It is impossible nowadays to imagine study time without a short period studying or doing an internship abroad. A stay abroad not only enriches your study programme, but it is also a challenge to study for a period of time in a totally different environment. Studying abroad helps you to formulate your goals in a more well-defined way. In addition, a foreign study is often highly valued on your CV. 

Erasmus+ programme
The Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission stimulates student exchanges between various European higher education institutions. This occurs through offering grants. Students who have passed their propaedeutic examination (first year of a degree programme) are eligible for a grant for a foreign study or internship. A minimum of three months up to a maximum of one year applies to a study period. An internship period must be at least two months and no more than one year. Students from all nationalities are eligible for an Erasmus grant. Click here to see which courses we have an Erasmus+programme agreement with. More information...

AHK Internationalization Fund
The Amsterdam University of the Arts offers her students possibilities in financial support for a short period study abroad or internship abroad during their study if their needs does not meet the criteria of the Erasmus exchange programme of the European Union with the AHK Internationalization Fund. Students can apply for both study and internship abroad for a period from 2 weeks to maximum 12 months. More information...

Snellebrand Study Trip Fund
The independent foundation Snellebrand Studiereisfonds (Snellebrand Study Trip Fund) is affiliated with the Academy. The foundation manages two funds for study trips: the capital fund, and the work fund. The capital fund contains the capital that has been saved on a voluntary basis by students at the Academy in the past: the basic capital. After deductions for expenses, the return is paid into the Snellebrand Work Fund. Travel grants are awarded from the work fund. 

The Holland Scholarship
The Holland Scholarship is a scholarship programme of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science that aims to provide talented incoming and outgoing students with a financial incentive in order to study or do an internship in a non-EU country. The Academy has a very limited number of scholarships available. In the case of outgoing students, the study or internship period must be at least three months and take place in a non-EEA country. The application must satisfy the conditions of the AHK Internationalisation Fund. More information...

Scholarships after graduation
It is also possible to appeal for a scholarship for a follow-up study after graduation. Motivated and talented students who want to do a follow-up study abroad after their study programme in the Netherlands can submit an application at a number of institutions in order to be considered for a scholarship. You often have to arrange these scholarships already during your graduation year. Recommendation: look around in time and read the terms and conditions of each fund well. More information...

Mildred van der Zwan is the internationalization contact person at the Academy of Architecture. She can be reached via mildred.vanderzwan@ahk.nl.

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