Thesis Prizes

All students

Student Award Social Impact

Interesting for: a UU student or group of students who have excelled in the social field alongside their studies

Deadline: annually on 1 June (you can nominate yourself or be nominated.)

Read more information on the UU website

All students: specific subject

Digital history thesis award

Interesting for: students applying digital historical research in their thesis

Deadline: annually in September

Read more information on the Humanities webpage

Dr. P.A. Tiele-Stichting Thesis Prize

Interesting for: students whose thesis pertains to bibliographical research

Deadline: annually in October

Read more information on the Tiele-Stichting website (in Dutch)

Anéla / VIOT Thesis award

Interesting for: students whose thesis pertains to language acquisition, language teaching, or language use 

Deadline: annually in January (nominated)

Read more information on the Anela website

Dr. Albert van der Zeijden Thesis Prize

Interesting for: students whose thesis pertains to intangible cultural heritage 

Deadline: annually in October

Read more information on the website of the Dutch Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage

Johan de Witt Thesis Prize

Interesting for: students whose thesis pertains to the Dutch Republic in the 17th century

Deadline: annually in October

Read more information on the website of the vereniging Vrienden van De Witt (in Dutch)

Italy Studies Thesis Prize

Interesting for: students whose thesis pertains to Italy Studies

Deadline: biennially in July, even years

Read more information on the website of the Werkgroep Italië Studies (in Dutch)

Thesis Prizes French

Interesting for: students whose thesis pertains to the French-speaking world

Deadline: annually on 1 October (nominated)

Read more information on the website of Platform Frans (in Dutch)

Master's students

Humanities Thesis Prize

Interesting for: Humanities Master's students

Deadline: annually on 1 June (nominated)

Best Master's Thesis

Interesting for: UU Master's students whose thesis received a mark of at least an 8.5

Deadline: annually on 1 June (nominated)

Read more information on the UU website

Vliegenthart Thesis Award

Interesting for: UU Master's students whose thesis received a mark of at least an 8.5

Deadline: the winner is chosen from the same pool of nominations as the Best Master's Thesis, but is alternately awarded to different disciplines. The Humanities will be the recipient in 2025, 2029, etc.

Read more information on the UU website

Jan Brouwer Thesis Prizes

Interesting for: Master's students in the humanities and social sciences

Deadline: annually in October (nominated)

Read more information on the website of De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (in Dutch)

Master's students: specific subject

Africa Thesis Award

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to Africa

Deadline: annually in August

Read more information on the website of the African Studies Center of Leiden University

Johanna Naber Award

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to women’s and/or gender history

Deadline: annually in June

Read more information on the Atria website

J.C. Baak Prize

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to the peaceful coexistence of different peoples

Deadline: biennially in October, uneven years (nominated)

Read more information on the website of De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (in Dutch)

VNK Thesis Prize

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to the Dutch church and religious history

Deadline: biennially in September, uneven years

Read more information on the website of the Vereniging voor Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis (in Dutch)

Volkskrant-IISH Thesis Prize

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to history

Deadline: annually in September

Read more information on the website of the International Institute of Social History

Visions on Peace Master Thesis Prize

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to peace and security issues

Deadline: annually in December

Read more information on the Stichting Vredeswetenschappen website

J.R. Bruijn-prijs

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to Dutch maritime history

Deadline: biennially in May, uneven years

Read more information on the website of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Zeegeschiedenis (in Dutch)

EFNIL Master’s Thesis Award

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to language use, language policy and multilingualism

Deadline: annually in January

Read more information on the website of the European Federation of National Institutions for Language

Thesis Prizes Responsible Internet

Interesting for: Master's students whose thesis pertains to Responsible Internet

Deadline: annually in September (nominated)

Read more information on the website of De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (in Dutch)

Hélène Phoa Prize

Interesting for: students of the RMA Gender Studies

Deadline: annually in September

Read more information on the website of the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies

De Hartog Beem Thesis Prize

Interesting for: master's students whose thesis (Dutch or English) relates to Jewish history or culture

Deadline: annually in early June

Read more information on the website of the Menasseh ben Israel Institute for Jewish Studies