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. 

The Academy of Architecture has several opportunities for students to do a project abroad, to do an international internship and/or to study abroad for a period of time. It is almost impossible nowadays to imagine a study without a short period in another country. A stay in another country not only enriches your study programme, but it is also a challenge for your personal growth to stay temporarily in another country, with a different language and culture.

Zo'n buitenlands verblijf verrijkt niet alleen je opleiding, maar het is ook een persoonlijke uitdaging om een periode in een totaal andere omgeving te studeren. There are several funds and scholarships to apply for. On this page we will give you more information.

If you have any questions about this, after reding all the info, you can contact our coördinator internationalization Mildred van der Zwan (mildred.vanderzwan@ahk.nl).

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 the list of courses with an Erasmus+programme agreement and here for information about the Erasmus scholarship of the AHK.

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.
Read more information about the AHK Internationalization Fund.

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 work fund. Travel grants are awarded from the work fund.
More information can be found on the Snellebrand Studiereisfonds-info on MyAHK.

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 can be found on the Holland Scholarship information page of the AHK.

Grant application at EFL Foundation (external)
Grant applications can be submitted to the EFL Foundation in which lessons from the past are linked to current issues. This organization is mainly looking for applications at the interface of research, design, politics and policy in which the ideas of Van Eesteren and Van Lohuizen have a contemporary meaning.
More information can be found on the website of the EFL Foundation

NHBOS Foundation (external)
This foundation publishes a talent grant to enable young landscape architects to broaden and deepen at the start of their professional career. The talent fair caused an incentive for excellent landscape architects to develop in the transition to professional practice. In addition, the Foundation works with annual student grants and supports research and publications.
Check NHBOS Foundation for more info.

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. Our advice is to start looking around early and read the terms and conditions of each fund carefully.
Information can be found on the info Grants for further studies of the AHK.

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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