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Aon Scholarship Programme

For over 30 years Aon Netherlands is involved in developing insurance packages and services towards International students. We know first-hand, the impact that education can have on the future of individuals and know that talented students are missing out on opportunities due to financial reasons.

To give these talented students more financial opportunities, Aon started a scholarship programme in cooperation with the Dutch national agency for internationalization in education, Nuffic. Within the Netherlands, Aon wants to sponsor this talent by providing a scholarship of €6000,- to international students coming to the Netherlands to work on their thesis.

About Aon Corporation

Aon is the leading global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in Risk, Retirement and Health at a time when those topics have never been more important to the global economy. Aon develops insights that reduce the volatility our clients face and helps them maximize their performance.

Risk

Aon provides risk advisory, commercial risk and reinsurance solutions to help clients better identify, quantify and manage their risk exposure.

Retirement

Aon provides actuarial, investment and retirement solutions to help clients design and implement secure, equitable and sustainable retirement programs.

Health

Aon provides consulting, global benefits and exchange solutions to help clients mitigate rising health care costs and improve employee health and well-being.

For more information please visit www.aon.com.

Academic year 2021-2022

Aon selection process & scholarship

To apply for this scholarship you need to meet all the criteria below. You may send the requested documents to scholarships-sts@uva.nl before 12 October 2021, 17:00 (CEST). The requested documents are:

  • Transcript of Records
  • Proposal of Thesis
  • Motivation letter which should include:
    • Your motivation for your selected Bachelor/Master programme at the University of Amsterdam
    • In case the scholarship is for a (research) project, description and motivation for the (research) project
    • Explanation of why you are in need of this scholarship/financial support
  • Two different reference letters from a current or previous professor and/or study advisor:
    • If the scholarship is for a (research) project, include a reference from the study advisor describing the relevance of the (research) project.
    • One reference letter should address the need for financial support for the candidate.

The University of Amsterdam will nominate 6 students for the Aon Scholarship Program, by informing Nuffic on 18 October 2021. After nomination you will receive an email from Nuffic with a dedicated link and registration code to fill out additional information before the end of October 2021.

Based on this information Nuffic will continue the selection process. Both Nuffic and Aon will make the final decision on who will be selected as candidates. For the academic year 2021-2022 Aon provides two scholarships to international students of the University of Amsterdam. The announcement of that final decision is planned for 19 November 2021.

The financial contribution of the Aon Scholarship will be €6000,- and will be paid in instalments.

Criteria you must meet:

  • You are a foreign student coming from one of the countries of the European Economic Area and are listed as a student for the academic year 2021-2022 at the University of Amsterdam.
  • You will be working on your thesis, which is related to your Bachelor, Master or PhD program at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Your thesis should be linked to the business activities of Aon Corporation in the fields of Risk, Retirement or Health.

Important to mention:

Aon stands for equity and inclusion and hopes to encourage students from under-represented groups to apply for this scholarship, giving support to those that are in need and therefore would benefit from this financial support to help them graduate. This includes students with*:

  • disabilities (i.e. participants with special needs): people with mental (intellectual, cognitive, learning), physical, sensory or other disabilities;
  • educational difficulties: young people with learning difficulties; early school-leavers; low qualified adults; young people with poor school performance;
  • economic obstacles: people with a low standard of living, low income, dependence on social welfare system or homeless; young people in long-term unemployment or poverty; people in debt or with financial problems;
  • cultural differences: immigrants or refugees or descendants from immigrant or refugee families; people belonging to a national or ethnic minority; people with linguistic adaptation and cultural inclusion difficulties;
  • health problems: people with chronic health problems, severe illnesses or psychiatric conditions;
  • social obstacles: people facing discrimination because of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc.; people with limited social skills or anti-social or risky behaviours; people in a precarious situation; (ex-)offenders, (ex-)drug or alcohol abusers; young and/or single parents; orphans;
  • geographical obstacles: people from remote or rural areas; people living in small islands or in peripheral regions; people from urban problem zones; people from less serviced areas (limited public transport, poor facilities).

* List as stated by Nuffic for the Erasmus+ programme.

Any questions on your Aon Scholarship application? Get in touch with the Financial Aid Office:

  • Ms. Carine de Wilde – Institutional Erasmus & Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Ms. Jenny Fang – Financial Aid Officer
  • Tel.: +31 6 18 42 42 77
  • Email: scholarships@uva.nl