AHK Internationalisation Fund

For students who want to study or do an internship abroad for a short period, the AHK Internationalisation Fund offers its own scholarship programme. There are two application categories:

"With the help of the AHK Internationalisation Fund, I did an internship at two companies in London. I can definitely recommend staying abroad during your study. For example, the Dutch VFX industry cannot be compared to the one in London in terms of size and the type of projects worked on. I also found it really fun that you meet lots of new people."
Max van Leeuwen (student Visual Effects & Immersive Media)

Individual trips

The next deadline for applications is 15 May 2024.

Individual trips are foreign study and internship trips lasting two weeks to nine months. You can apply for a contribution towards travel costs (100% within Europe and up to a max. of €350; 50% outside Europe and up to a max. of €500) and a monthly allowance of €250 up to a max. of €1,500. A prerequisite for applications is that your programme recognises the credits to be earned.

  • Applications twice a year;
  • The application form is online six weeks before the deadline;
  • Deadline for applications mid-November and mid-May.

Tips for completing the application form:
Before applying, contact your academy's internationalisation coordinator. This person can help you with the application and will also have to approve your applications later on. You submit the application via the online application form. Please note that you cannot save this form in between. Avoid frustration and read the instructions beforehand. Collect all the answers to the questions and the necessary proofs you need to upload. Only then start filling in the application form.

Important documents:
Application form
Template Application form (PDF)

How to apply for Internationalisation Funds online (infographic)
Template Budget and Coverage Plan + instructions
Instructions regarding your Internationalisation Grant 
Declaration form (Excel)​​​​​​
Terms and conditions individual application (PDF)

Personal invitation

The category of the personal invitation (uitnodiging op naam) is to contribute towards the travel costs if you are invited to a foreign festival or exhibition due to your exceptional achievements. Conditions for applying are:

  • The invitation is to you personally;
  • The body or authority giving the invitations is renowned in your field of study.

Participation in conferences and competitions fall outside this scheme.

An application can be submitted throughout the entire academic year, provided it is well before your departure date.

Important documents:
Personal invitation criteria (PDF)
Personal invitation application form (Word)
Instructions regarding your Internationalisation Grant (PDF)
Report Personal invitation (WORD)
Declaration form​​​​​​​ (Excel)