Awards & scholarships

Awards & scholarships

UMC Utrecht offers awards and scholarships for students in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences and Clinical Health Sciences.

Fill in the application form 2023-2024

Thesis Awards uitklapper, klik om te openen

Our annual awards ceremony for student and teacher awards will take place on Thursday June 27th 2024.
Location: 'Groene Collegezaal'

Overview of awards and scholarships uitklapper, klik om te openen


The WKZ-Award is an award for a thesis, research paper or publication published last year. The subject should be about disease, treatment or background about diseases happening at an adolescent age. The award, which comes with a cash prize of 500 euros, is handed out yearly in June to a Medicine, Biomedical Sciences (Bachelor's or Master's) or Clinical Health Sciences student.

Hand in your application with a short letter written by your research supervisor. Make sure that your application is sent before May 1st to the Awards & Scholarships contact of the Education Center UMC Utrecht (See application form). The winners gets picked by an expert jury. 

Prize: 500 euros.
Deadline: 1 May 2024.

Talma Eykman award

The Talma Eykman award is for a student of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences or Clinical Health Sciences who has written an excellent research report or literature review thesis.

All master students and the bachelor students who follow an honours program may apply but the research report or literature review thesis must have been graded at least 8. Applications should be accompanied by a summary of maximum 2 A4 pages written for laymen. Entries will be judged by the Talma Eykman jury. The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2024.

Prize is 1000 euros.
Deadline: 1 May 2024.

Nijbakker-Morra Foundation: Incentive Prize

The Nijbakker-Morra Foundation provides an annual incentive prize for students Medicine and students of Biomedical Sciences who, during their research training, demonstrate exceptional talent for and commitment to fundamental or applied cancer research.

The prize enables students to attend a scientific conference abroad in the field of cancer research. 

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Prize is a 1500 euro travel scholarship.
The application deadline will follow, keep an eye on this page for updates. 

Van Wijck-Stam-Caspers (WSC) Fund

The foundation "van Wijck-Stam-Caspers" provides yearly 10000 Euro to assist students from Medicine and Biomedcal Sciences of the Utrecht University to perform cardiovascular research abroad as part of their study. 

The applications can be submitted twice a year (deadlines March 1 and October 1). A jury will select in principle one student application from Medicine and one from Biomedical Sciences in each round. in addition, PhD students may request support (maximum 1000 E) for a visit to a foreign laboratory in order to exchange data or methodologies.

Prizes are two cash prizes of 2500 euro and two grants of 1000 euro for PhD students.

Frits de Waard Penning

The Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care is proud to announce the ‘Frits de Waard Penning’. This award is intended for students who have conducted original and excellent epidemiological research in medicine or biomedical sciences. Two awards are available yearly, one for a medical student and one for an epidemiology master’s student. A jury will select the best entries.

The aim of the award is to encourage promising young researchers who are at the start of their career by acknowledging their achievements.

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Prize: besides the Frits de Waard Penning, the winners will receive an incentive of 500 euro
The application deadline: 1 May 2024.

Suzanne Hovinga Award

This award is for a bachelor thesis of exceptional quality. Entries will be judged by an independent jury on thoroughness of research, a demonstrated understanding of the material, logic of presentation, design, readability, creativity and inventiveness. Only theses awarded a mark of over 8 will be eligible for submission for the award.
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Prize is an award of 500 euro for one bachelor Biomedical Sciences student.
Deadline: 1 May 2024.

Student scholarship: Dr. E. Dekker programme of the Hartstichting uitklapper, klik om te openen

The internship made possible by this scholarship will be completed entirely in the Master's stage of your studies. For a periode of four months, you will conduct research in the cardiovascular field at a renowned research institution in the Netherlands of abroad.  The selection of students who are eligible for the Hartstichting internship funding is entirely up to the UMC Utrecht. 

You can't start your research before the internship is granted. If your internships gets funded, you have to start within nine months. Your signed final paper must be submitted within two months after ending your internship. 

Download the application form of the Hartstichting.

Don't forget to fill out the Prizes and Scholarships application form as well. You can find it at the top and bottom buttons on this page.

Prize: 3000 euros.
Application deadline: The application deadline is 1 September 2023. A pre-selection will be made by UMC Utrecht after this deadline. The student who has been nominated by UMC Utrecht will then receive a message from the Hartstichting with a request to submit an application in Cavaris ( It is therefore not possible to submit an application in Cavaris on your own initiative. Application deadline follows.

More information (only in Dutch)

Policy application awards and scholarships uitklapper, klik om te openen

An application may be submitted after graduation in cases where grading of the thesis/report took place after the application deadline.

This should also be the first possible moment at which the candidate can be reasonably expected to submit his/her application.

Contact uitklapper, klik om te openen

Linda Hofstra

Fill in the application form 2023-2024

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