The University of Amsterdam is offering UvA385 Grants for PhD candidates. Grants are available for pursuing PhD degree programme and other various purposes, such as a conference abroad or a business visit to colleagues in another country.

In 2017, the University of Amsterdam is celebrating its 385th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the UvA is introducing a new type of grant, the UvA385 Grant, which enables UvA PhD candidates to acquire international experience.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Grants are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Two-thirds of doctoral positions are in the fields of the natural sciences and medicine, and a third are in social and behavioural sciences, humanities, economics and law.

Scholarship Award:

  • The grants are intended to enable students to acquire additional international experience on top of their regular opportunities.
  • The grants are aimed at UvA PhD candidates approved by the Doctorate Board who are actively working on research.
  • A UvA386 Grant is worth up to €3000 per grant.
  • A minimum of 20 grants will be awarded, spread over two application rounds. More grants can be awarded if fund-raising proves successful.

Number of Scholarships: At least 20 grants of up to €3,000 each will be awarded during the first round of selections.

Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands or Abroad

Eligibility: UvA385 Grants are offered on top of existing regular opportunities. The launch of this new grant also forms the start of a fund-raising campaign being carried out by the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF).

Nationality: Students from Netherlands are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an master’s programme.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Netherlands Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications can only be submitted via the application form below. An application must contain the following:

  • Copy of the Doctorate Board’s decision regarding admission to the doctoral
  • A concise letter of motivation written by the PhD student that sets out the purpose and explains the relevance for their doctoral research and/or their career, and that shows that shows the enthusiasm and conviction needed to convince the committee that the grant will be well spent;
  • A recent CV;
  • A specific budget with an overview of income and expenses;
  • A general plan that shows that the grant will be awarded before September 2018;
  • A personal letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor which is individual to the PhD student. This letter is submitted separately.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 3, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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