What should I consider before submitting my application?
When do I have to submit my application?
There is a strict deadline for applying for an individual travel grant. Even if the trip is not yet definite, the application must be received before the deadline.
- Deadline February 27, 2022 (for departure between May 1 and July 31). Board meeting is on April 7, 2022.
- Deadline May 22, 2022 (for departure between August 1 and October 31). Board meeting is on June 28, 2022.
- Deadline September 4, 2022 (for departure between November 1 and January 31). Board meeting is on October 13, 2022.
- Deadline October 30, 2022 (for departure between February 1 and April 30). Board meeting is on December 15, 2022.
Am I eligible for a grant?
Is it possible for me to apply for a grant when I have applied/was granted an Erasmus scholarship (or any other scholarship)?
There is no objection from the Amsterdam University Fund if another fund also contributes to the financing of your activity.
As a student from abroad, can I apply for a grant from the AUF to study at the UvA?
Unfortunately, the Amsterdam University Fund does not have any funds at its disposal to facilitate the financing of foreign students. An exception to this applies to scholarships to refugee students from the Study without Borders Fund. If this is the case, please contact us.
Which grant best suits my situation?
Consult your student counselor to inform you about all available scholarships for students and PhD students.
Can I apply for a grant in retrospect?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for scholarships after you have already undertaken your activity. It is necessary to apply for a grant prior to the intended activity.
I missed the application deadline, can I still apply?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to submit an application for a grant after the deadline. In exceptional circumstances you can contact us by e-mail via email@example.com. Make sure that your situation and reason for missing the deadline is sufficiently motivated and enclose supporting documents for explanation.
Extra information on the documents
Who should the recommendation letter be from?
The letter of recommendation must be written by at least one lecturer who is involved in the program and must be signed and printed on UvA paper. If an e-mail is submitted, it must be clear that the e-mail was sent from the teacher's e-mail address.
What should be stated in the recommendation letter?
The letter of recommendation should be specific to the applicant. The lecturer is free to decide the contents of the letter of recommendation. It is important for the teacher to motivate why he/she thinks the grant should be awarded to the applicant.
What information must be included in the motivation letter?
It is important to motivate what the personal reasons are for wanting to undertake an activity and to state what the added value is on a personal and academic level by undertaking this activity. The allowed size of the document is a maximum of two pages in A4 format.
I am not able to submit all documents before the application deadline, can I still apply and submit those documents later?
Ensure that the application includes all required attachments. If this is not possible, instead send a document in the required field with an explanation of why the document cannot be submitted and when you plan to provide it to us.
I have uploaded the wrong documents, is it possible to modify my application?
Save the documents with the title: [Request no.]_[Document]. You can find the four-digit reference number with your application. You can then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject '[Request no.] Additional documents'.
Decision, award and payment
When can I expect to receive a decision on my application?
All grant applications will be reviewed during the next board meeting. You will receive an award letter or a rejection letter within two weeks after the board has met.
When can I expect a payment if I was awarded with a grant?
All awarded scholarships will be paid within two weeks upon receipt of travel tickets to the specified destination. The travel tickets can be sent to subsidieaanvragen-auf.nl. An exception to this applies to project grants; these payment dates may differ.
Is there a one-off or monthly payment of the grant?
All grant payments are one-off payments. An exception to this applies to project grants; these payments can be made in installments.
What will be done with the travel report and the photos that have to be submitted?
We would like to be informed of the progress of your activity. We also want to inform our donors about spending from the fund. We may include your travel report in the newsletter and/or annual report of the Amsterdam University Fund. If we intend to use one of your photos for our website, online newsletter or other publications, we will ask for permission.