The AUC Scholarship Fund offers two levels of full ASF Scholarship:
- EU students: EUR 5100 per year
- Non-EU students: EUR 15300 per year
"EU students" includes Dutch students, and refers to students who are eligible to pay the statutory tuition fee for AUC (wettelijk collegegeld).
Partial scholarships may also be awarded (these are usually 50% of the above amounts).
When To Apply?
The deadline for applications for an ASF Scholarship is 1 November 2016 if you will be starting at AUC in the spring semester (February) 2017. If you will be starting at AUC in the autumn (September) 2017 the deadline is 1 April 2017. Do not miss the deadline. Whether or not you have heard from AUC regarding your admission decision, you should still submit your scholarship application on time.
Selection will be done as quickly as possible in November 2016 for scholarships for students starting at AUC in the spring semester (February) 2017. Candidates will be notified of the results of the selection in late November/early December 2016. For students starting at AUC in the autumn (September) 2017 semester, selection will be done as quickly as possible in April 2017 and candidates notified in late April/early May 2017. No correspondence with the ASF Selection Committee or ASF Board about the selection will be accepted.
Before starting to complete the form (link available on the original web page), make sure you have all the information and documents ready. Scholarship applications are now open for students starting at AUC in 2017 (February or September).
You will need:
- Your letter of motivation for the scholarship, in digital format ready to upload.
- Information on your financial situation, to prove your financial need. Documents need to be in digital format (scanned) ready to upload. This information will be kept strictly confidential.
Letter Of Motivation
Your letter of motivation should include information on:
- your personal background
- your academic achievements
- your extracurricular accomplishments and activities
- your leadership skills and potential
- why you want to study at AUC, and
- why you need a scholarship.
Maximum 2 sides of A4, written in English. Make sure it has your full name at the top. It needs to be in digital format, e.g. pdf, ready for uploading. Max 2 Mb.
Selection and Selection Criteria
The ASF Selection Committee, consisting of representatives of the sponsors and an independent chair, considers all the applications and recommends to the ASF Board which students should receive a scholarship.
ASF Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need.
In order to be eligible for an ASF Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements.
- You must apply separately for admission to AUC. For more information on applications and admissions, see links in left-hand menu. Only AUC students can receive an ASF scholarship.
- You must have excellent school results and a strong motivation as reflected in your AUC admissions application and recommendation forms.
- The ASF Selection Committee will also look at your extracurricular accomplishments and activities relevant for AUC, as well as your (potential) leadership profile and skills.
- You must be able to demonstrate your financial need. In other words, that it will be not be possible for you to study at AUC without a scholarship
Conditions For Receiving An ASF Scholarship
ASF Scholarships will only be awarded to selected students who meet the following requirements. Students who fail to meet the following requirements cannot receive financial support.
- An ASF Scholarship awardee must be fully admitted to Amsterdam University College. The ASF Scholarship cannot be transferred to another academic year or another academic programme.
- An ASF Scholarship awardee must have satisfied all visa and residence permit requirements, if applicable.
- An ASF Scholarship awardee must have proven both merit and financial need.
- An ASF Scholarship awardee may not receive another full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the ASF Scholarship. AUC must be notified (contact the AUC Scholarship Fund, link available on the original web page) if the student has been awarded another full scholarship, and which scholarship the student has decided to accept.
Payment Of Scholarship
ASF Scholarships are paid to the student in 12 monthly instalments. Students are responsible for paying their AUC tuition fee themselves; the Fund does not pay their tuition fee for them.
Conditions For Maintaining An ASF Scholarship
ASF Scholarship holders are expected to maintain good academic standing during their studies at AUC. The ASF Scholarship may be terminated if their GPA falls below 3.0 or if they enter a period of probation. Students who receive an ASF Scholarship are evaluated after one year of study. The ASF Scholarship is awarded for another year if the student:
- has successfully passed the first year (a GPA of at least 3.0 and preferably on the excellence list with a GPA ≥ 3.5)
- receives a positive recommendation at the end of their first year from his/her tutor and the Board of Examiners
- can prove that the financial need base has not changed.
The same procedure is followed at the end of the second year. ASF Scholarships are not, in principle, extended beyond three years/six semesters.
If a student who is receiving an ASF Scholarship decides or has to end their studies at AUC without graduating, the ASF Scholarship is terminated and the ASF Scholarship payments already received by the student must be reimbursed to the AUC Scholarship Fund in full.
ASF Scholarship holders are expected to participate in activities with AUC sponsors and other AUC contacts, including the AUC alumni network, and to cooperate in the promotion of the ASF. The ASF Scholarship may be terminated if the holder unreasonably refuses to participate in such activities.
This information will be kept strictly confidential.
- Calculate the total amount in your local currency of all taxable income of your parents/guardians before tax deductions. Include any non-taxable income such as benefits or pensions.
If you are not Dutch and will not receive Dutch student finance:
- If your local currency is not euro, convert the above total to euro. (You are eligible for an ASF scholarship if the annual family total is below EUR 46000.)
- You must submit proof of this income: the most recent income tax statement(s) for both parents/guardians or 3 recent salary slips indicating gross income. Include records of any other income such as benefits or pensions.
- If these documents are not in English or Dutch, provide translations of the relevant parts (it does not have to be a certified translation).
- Combine the digital versions/scans of all these documents into one file (maximum two) ready for uploading. Max 5 Mb per file.
- If you are over 30, do the calculations and upload the documents for your own income.
- If you are under 30 but want us to disregard the income of one or both of your parents/guardians because you cannot obtain the above financial documents, upload an explanation and supporting evidence instead. For example, if you have a serious conflict with one or both of your parents/guardians and have no contact with them.
- Make sure your name is clearly indicated on all documents .
f you are Dutch and/or will receive Dutch student finance (studiefinanciering):
- You need to receive the maximum additional grant (maximum aanvullende beurs) from DUO to be eligible for an ASF Scholarship.
- You need to submit proof of this: either the official statement from DUO or, if you do not have that yet, the result of the calculation from the DUO website. (If you are awarded an ASF scholarship, you will have to provide a copy of the official statement from DUO before being able to receive it.)
- Make a digital version of the proof, e.g. a scan, ready for uploading. Max 5 Mb.
- Make sure your name is clearly indicated on all documents.
For more information please click on "Further official information" below.
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