22nd International AIDS Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 23-27 July 2018

AIDS 2018 Scholarship Programme

AIDS 2016 Scholarship recipients ©IAS/Marcus Rose/Workers' Photos

Through the Scholarship Programme, the conference organizers commit to make the AIDS 2018 conference accessible to people from resource-limited settings, researchers, young people, key and vulnerable populations and community representatives.

The Scholarship application platform is now closed.

International Scholarship Programme

The Scholarship Programme was open to everyone around the world working or volunteering in the field of HIV and AIDS who is at least 16 years of age at the time of the conference. This programme provides financial assistance to help people who would otherwise be unable to benefit from the conference

Priority is given to:

  • Those whose participation will help enhance their work in their own communities
  • Those who are able to assist in the transfer of skills and knowledge acquired at the conference
  • Those whose abstract, workshop or Global Village and Youth activity has been selected.

Scholarship selection is based on a non-biased scoring system. A Scholarship Review Committee (SRC) contributes to the reviewing and scoring of the applications.

Only a limited number of scholarships is available, and applicants are strongly encouraged to seek other/additional funding sources.

Media Scholarship Programme

A limited number of scholarships is also available for media representatives. Media scholarship applicants are asked to provide media accreditation and supporting documents such as samples of their work and a letter from their editor.

Types of support

Scholarship applicants were able to request a full or partial scholarship.

  • A full scholarship includes:
    • Registration fee for the conference (includes access to all sessions and exhibitions)
    • Travel (pre-paid airfare at the lowest fare available, from the nearest international airport);
    • Accommodation (shared room in a budget hotel for the days of the conference only)
    • Modest daily living allowance for the duration of the conference (23-27 July 2018).
  • A partial scholarship may include any combination of the above.
  • Pre-conferences organizers may grant additional support to selected recipients. This includes support for attendance to STI 2018 and TB 2018.
  • Additional scholarships were available to clinicians and HIV service providers through the IAS Educational Fund. HIV advocates were also encouraged to apply.

Apply for a scholarship

The Scholarship application platform is now closed

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Consult the Scholarship application tutorial in your language:


A step-by-step guide into the application process


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more information on scholarships.

Contact the Scholarship team

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