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The University of Amsterdam has a centuries-long tradition of helping students and scientists to realize their academic dreams. Via the Amsterdam University Fund, alumni and friends from around the world help make the university’s mission possible: to engage minds, pursue knowledge and enrich the world at large.

By choosing to make a gift to the Amsterdam University fund you are supporting research, heritage conservation, student services or scholarships at the University of Amsterdam. You can give your support in a number of ways.

  • Annual Fund

    Each year, the Amsterdam University Fund raises funds among alumni, employees and friends of the UvA during the Annual Fundraising Campaign. The contributions are put towards special projects that would be unable to continue without extra funding.

    Get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

    Email: universiteitsfonds@uva.nl
    Phone: (+31) 20 525 6053

    View the Annual Fund Projects 2019

  • Bequests

    A bequest to the Amsterdam University Fund is an investment in the future of science and scholarship at the University of Amsterdam, one that will enable new generations of students and researchers to learn and contribute to the world of tomorrow.

    If you do not leave a will upon your death, your estate will be distributed among your heirs as dictated by law or, should you leave no heirs, devolve instead to the state. If you wish to determine who will legally be entitled what part of your estate, it is advisable to have a lawyer draw up a will on your behalf. Among the beneficiaries you can name in a will are also charities. Similar to living donations, bequests to charities can also offer certain tax advantages.

    Legacy or testamentary disposition

    If you are considering including the Amsterdam University Fund in your will, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss options for putting your donation to the best possible use. The University Fund has extensive experience with bequests and can answer any questions you may have. Bequests can take the form of a legacy or a testamentary disposition. A legacy means that you leave a specific amount or an item of property such as a painting, book collection, share portfolio or building. Alternatively, if you wish to bequeath a percentage of your inheritance to the Amsterdam University Fund, you can opt for a testamentary disposition.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions relating to wills, testamentary dispositions, legacies or gift tax, you can contact us

  • Named Endowment Fund

    Named endowment funds are separate funds within the Amsterdam University Fund set up by donors for a specific purpose. As the donor, you determine the beneficiary, the conditions and the name of the fund – perhaps your name or that of a loved one. 

    You can establish a named endowment fund with a donation starting from EUR 30,000. If you would like to set up a long-term named endowment fund that only disburses interest accrued over the capital, the minimum donation is EUR 50,000. Named endowment funds can be established via a living donation or a bequest, and have a favourable tax structure.

    Support an existing fund

    If you identify with the aims of an existing named endowment fund, you can also opt to support to that fund. The Amsterdam University Fund administers more than 60 such funds. Please refer to the Overview of named endowment funds for individual fund details.

    Other funding options

    If you are interested in making a donation but do not wish to do so via a new or existing named endowment fund, please contact us to discuss the possibilities for supporting the area of your choice. We will be more than happy to explain the options.

    Email: universiteitsfonds@uva.nl
    Phone: (+31) 20 525 6053

  • How to give

    The Amsterdam University Fund is a recognised charity under Dutch law, meaning that your donation may entitle you to a tax deduction, depending on your situation and country of residence. Favourable tax arrangements also exist for donors in the United States. Please consult your tax adviser for further information.

    Donating as a Dutch tax payer

    If you live in The Netherlans you can donate using this form.

    You can also transfer your donation to the bank account of the Amsterdam University Fund. Our banks details are as follows:

    IBAN: NL24ABNA0453215653
    BIC: ABNANL2A

    If you want to donate with maximum tax benefits you must fill out a donation agreement to make a periodic gift for at least five years. 

    Donating from eurozone countries

    There are several options for making your donation.

    1. SEPA Direct Debit Mandate  
      You can authorise the Amsterdam University Fund to deduct a specific amount from your bank account, either as a one-off payment or as a recurrent annual payment. To arrange a mandate, simply complete the SEPA Direct Debit Mandate form.
    2. Banks transfer
      You can transfer your donation to the bank account of the Amsterdam University Fund. Our banks details are as follows: IBAN: NL24ABNA0453215653; BIC: ABNANL2A. 

    Donating from the United States

    Donors living in the United States can enjoy a tax deduction on gifts made to the Amsterdam University Fund via the ‘University of Amsterdam Fund’. This fund is part of the Netherland America Foundation (NAF) and is recognised as a charity by the US Inland Revenue Service. 

    Gifts by credit card or cheque

    Go to the page of the University of Amsterdam Fund on the website of the Netherland-America Foundation, fill out the form and make your payment.

    Gifts by bank transfer

    Gifts can also be transferred directly to the Netherland America Foundation's bank account IBAN: NL25ABNA0416292003; BIC: ABNANL2A, stating ‘University of Amsterdam Fund’ in the description.

    Donating from other countries

    Donors, living in any country, can donate by making an international wire transfer to our bank account.

    • Account name:
    Amsterdam University Fund (or in Dutch: Stichting Amsterdams Universiteitfonds)
    • IBAN:
    NL 24 ABNA 0453215653
    • BIC (Bank Identifier Code):
    ABNANL2A
    • Local currency:
    EURO
    • Name of the bank:
    ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
    • Address of the bank:
    Gustav Mahlerlaan 10
    1082 PP Amsterdam
    • Address of the Amsterdam University Fund:
    Spui 21
    1012 WX Amsterdam