Talent Fellows receive EUR 2500 per academic year for a maximum of three years, and participate in a tailor-made talent development programme. In addition to financial support, TFA fellows are invited to participate in annual personal development activities, as well as networking events. The personal development activities are designed to teach students essential skills needed to succeed as academics and young professionals. The networking events allow students to start building strong professional networks that can propel their careers forward once they leave AUC.
The application form for Talent Fellowships starting in September 2024 is now open. Before completing the application form, please carefully read all the information on:
If you have already applied for a Talent Fellowship and have questions about your application, please feel free to send us an email.
To be eligible for consideration for a Talent Fellowship at AUC:
Please note that admission to AUC is a separate process with its own deadlines and procedures, and only students who are (eventually) admitted to AUC can receive a Talent Fellowship.
|For a TFA starting in:
|Application form opens:
|1 April 2024
Late applications cannot be accepted. Please do not miss the deadline!
The Talent Fellowship at AUC is a merit-based award, although there is a family income threshold that is measured by your eligibility for an additional grant from DUO (see the Eligibility criteria section for more information).
The ASF Selection Committee uses the following criteria to select the applicants to be recommended for a fellowship - make sure you cover all of these in your letter of motivation for your application:
The Talent Fellowships at AUC are aimed at Dutch students, and students completing their secondary education in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who are from underrepresented communities in Dutch higher education. Within this, the Selection Committee is being asked to prioritise:
Talent Fellows receive EUR 2500 per academic year for a maximum of three years.
Payment of your fellowship starts in mid-September and is paid out over 10 instalments per year. There are no payments in July and August, and you must have a Dutch bank account in your name to receive the fellowship instalments.
In order to start receiving a Talent Fellowship:
We have high expectations of Talent Fellows. You will be expected to meet the following conditions in order to maintain your Talent Fellowship at AUC:
If you are receiving a Talent Fellowship and you decide to, or have to, end your studies at AUC without graduating, your Fellowship will be terminated. You will be expected to reimburse the AUC Scholarship Fund in full for the Fellowship payments you have already received.
For general questions about the AUC Scholarship Fund or the Talent Fellowship, please contact the ASF via the link below.