Scholarships for Master’s programmes at VU University Amsterdam
Students at VU University AmsterdamInternational students applying for the Master’s programmes at VU University Amsterdam may also apply for the university’s scholarships. Scholarships are tuition fee waivers and do not cover living costs and other expenses.
VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP)
VU Fellowship scholarship fully covers tuition fee. Non-EU students pay €12,000—15,000 per year for the Master’s programmes. EU students—only €2,006. That is why VUFP scholarships are mostly useful for students coming to studying in the Netherlands from outside of European Union.
To apply a scholarship, student should perform the following steps:
- Apply for the Master’s programme at VU before February 1st, 2017. The application must be done via Dutch system Studielink and the university’s portal VUnet.
- Apply for the VUFP scholarship via VUnet before February 1st.
- Prove your academic performance at the previous place of study. An average mark must be 80% or higher.
- Add to your application package a motivation letter and CV in the Europass format.
Explain in your motivation letter why you chose VU and your programme. Tell how you want to contribute to the university and where you are going to work after graduation. Make sure you write about benefits you will deliver to your classmates, colleagues and society. Prove you are worthy receiving the scholarship.
VUFP scholarship receivers will be announced by April 1st, 2017.
Holland Scholarship Programme (HSP)
VU University Amsterdam participates in the national Holland Scholarship programme. Within its frames, 48 Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences provide one-time grants to non-EU students worth €5,000 each. To apply for this grant at VU you must first apply for the VUFP scholarship.
Application deadline for the Holland Scholarship is also February 1st, 2017.
VU University Amsterdam also offers several country-specific scholarships to students from USA, Indonesia, China, Brazil, and some others countries.
To find more details regarding scholarships at VU, please visit the “Scholarships” page on the university’s website.