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Administrative Body Membership Grant for student organisation board members

Last modified on 15-08-2023 15:51
Are you a board member of a recognised student or study association, foundation or student organisation? You may be eligible for an Administrative Body Membership Grant.Apply for an Administrative Body Membership Grant
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Being a board member sometimes takes up so much time that students fall behind and face delays in completing their studies. The purpose of the Administrative Body Membership Grant is to provide compensate for situations like this. Each board member must apply for an Administrative Body Membership Grant individually.

Who qualifies?

To qualify, you must have an administrative position on the board of:

  • a student association
  • a study association
  • a student foundation
  • another student organisation (an editing team, for example)

Recognised student organisation

The study association, student association or student organisation of which you're a board member must be recognised by the UvA within the framework of the Profiling Fund regulations ('Regeling Profileringsfonds' in Dutch).

Individual requirements

Besides being a board member of a recognised student organisation, you must also meet the following requirements:

  • You are or have been entitled to a study grant from DUO and be paying the statutory tuition fees (this requirement will not apply to international students).
  • During your year on the board, you must be registered as a full-time student and also have been enrolled as such in the previous academic year.
  • During your enrolment at the UvA, you must not already have received 24 months of financial assistance via a Membership of an Administrative Body Grant.

How many (grant) months can I apply for?

The current list of recognised student organisations shows how many grant months your organisation has been awarded. The number of months awarded will depend on a number of factors, including the number of members and the extent of administrative activities.

This means that board members your organisation must divide up the total number of (grant) months to which it is entitled and enter the specifics on the division document. Check in advance that everyone meets the individual requirements.

If you're a board member within a board that changes during the course of the academic year, rather than at the beginning, bear in mind the following:

  • The total number of (grant) months to which the board is entitled in the academic year must be divided between both boards
  • If your term of office is divided over two academic years, you will need to apply for a grant twice: once for the (grant) months to which you are entitled in one academic year and then again for the remaining months to which you are entitled in the next academic year.


You will receive €300 per (grant) month allocated.

Deadline to apply

Each board member submits a grant application individually between 1 September and 1 November (at the latest), at the beginning of the academic year in which you are a board member. Only board members of boards that change their board members at other (agreed) intervals will submit the application later, but always within 2 months of the change at the very latest.

Submit your application

You can submit an application for an Administrative Body Membership Grant online. Make sure you include the following documents with your application:

Important: submit your grant application even if it is not complete yet. You can add the missing documents later.

What happens after you submit your application?

Once you submit your application, you'll receive confirmation by email. 

  • If your application is approved, a notification to this effect will be sent to your correspondence address. You will receive the money (in one lump sum or monthly) on your account within several weeks.
  • If your application is rejected, a notification to this effect will be emailed to you. The decision will include an objection clause.


Grants for 1 to 5 (grant) months inclusive will be paid in one lump sum at the end of the board year. Grants for 6 (grant) months or more will be paid monthly during the board year.


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