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Before you begin your application, please be sure that you are eligible to apply. Scroll down for detailed information on what criteria we ask applicants to meet. Applications received from individuals who are not eligible will not be considered.

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Eligibility requirements for applicants from the Netherlands and Dutch applicants studying abroad

General requirements

Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be one of the following:

  • Currently enrolled students from the Netherlands or at the Netherlands-based universities; or
  • Recent graduates (for the 2022 Fellowship, we define recent graduates as individuals who graduated 2019, 2020 and 2021).
  • Currently enrolled graduate students and PhD students are also eligible to apply.
  • If your path has been non-linear, please check in with us to find out about your eligibility.

If you are a Dutch citizen studying at a foreign university, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the Netherlands. If you are a Dutch student studying at a university in other Humanity in Action countries, you may also be eligible to apply through the Humanity in Action offices in those countries. Please contact those offices directly to confirm your eligibility.

If you are a non-Dutch citizen studying at a university in the Netherlands, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the Amsterdam office.

If you are a student or recent graduate from and/or based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, the United States, or Ukraine, please select this country’s name from this page to view their application information. If you are unsure through which country’s application you should be applying, please contact

If you came to the Netherlands as a refugee, please contact our Amsterdam office.

Applicants may apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe through a single application and may indicate a preference for one or more programs. However, they cannot choose their city of participation.

More questions? Please reference our FAQs page for more information.

Fellowship & Application Resources

Become a Fellow

Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in five cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

05 Locations

93 Fellows per year