VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP), VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Deadline: 1 March 2012
Open to: the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship
Fellowship: 5.000 euro for EU-students, 15.000 euro for non-EU-students


VU University Amsterdam offers fellowships to outstanding non-Dutch students who take part in its International Master’s degree programmes, through the VU fellowship programme (VUFP). The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a highly selective scholarship for students who have excellent study results and are strongly motivated. There is a limited number of fellowships available for the 2012/2013 academic year.

At the VU Fellowship Programme can apply international students enrolling in preselected master’s degree programmes at VU University starting September 2012 and international students enrolling in the bachelor’s degree programme International Business Administration, starting September 2012.
Selected students will receive a scholarship for the duration of the degree programme. However, the scholarship will only be renewed if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.


There are two amounts for the VUFP scholarship:

  • € 5000 for EU-students
  • €15000 for non-EU-students


The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Not have the Dutch nationality;
  • Have been admitted to an international master’s programme, as preselected by the faculty, or IBA;
  • Hold a relevant bachelor’s degree (for a master’s programme) or secondary school diploma (for IBA);
  • Be able to comply with the condition to obtain a Dutch visa.

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria means automatically that the student is not eligible for a VUFP scholarship.


Deadline for application is 1 March 2012.
First step is applying for the VUFP scholarship at [email protected]
Please send in the following documents:

  • Proof that you belong to the top 10% of your class (issued by your university) or university statement concerning your GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • Motivation letter (Why do you think you deserve the VUFP scholarship?)
  • Financial Plan listing your budget (other scholarships etcetera)
The results of the selection of VUFP scholarship will be published at the website by the beginning of May 2012. The VU Fellowship will be paid to you in installments during the academic year.

For questions please mail at: [email protected]

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