarded only in exceptional cases.

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

T: +31 (0)20 525 2138

How to apply? Study 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. 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;
  • 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

Study grant for medical students

Medical students are eligible to apply for a stuy grant from the Spinoza Foundation. This grant is awarded only in exceptional cases. For further details, please contact Ms N.V. Blankendal of the International Office AMC. 
T: 020–5665088