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UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students

The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF provides financial and other support to refugees and asylum seekers who plan to study in the Netherlands.

The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF provides financial and other support to refugees and asylum seekers who plan to study in the Netherlands. Students must be recognized refugees within the Netherlands.

Scholarship value

The UAF does not grant scholarships. The UAF supports its clients in the preparation for and during their studies at Dutch educational institutions. The support usually consists of advisory, intermediary and counselling services; under certain circumstances the UAF also provides financial support for study costs such as tuition fees, books and travel expenses.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • Eritrea
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Somalia
  • Syria

Application requirements

To qualify for this support, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • You are a refugee.
  • Your preparatory training is sufficient to study in higher education: University or University of Applied Sciences (hbo/hogeschool).
  • You speak English, French or Dutch at an advanced level.
  • You are motivated to learn Dutch at a fast pace and an advanced level.
  • You are capable of studying independently.
  • You intend to study in higher education and you want to start as soon as possible.
  • You have not yet graduated at a Dutch University or University of Applied Sciences.
  • You are willing to refund part of the payments you received to finance your studies.

Deadline for application

This programme has no deadline for application. You can apply all-year-long.

How to apply

UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students
UAF website