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Scholarships and loans

Scholarships and loans

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. For that reason, it has established several scholarship programmes specifically designed to offer talented and motivated international students the opportunity to pursue a degree at the UvA.

UvA scholarships

International students can apply for various scholarships to cover their studies at the UvA. The University offers three scholarships for exceptionally talented students from outside Europe: 

Amsterdam Excellence Scholarship

Amsterdam Merit Scholarship

University Fund (AUF)

The Amsterdam University Fund (Stichting Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds) is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam Alumni Association (AUV) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Fund operates as an independent foundation.

Grant application for students and student associations

Faculty scholarships

Each faculty also has a variety of scholarships aimed at international students. Choose a faculty below to find out more about faculty-specific scholarships.

Economics and Business




Social and Behavioural Sciences

Other financial aid information

Other financial aid: scholarships, loans, studying abroad

Studiefinanciering (for Dutch students)

Beurzen (for Dutch students)