The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective international students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. VU Amsterdam has committed to providing approximately 1 million euro towards attracting highly motivated and excellent students.
|Country of Study: Netherlands||Institution/ University: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Application Deadline: 1 Feb 2020||Level of Study: Masters|
About Institution (s):
VU Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university. With more than 23,000 students, we conduct cutting-edge research into problems of major societal and scientific importance. VU Amsterdam distinguishes itself in research and education through four major themes reflecting its strong level of involvement in current societal issues: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student this will help you look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, to engage with society and to seek tangible solutions for a better world. We ask and expect our students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look beyond the boundaries of their own fields, cultures, traditions and philosophies to become critical and socially engaged academics.
Sponsor(s): Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Full-time English taught Master’s programme
The VUFP scholarship covers the tuition fees. VUFP scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living costs.
The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a Merit scholarship programme for strongly motivated students with excellent study results.
- You can prove your academic excellence with a GPA of at least 80% of the highest possible mark.
- You are applying for the first year of a full-time English taught Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam starting per September 2020.
- You do not have the Dutch nationality.
- The degree with which you are seeking admission has not been obtained in the Netherlands.
The VUFP scholarship can be granted for a one or two-year Master’s programme. The scholarship will only be extended for the second year of the two-year Master’s programme if 100% of the credits of the first year have been achieved. The Faculty VUFP committee will be asked to demonstrate to the Central VUFP committee that these credits have indeed been achieved. Students already enrolled in a two-year Master’s programme who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship in 2019/2020 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship 2020/2021. The scholarship will only be granted to a student once and is explicitly intended for the Master’s programme for which it has been awarded.
One VUFP scholarship will be reserved for an applicant who previously completed a semester or full academic year abroad at the VU Amsterdam via the Semester in Amsterdam program and is now applying for a full-time Master’s programme at VU Amsterdam. When you are applying as a Semester in Amsterdam alumnus or alumna, please complete the regular application procedure and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform the staff that you applied via VUnet for a VUFP scholarship. Please indicate in your motivation letter that you previously completed a semester or full academic year at VU Amsterdam via the Semester in Amsterdam program. Students who are not selected for the scholarship reserved for Semester in Amsterdam alumni can still be considered for a regular VUFP scholarship.
Submit your VUFP application in VUnet.
Deadline: 1 February 2020
Please note that we strongly recommend to submit the required documents before 15 January 2020 to have a chance to upload any revised documents again if this should be necessary.
For VUFP application 3 documents in PDF format are required:
A. Proof of excellence / transcript, GPA and grading scale
Please upload the transcript and grading scale of your qualifying degree with a clear explanation of the GPA calculation.
Students who apply for a VU Fellowship Programme need to have a GPA of at least 80% of the highest possible mark (calculated over full previous degree or current Bachelor’s degree). For example, if the highest possible mark is a 10 you need to have an average of at least an 8. Excellence in previous education is proven if the grade point average achieved is at least the equivalent of the Dutch grade of an 8.0 on the Dutch grading scale 1 – 10. The VUFP Scholarship Committee will decide on the local grade equivalents for the Dutch grade of an 8.0 using the grade information included in the NUFFIC country modules.
B. Motivation Letter (around 500 words)
We would like to know your motivation for applying to the VU Fellowship Programme. Topics that should be reviewed in the motivation letter are the following:
• Why do you want to study this specific Master’s programme?
• What are your future goals?
• Why do you deserve the VUFP scholarship?
Do not hesitate to mention other factors of motivations as well, taking initiative is appreciated!
C. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
We strongly recommend the use of the Europass format.
Please note that we only accept PDF files. We will reject the documents if they are uploaded in any other type of format.
IMPORTANT: You must follow the link provided to the official scholarship webpage for detailed information, application and other changes.