Here you can find the ASF Scholarship application form and practical information regarding ASF scholarship deadlines, amounts and selection criteria.
The AUC Scholarship Fund offers two levels of full ASF Scholarship:
"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). To compare scholarship levels with the costs of studying at AUC, please follow the link to our webpage on fees and costs.
Scholarships starting in:
ASF application deadline:
Students wishing to apply to receive an ASF Scholarship starting in September 2021 should use the digital application form via the link above. Please keep in mind that you can only apply for an ASF Scholarship after you have submitted your application for admission to study at AUC. You should apply for a scholarship before the ASF Scholarship deadline of 1 April 2021 (for scholarships starting in September 2021) even if you are still waiting to hear a decision regarding your application for admission from AUC's Admissions Committee.
Scholarships starting in February 2021 (current AUC students only)
For current AUC students*, the deadline for submitting your application for an ASF Scholarship starting in February 2021 was 1 December 2020. Selection will be done as quickly as possible for current AUC students who have applied for a scholarship starting in February 2021. You will be notified before 25 December 2020 if you have been awarded an ASF Scholarship. No correspondence with the ASF Selection Committee or ASF Board about the selection will be accepted.
Please note that the chances for current AUC students being considered for an ASF scholarship are low unless there has been an unanticipated, sudden and drastic change in their family's financial circumstances since starting at AUC or since the former deadline of applying for a scholarship for September 2020 (1 April 2020).
Scholarships starting in September 2021
The deadline for submitting your application for an ASF Scholarship starting in September 2021 is 1 April 2021. Selection will be done as quickly as possible in April 2021 for scholarships for students starting at AUC in the autumn (September) 2021 semester, and you will be notified in late April/early May 2021 if you have been awarded an ASF scholarship. No correspondence with the ASF Selection Committee or ASF Board about the selection will be accepted.
The ASF Selection Committee, consisting of representatives of the ASF sponsors and an independent chair, considers all the applications and recommends which students should receive a scholarship to the ASF Board.
For your scholarship application to be considered by the ASF Selection Committee, you must meet the following requirements:
ASF Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. The ASF Selection Committee selects the applicants to be recommended for a scholarship using the following criteria:
If your family income is above a certain amount, you will not be eligible for an ASF scholarship. You will need to send financial documents about your family income with your scholarship application. Only the total amount of your family income will be revealed to the Selection Committee members, and only to them. They will not see your financial documents, these will be used strictly internally and only to verify the information you have provided.
If you are not Dutch and not eligible for Dutch student finance (studiefinancering), then you need to calculate the total annual income before tax deductions of your parents/guardians, including non-taxable income such as benefits or pensions. This total needs to be below EUR 46,000 for you to be eligible for an ASF scholarship.
ASF Scholarships will only be awarded to the selected students who meet the following requirements. If you fail to meet the following requirements, you cannot receive financial support.
ASF Scholarships are paid directly to the students in 10 monthly instalments. Students are responsible for paying their AUC tuition fee themselves; the Scholarship Fund does not pay their tuition fees for them.
We have high expectations of ASF Scholarship holders. You will be expected to maintain good academic standing throughout your AUC studies, with good grades and no periods of probation, or risk losing your scholarship. You will be evaluated after one year of study at AUC, and your ASF Scholarship will be awarded for another year if you:
The same procedure is followed at the end of your second year. ASF Scholarships are not, in principle, awarded for more than three years/six semesters in total.
If you are receiving an ASF Scholarship and you decide to, or have to, end your studies at AUC without graduating, your ASF Scholarship will be terminated, and you must reimburse the AUC Scholarship Fund in full for all the ASF Scholarship payments you have already received.
ASF Scholarship holders are important ambassadors for AUC and the Scholarship Fund. They 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. Your ASF Scholarship may be terminated if you unreasonably refuse to participate in such activities.
For general questions regarding AUC scholarships, please first view the FAQ and should you still have questions, please feel free to contact an AUC Scholarship Fund representative by using the links below.